LINDA K. ODERMOTT

503.525.2525 Ext. 2114
503.773.8749 (Direct Line)
Odermott@RosenLawFirm.com

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

 Oregon Paralegal Association, Oregon Certified Paralegal Credentials (OCP®) issued 2017

 National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam, Registered Paralegal (RP®) Credentials issued 2012

 Everest College, Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

 Portland Community College, Associate of Science & Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

 Portland State University, Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration of Justice 

PUBLISHED WORK

What are the Real Benefits of Attending a National Convention, Feb. 2017, OPA Paragram

Reintegration; What They Didn’t Tell Me, May, 2016, The National Paralegal Reporter

How to Educate Your Firm About Certification (and Ask Them to Pay For It), Nov, 2014, OPA Paragram

The Certification Train is Leaving the Station, Sept. 2014, The National Paralegal Reporter, OPA Paragram

Federal Funded Unemployment Benefits Paying for PCCE, July 2014, OPA Paragram

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 American Bar Association, associate member, 2015-2016

 Judge Advocate General’s Association of Paraprofessionals, regular member 2017-present

 Multnomah Bar Association, associate member, 2014-present

 Oregon Paralegal Association, regular member, 2009-present

 National Federation of Paralegal Associations, regular member, 2009-present

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

 Honorary Sergeant Major rank, 2017

Awarded by Command Sergeant Major Lister of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps by and through U.S. Army Master Sergeant Jamal Owens at the NFPA 2017 Joint Conference, for her work assisting the Retired JAG Military Paralegal Association amend the Association’s bylaws to incorporate active-duty military paralegals and civilian paralegal contractors into their membership; helping to create a credentialing program for military paralegals; and assisting in the creation of a transition plan for active-duty paralegals into civilian roles supported by voluntary certification.

 National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year, 2015

 Oregon Paralegal Association’s Paralegal of the Year, 2015 and 2016

Linda Odermott, RP®, OCP has worked as a paralegal on complex litigation matters since 2007, developing an expertise in civil litigation in state and federal courts, administrative rules, and document production and management.


Her skills are nationally recognized. Linda is a regular panelist, facilitator, and speaker for the National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA) and Oregon Paralegal Association (OPA), focusing on paralegal certification, assisting paralegals in our Armed Forces, and the new paralegal licensure programs sprouting up across the U.S. For more than six years that work has included working with the JAG offices of the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the Marines and the Judge Advocate General’s Association of Paraprofessionals assisting paralegals of those branches achieve paralegal certification in the civilian world for their postmilitary careers.


In 2017 Linda was awarded the rank of Honorary Sergeant Major by Command Sergeant Major Lister of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps by and through U.S. Army Master Sergeant Jamal Owens, recognizing her work in assisting Retired JAG Military Paralegal Association amend that Association’s bylaws to incorporate active-duty military paralegals and civilian paralegal contractors into their membership; helping create a credentialing program for military paralegals; and assisting in the creation of a transition plan for active-duty paralegals into civilian roles supported by voluntary certification.

In both 2015 and 2016 was named Paralegal of the Year by Oregon Paralegal Association and in 2015 Linda was named Certification Ambassador of the Year by the National Federation of Paralegal Association for her work with our military.


Linda is a current a member of the Oregon State Bar Paraprofessional Licensing Implementation Committee (PLIC), where she chairs the Admissions and Education Workgroup. The PLIC focuses on drafting the implementation plan to license paraprofessionals in order to address the state’s access to justice gap. Linda is also an member of the adjunct faculty of Portland Community College’s Paralegal Program.


VOLUNTEER AND PRO BONO POSITIONS

 Judge Advocate General’s Association of Paraprofessionals (JAGALP); NFPA Secondary Delegate Representative, current

 National Federation of Paralegal Associations, former positions: Vice President and Director of Paralegal Certification; Armed Forces Coordinator; Certification Public Relations Coordinator; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Position Statement on UPL Member; Association Management Co-Coordinator; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Amended Position Statement on Non-Lawyer Legal Practice Chair; Regulation Review Coordinator; Budget Committee Member

 Oregon State Bar: Paraprofessional Licensing Implementation Committee – Admissions and Education Chair, current; Board of Governors Futures Task Force Regulation Committee Task Force Member, 2016-2017; Board of Governors Limited License Legal Technicians Task Force Member, 2013-2015

 Oregon Paralegal Association former positions: Board Director; Certification Ambassador; Bylaw Amendment Ad hoc Committee Member; Public Relations Chair; Social Media Chair; Military Outreach Liaison; Annual Salary Survey Chair; Annual Meeting Committee Member; Paralegal Day Committee Member, Ethics Committee Member


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