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Ms. 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. Ms. Odermott 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, she 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 Ms. Odermott was named Certification Ambassador of the Year by the National Federation of Paralegal Association for her work with our military.

Ms. Odermott 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.


• Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

      o B.S. Administration of Justice

• Everest College, Portland, Oregon

      o A.S. Paralegal Studies

• Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon

      o A.S. & A.A. Criminal Justice & General Studies

• Oregon Paralegal Association, Oregon Certified               Paralegal Credentials (OCP®) 

• National Federation of Paralegal Associations,                  Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam, Registered        Paralegal (RP®) Credentials


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


• American Bar Association, 2015-2016

• Judge Advocate General’s Association of                              Paraprofessionals, 2017-present

• Multnomah Bar Association, 2014-present

• Oregon Paralegal Association, 2009-present

• National Federation of Paralegal Associations,                 2009-present


• 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

818 S.W. Third Avenue, # 1200 Portland, Oregon 97204-2405

 Phone: 503-525-2525