"This award honors an AAJ paralegal affiliate member who demonstrates commitment to the profession and dedication to AAJ's mission. Christi has been a paralegal affiliate member with AAJ since 2002.
"Christi has been a plaintiff litigation paralegal with Inserra & Kelley for eight years. In addition to her paralegal degree, she holds a bachelor's degree in business management, has attained her certified paralegal designation and advanced paralegal certifiecation from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) in Trial Practice, Automobile Accidents, Workers' Compensation, Premises Liability , Wrongful Death, Intentional Torts, and Products Liability.
"She completed NALA's Leadership Enhancement and Preparation (LEAP) program in 2008. In that same year, she was honored in the Paralegal Superstar calendar by Paralegal Gateway and was recently appointed by Paralegal Gateway as the Nebraska State Representative.
"Christi was a seminar instructor at the Trial Practice Institute in Las Vegas NV in 2008 and has been a seminar instructor at many local and national seminars. She is the founder of the Nebraska Paralegal list serve and has written articles for several national legal publications, as well as Inserra & Kelley's website and blog.
"Linda Whipple, the 2009 AAJ Paralegal of the Year, said "Being a nominee for [this honor] is the pinnacle award for a plaintiff paralegal. There are literally thousands of paralegals in the country and abroad who are deserving of this award, but understanding what it means to be nominated for this award, no paralegal is more deserving this year than Christina Koch. Her outstanding achievements, her dedication to her work, her clients and her colleagues is reflected in everything she does. It was my honor and pleasure to nominate her and I wish her the best."
It was also MY honor to team up with Christi to present 'Trial Notebook Techniques and Strategies: How to Create the Ultimate Trial Notebook'. That course is available online at http://www.paralegalmentor.com/ or by following this link.
Source: The Daily Record