Cynthia L. Lowther, ACP was named 2010 Paralegal of the Year by the members of Legal Assistants/Paralegals of Southern West Virginia (LAPSWV) during the organization's Sixth Annual Seminar and Meeting held June 4th in Huntington, WV.
Cindy attended the University of Charleston and has been a litigation paralegal for more than 19 years. She has been employed by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC in its Charleston office since May 2004, where she assists attorneys in the firm's environmental, regulatory, energy, and litigation departments, focusing primarily on mass litigation and toxic tort matters. Prior to joining the environmental/regulatory group in 2008, she focused primarily on medical malpractice and long-term care defense.
Ms. Lowther received her Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) credentials in January 2006 and her Advanced Paralegal Certification in Discovery (ACP) in March 2007.
Ms. Lowther has been an active member of LAPSWV since 2004. She has served as LAPSWV's Secretary (2005-2006), Second Vice President (07/2006-09/2006), First Vice President (09/2006-2008), and President (2008-2010). She is an active member of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA), having served a three-year term on the association's Professional Development Committee, where she served, in addition to her other responsibilities, as a mentor to members of the Leadership Enhancement and Preparation (LEAP) program.
She is also a CASA volunteer for Kanawha County CASA, Inc., a member of the Legal Assistants' Committee of The West Virginia State Bar, a paralegal member of The Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, and an Advisory Board member for the Junior College of West Virginia in Charleston.
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