Tuesday, June 10, 2008

S. Utah Paralegal Takes State Honor

ST. GEORGE – A local paralegal has been named Distinguished Paralegal of the Year by the Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar in association with the Legal Assistant Association of Utah.

Deborah Calegory, a paralegal with the law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar was recently recognized at an annual Paralegal Day luncheon in Salt Lake City.

The career award honors a Utah paralegal who has, by ethical and personal conduct, commitment, and activities, exemplified for fellow paralegals and the attorneys with whom they work the epitome of professionalism.

Winners also must have rendered extraordinary contributions that promote justice, professional excellence, civility, ethics and respect for and understanding of the law.

Calegory has worked as a certified paralegal in St. George for 26 years. She has served in numerous leadership positions in the Utah State Bar Paralegal Division, including chair in 2001-2002 and in the Legal Assistant Association of Utah.

She is currently serving on the board of directors of Leadership Dixie and has prepared curriculum and provided instruction for paralegal programs for Dixie State College and the Utah Chapter of the American Paralegal Association.

(Source: Mainstreet Business Journal)

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