Paralegal Division Ambassador Highlight
Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at firstname.lastname@example.org on September 16, 2012
Javan Johnson is one of many special Paralegal Division superstars and a current Ambassador. She is a Charter member of the PD, a NALA Certified Paralegal, and a Board Certified Paralegal in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Javan served the PD for two terms as President (2000 – 2001; 2006 – 2007), a member of the Board of Directors, Membership Committee Chair, Public Relations Committee Chair, and the Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar Planning Committee, as well as many other positions. She is also a co-author of the Paralegal Ethics Handbook. She has been honored with various awards including the highest Award of Excellence for her volunteer efforts with the PD. She is a frequent speaker for PD on ethics and numerous civil trial and personal injury topics.
Javan owns Professional Paralegal Services, a freelance paralegal service which opened in February 1999. She specializes in civil trial and personal injury litigation, and has more than 30 years paralegal experience. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Education from Baylor University. Javan obtained her Certified Paralegal (CP) designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants in 1990, her NALA advanced civil litigation specialty designation in 1993, and became certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1996.
Javan is devoted to the paralegal profession and educating paralegals all over the State. She is also a charter member of the Northeast Texas Association of Paralegals, Inc. in Longview and has served that organization in numerous positions since its inception. Javan also assisted in organizing and starting the Paralegal Program at Kilgore College, and has taught in that program since 1988 and serves on the advisory board. She has served on the Paralegal Civil Trial Commission for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, having been appointed to the position by the State Bar of Texas President.
Her husband, Brett, of 25 years has been very supportive of her career goals and volunteer efforts. They have one son, Cameron, who is currently attending the University of North Texas.
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