Hello and Welcome

Jackie Van Dyke,

I have been a paralegal for 20+ years and became a certified paralegal in 2017. My work experience has been in real estate and intellectual property law. I developed a passion for trademarks and brand protection while working for an international non-profit for several years. I’m now grateful to be working independently as The Paralegal Writer™, helping paralegals and paralegal students with their writing struggles or preparing to write for the national certification exam.

As a member of The George Washington University College of Professional Studies faculty, paralegal students depend on my encouragement and expertise. I teach and support my students in their efforts to achieve their career goals with a focus on best practices in legal writing. One might consider me a grammar and punctuation nerd!

Serving as a writing coach and student mentor is my most-liked role. I pride myself on building lasting relationships with my clients and students. During any given semester, I am serving as a writing advisor to graduates completing their independent research papers.

I maintain expertise in my subject areas by completing annual continued learning education (CLE) requirements. I am an active member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Continuing Education Council and the Paralegal Educators/School Relations Committee. I also serve as an online moderator for Intellectual Property with Perfectly Paralegal®. I am a regular contributor to NALA’s Facts & Findings paralegal magazine and an affiliate member and contributor to the Paralegals Connect newsletter.


Jackie Van Dyke, MPS, CP®
Certified Paralegal
Professor of Paralegal Studies
Owner and Writing Coach at The Paralegal Writer™ Published Author
Online Course Content Creator

Professor of Paralegal Studies,

The George Washington University


National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Paralegal Educators/School Relations Committee 


National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Continuing Education Council 

Instructor of Legal Research, Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal Program University of San Diego School of Law

Course Content Creator

The Paralegal Writer™ and Paralegal Boot Camp