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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®
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
Course Content Creator,
The Paralegal Writer™ and Paralegal Boot Camp