Thursday, July 7, 2011

My new connections!

With my new career just on the horizon, I have joined the South Jersey Paralegal Association. They are the nicest group of women That I have had the pleasure of meeting and have been so very welcoming to me! I wanted to share our new officers because I am so happy and excited about the upcoming year! If any of you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please share this with them as well!
Congratulations to all of our new Officers!

PRESS RELEASE FROM SJPA (By News Contact: Georgea Oshman)

New Board Of Directors For South Jersey Paralegal Association

SJPA installation of new officers fĂȘted at Cherry Hill Restaurant

(CHERRY HILL, NJ)—June 27, 2011 – The South Jersey Paralegal Association is pleased to announce the installation of their new Board of Directors for the 2011–2012 term. A ceremony was performed by the Association’s guest speaker, The Honorable Ann Marie Donio, United States Magistrate Judge, during a dinner meeting held at the CaffĂ© Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, on June 27, 2011.

The new 2011-2012 slate of Officers are Betsy Lindenberg, President, Georgea Oshman, Vice President, Janice Kennedy, NJCP, Treasurer, Sue Merewitz, Recording Secretary, Rebecca Watson, Primary Representative to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Georgea Oshman, Secondary Representative to NFPA, Lynne DeRemigio, NJCP, Parliamentarian, and Christi Valerio, NJCP, Corresponding Secretary. Additional Committee Chairmanships will be appointed by President Lindenberg prior to September.

One of the major endeavors for the new Board will be the planning and hosting of the SJPA Paralegal Convention to be held for the first time in the South Jersey area. This special event is planned for March 30, 2012 at The Enterprise Center located on the Burlington County College Campus in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Additionally, a September “kick-off” event is planned for the Marlton/Cherry Hill area. Details for this event will be posted to the South Jersey Paralegal Association’s website in July.

For more information please visit the South Jersey Paralegal Association ( )

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BIO:  South Jersey Paralegal Association

The South Jersey Paralegal Association is a New Jersey-based, non-profit organization incorporated in 1983 and is governed by a Board of Directors.  SJPA is a member of the national/international organization—the National Federation of Paralegal Associations—with 16,000+ members.  SJPA is comprised of paralegals, paralegal students, paralegal educational institutions and other entities that support SJPA’s goals and the paralegal profession. Traditional members are either employed or retained by law firms, corporations, governmental agencies or financial institutions throughout New Jersey.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Have you noticed I was gone? If you have, I have been absent for a good reason. I, a Mom of six children aged 4-14, decided to go back to college. I guess the daily tasks of Motherhood, laundry, cooking, cleaning, disciplining, carpooling, teacher conferences, IEP meetings, kids activities, blah, blah, blah, wasn't enough for me.

I made the decision to go, I registered before I could think too much about it and BAM! I was a student again! I was nervous. I was 39 years old, been out of work for 14 years to stay home with my kids, been away from school even longer, and I take 9 credits. (Hey, I don't do anything half way!)

It was wonderful! I haven't felt so alive in a long time! My kids were only mildly neglected and my husband only mildly annoyed with extra responsibilities. It worked out fine!

I ended the semester with A's in all three of my classes, and my kids have a new appreciation for school and it's importance.

I am taking two online classes this summer, and then, in the fall, I'm back in the classroom again! I have even started the ball rolling on a fall internship!

Wow, look at that, my fist blog in a while and it's almost all about ME! That feels swell!
:-) Looks like I do have a place after all!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's a New Year!

Happy 2011 Everyone!  Well, another year behind us, another year ahead.  As I look forward, I'm happy, I'm nervous, I'm excited, I'm my normal crazy self!  I can't believe all the things that I have been through and survived in my life and I worry about what is to come. 
I would like to make a toast to all the people that have been in my life, through good and bad, for the short term and the long term.
Here goes.....

As I think about my life my family and my friends, I am amazed at how blessed I have been.  I have been given, throughout my life, so many people people that have taught me so many lessons through the years.

With you, I have experienced the hilarious, the uncomfortable, the emotional, the memorable and even the unthinkable.  We have disagreed, cried, laughed, hugged, held hands and loved together.

We have had broken hearts and broken spirits, we have picked up the pieces and dropped them again. We have sat in silence when there were just no words to say and we have interrupted when it was necessary.

Our friends have become our family and our families have become our friends.

For 2011, I wish for all of you love, peace and grace.

Happy and Healthy 2011 to all.  Every experience and every person has made me who I am today, I wouldn't change a thing.