The Paralegal Piece

Posted on April 8th, 2015

Meet Child Advocates amazing Paralegal, Cheryl Jackson.???????????????????????????????

Before Child Advocates, Cheryl worked as a bailiff in superior court 3 downtown. She met current Executive Director Cindy Booth through our work in the courts. She was in the process of looking for a job and asked Cindy for a reference. In 1999 Cindy asked Cheryl to work for her. She started her work as assistant under the volunteer, development and custody programs when initially hired.

In 2004 the legal/termination court exploded. Cheryl saw a need for help in the legal department. Cheryl was then dedicated to the legal and custody programs. In 2012 her role was moved to mediation liaison when there was need for this role. She now works with Phyllis Armstrong who is Child Advocates contracted mediator.

Cheryl also works as support staff for attorneys and mediators, does record keeping and file keeping.

“When I started my computer experience consisted of knowing how to use an ATM. Co-workers John Colby and Janet Neighbors taught me everything I know about the computer,” said Cheryl.

Cheryl says motivates her in her work at Child Advocates is the dedication and the professionalism of Executive Director Cindy Booth and so many of other staff members. “We work for and with incredible people.”

Cindy has always been responsible for diversifying and encouraging the importance of being aware of the community.

What does Cheryl think is the best part of her job? Helping the attorneys and helping in mediations. “I’m proud to be a representative/liason between parties, attorneys and staff. Sometimes support staff can do small things that really help in the long run.”

Cheryl is one of the many pieces to our company puzzle that completes what we do. Together, we are all doing our part to provide the best representation we can to our kids.