Catherine Sharp, Laurie Seavey now Certified Kentucky Paralegals
by Mandy Hicks
Catherine Sharp and Laurie Seavey, both paralegals with ELPO, recently passed the Kentucky Paralegal Association’s exam to become Certified Kentucky Paralegals, a relatively new designation in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Paralegal Association established the certification to meet Kentucky Supreme Court rules establishing a procedure for paralegal certification, which promotes competence and high standards of professional responsibility in the paralegal field.
Catherine Sharp, CKP, has worked for ELPO since 2009 in the areas of probate, trusts, taxes and estate litigation. She earned an Associate degree in paralegal studies from Daymar College in Owensboro in 1993. She worked as a paralegal for Revlett Law Offices in Calhoun, Ky., and also served as the administrator for the Ohio County Child Support Enforcement program. She served in those roles until July 2001, when she moved to Sarasota, Fla., to work as a paralegal in the areas of probate, trust and tax for Williams Parker Harrison Dietz and Getzen. She is a member of the Kentucky Paralegal Association and the Southern Kentucky Association of Paralegals.
Laurie L. Seavey, CKP, has worked at ELPO for nearly 20 years. She works in probate law, including estates, trusts, guardianships, and taxation. She has 33 years of experience working for attorneys in Bowling Green, including 18 years at ELPO. She earned an Associate degree in paralegal studies with high distinction from Western Kentucky University. She is a member of the Kentucky Paralegal Association and the Southern Kentucky Association of Paralegals, where she serves as Treasurer.