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The International Practice Management Association is your primary resource for information and education on the management of practice support professionals including paralegals in law firms, corporations, and law departments globally. Its mission is to advocate for the effective use and management of these professionals, to promote and enhance the proficiency and professionalism of its members, and to provide practical resources and cutting-edge solutions to the membership, the legal industry, and the public at large on the value of utilization and management of practice support professionals.

IPMA Candidates 2020-2021

The IPMA Nominations Committee has released its report and recommendations of candidates for the IPMA 2020-2021 Board of Directors. Below you will find detailed information about the candidates. For general information about the nominating process and the election, please visit the IPMA Election 2020-2021 page.


2020-2021 Nominees

The term of office for each of the below positions is two years with the exception of the 2019-2020 President-Elect who will assume the presidency in October 2020 and will serve for a total of three years (one-year term as President-Elect, one-year term as President, and one-year term as Immediate Past President).

Each candidate answered a candidate questionnaire to provide additional information to IPMA members.

 

PRESIDENT

IPMA 2019-2020 President-Elect Lisa Ricchezza, Senior Paralegal and Legal Professional Manager, Dechart LLP in Philadelphia, will automatically assume the role of IPMA President at the 36th Annual IPMA Conference & Expo in October 2020.

   

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Tara K. Eberhart
Paralegal and Legal Professional Administrative Manager
Dentons US LLP

Candidate Questionnaire and Statement - Lisa M. Ricchezza

   

VICE PRESIDENT - TRENDS & POSITIONS

Carol Van Buren
Manager of Corporate Services
Perkins Coie LLP

Candidate Questionnaire and Statement - Kathy Anderson

   

VICE PRESIDENT – CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT, DIVISION I

Tracy Schumm
Mass Tort Manager
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Candidate Questionnaire and Statement - Gary Platton

VICE PRESIDENT – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Michelle Hess
Director, Education and Development, Discovery Services
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP

Candidate Questionnaire and Statement - Susan Atkins

   

VICE PRESIDENT – COMMUNICATIONS

Huascar Matos
Paraprofessional Coordinator
Reed Smith LLP

Candidate Questionnaire and Statement - Jane Anne Gross