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Whether plaintiff or defense oriented, working in the area of litigation or family law,  within a large corporation or for a sole practitioner, the attorney-client relationship is one of the most crucial bonds formed during a case.  At the outset, it is often a paralegal who serves as the liaison between the client and supervising attorney.  A paralegal fosters the attorney-client relationship throughout the case. While the client’s action is ultimately resolved through trial, mediation or settlement, the conclusion of the litigation is not necessarily the end of the client’s relationship with the firm.

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Christine Flynn

Christine Flynn is a litigation paralegal at the personal injury law firm of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith in Philadelphia. She has 25 years of experience in the field. Christine is a past President of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals and currently serves First Vice President, chair of the Membership and co-chair of Litigation and Professional Development Committees. She is also the Secondary Representative to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) and has been appointed as Pro Bono Coordinator and Liaison to the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Christine is a member of the Paralegal Studies Advisory Board at the Community College of Philadelphia and also serves as a member of the LEI Widener Law Center Board of Advisors. She also serves as a mentor to paralegal students. Christine is a member of the National Notary Association as well as a paralegal member of Philadelphia Association for Justice as well as the Philadelphia Bar Association. Christine is involved in a variety of pro bono and community service activities, including work with the Support Center for Child Advocates. She has also been published in the Legal Intelligencer, along with several other publications. Christine has also presented seminars for the National Business Institute (NBI) and the Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE) on a variety of topics

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