Our Team

Kathy Sieckman, PP, PLS-SC, ACP

Administrator

Email: ksieckman@srclaw.com
Office: 1-602-385-3366

Education:

Phoenix College, AAS in Legal Assisting (with distinction) (1992)

Biography

Kathy Sieckman, PP, PLS-SC, ACP is the Administrator for the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Sacks, Ricketts & Case LLP. Kathy has been employed in the legal field for over 30 years, working as a legal secretary, paralegal, and Probate Administrator in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defense, real estate, corporate, probate, and estate planning. She has been an active member of NALS … the association for legal professionals since 1985 and has served in numerous local, state, and national offices and committees, including acting as the NALS Region 8 Director for 2011-13. Kathy is presently serving as Immediate Past President and Parliamentarian of NALS of Phoenix and as Chair of the NALS Editorial Board. Kathy has previously been an adjunct teacher in the Applied Business Department at Phoenix College teaching Business English. She was certified by NALS as a Professional Legal Secretary in 1994, as a Professional Paralegal in 2004, and earned the Litigation/Civil Law Specialty Certificate in 2014. Kathy was also certified by NALA as a Certified Legal Assistant in 2007 and as an Advanced Certified Paralegal in 2013. In addition to her work duties and NALS activities, Kathy publishes a proofreading blog entitled Proof That at http://proofthatblog.com.

Publications

  • “6 Things You Must Know To Get It ‘Write’,” Paralegal Today, Q3 – 2014

Presentations, Conferences, and Seminars
  • “Proof That – Improving Your Proofreading Skills One Typo at a Time,” NALS Webinar, 4/26/16
  • “Proof That! How to Not End Up on Another Law Firm’s ‘Don’t Do This’ List or in a Grammar Giggle,” NALS 64th Annual Education Conference & National Forum, 10/10/15

Media Mentions

  • October 2014, “Law Crossing Legal Staff Member of the Week” in an article entitled “Kathy Sieckman Discusses Her Rewarding Career And Case Involving Artificial Insemination.”
  • August 26, 2013, Paralegal Voice podcast on Legal Talk Network discussing Paralegal Proofreading Tips at http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2013/08/paralegal-proofreading-tips/.
  • November 12, 2009, “Thirteen Questions For” in The Paralegal Mentor, Paralegal Strategies ‘In Between’ Issue.

Memberships

  • NALS . . . the association for legal professionals (1986 to present)
  • NALS of Phoenix (1986 to present)
  • Association of Legal Administrators (2014 to present)
  • Greater Phoenix – Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (2014 to present)

Civic and Charitable

  • Volunteer, American Diabetes Association (2008 to 2015)

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Finalist, NALS Award of Excellence (2015)
  • Finalist, NALS Award of Excellence (2010)
  • NALS of Phoenix Award of Excellence (2008)
  • NALS of Arizona Award of Excellence (2008)
  • Finalist, NALS Award of Excellence (2005)
  • NALS of Phoenix Mentor Award (2002)
  • Arizona Legal Secretaries Association Award of Excellence (1997)
  • East Maricopa County Legal Secretaries Association Legal Secretary of the Year (1989)