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 Parliamentarian of NALS of Phoenix and as Chair of the NALS Editorial + Marketing 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)
  • Arizona 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)