June 15th, 2021

Q&A with Allison Green, Head Paralegal

A member of the Gross McGinley’s medical malpractice defense group and a PACE Registered Paralegal®, Allison L. Green has stepped up as head paralegal, effective June 1, 2021. 

In total, Gross McGinley employs 16 paralegals who are qualified to handle a wide range of tasks throughout all phases of a legal matter. Skilled Paralegals increase the efficiency of the firm, providing invaluable services to the firm’s clients in areas of litigation, estates, real estate and business and transactional services. 

Prior to joining Gross McGinley in 2015, Allison worked with a plaintiff’s litigation firm. She shared these insights about being a paralegal: 

Q: What do you like best about being a paralegal?

A: I knew ever since the first day of my Intro to Paralegal Studies class that this was going to be the career path for me. I am constantly being challenged to learn something new, or to work on familiar tasks from different angles. In other words, being a paralegal is rarely boring.

Q: What advice would you give someone who wanted to be a paralegal (or in general, join the legal industry)?

A: Take steps to set yourself up to do your best work from the beginning. Set goals for yourself. Find a mentor. As you gain more experience, continue to be open to learning new skills and be ready to use them to help yourself and your colleagues be as successful as possible. There is no cap on knowledge, especially in an industry where rules change and practices are constantly evolving.

In 2020, Allison achieved her Registered Paralegal (RP®) credential after passing the National Federation of Paralegal Association’s (NFPA) Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE). She is also a Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal (Pa.C.P.), a credential administered by The Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the role of head paralegal, Allison will lead team meetings on a routine basis and ensure the firm’s paralegals are provided with continuing education opportunities. 

As we congratulate Allison on stepping into this new role, we also thank Pamela Transue who previously held the role and faithfully led the team for the past six years.