Karen Greer McGee, ACP, is Chief Deputy Clerk of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport, Louisiana, with almost 20 years of service to the court. Karen served as President of NALA - The Paralegal Association from 2010-2012, having previously served in numerous other positions on NALA’s Board of Directors, including all officer positions, Region IV Director, Chair of the Continuing Education Council, and Chair of the NALA Certifying Board.
A frequent speaker on paralegal topics and court procedures, Karen presently serves as President of the Louisiana State Paralegal Association and is a member of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. Karen got her paralegal certificate from the LSU-Shreveport Paralegal Institute, her Certified Paralegal (“CP”) credential from NALA in May 1990, and her advanced credential in Civil Litigation in May 1994. She was one of the first Advanced Certified Paralegals (“ACPs”) in the State of Louisiana, and in 1996 was named Louisiana's Outstanding Paralegal of the Year by the Louisiana State Paralegal Association.
Karen has dedicated her entire career to the advancement of the paralegal profession through education, volunteerism, and leadership training. She has committed many hundreds of hours of service to professional organizations that serve the needs of paralegals, most recently being involved in the national effort to defeat proposed legislation in Louisiana that would limit a paralegal’s right to claim the “Certified Paralegal” title. Karen feels it is through this service that paralegals make their greatest contributions to the profession.