Holly A. Sheriff, ASPS, BBA, MSLS

Holly SheriffHolly Sheriff is an entrepreneur, professional paralegal, published author, business/career coach, public speaker. She holds over two decades of expertise in marketing, PR, legal writing, legal research, business development, writing for graduate students, and law office management. She has been a pioneer for the virtual paralegal and virtual business/career coach industries since 1991. Holly began her career in 1991 working as the senior office manager and secretary for a small family-owned & operated automotive machine shop and various law firms.

During her in-house career, Holly formed the client base and concepts behind her virtual paralegal services. Her accumulation of past experiences; as office manager, legal assistant, paralegal, discovery clerk, public speaker, writer, and general office assistant, marketing specialist has formed her solid business foundation, which has prepared her to meet the needs of her diverse client base and to build a team of professionals to help meet the clients’ needs.

Holly and her team assist all their attorney-clients in handling all aspects of a litigation practice, from its inception through trial, including intakes, discovery, deposition preparation, drafting pleadings, motions, PDL motions, and judgments.

Specialty Areas

  • Marketing and PR for real estate agents, broker’s, attorneys, and law firms
  • Virtual Litigation & Appellate Support
  • Medical Malpractice Support
  • Family Law and Estate Planning Support
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Support
  • Criminal and Personal Injury Support
  • Legal Research and Case Development
  • Social Media Marketing for Attorneys and law firms

Education

  • September 2011 – August 2013 – St. Louis, Missouri Campus, Kaplan University, (now part of Purdue University Global), Master of Science Degree in Legal Studies, with a concentration in Legal Research, Writing for Graduate Students, & Applied Research -GPA 4.0
  • May 2004 – August 2006 – Fenton Missouri, Sanford Brown Business College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Public Speaking/Training, Business Development, Law Office Administration & Marketing
  • May 2002 – May 2003 – Hazelwood, Missouri, Sanford Brown Business College, Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies, with a concentration in Public Speaking/Training, Legal Research, and Writing
  • September 2013 – West Law Certification, Researching More Efficiently

Professional Affiliations

  • The MoBar Committee on Paralegals
  • Constant Contact Small Biz Council
  • Electoral Member of the Alpha Beta Kappa-National Honor Society
  • The New York City Paralegal Association (NYCPA)
  • The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)

Honors & Awards

  • Electoral  Life Time Member  of the Alpha Beta Kappa-National Honor Society
  • 2002-2003 Director’s List (13 individual awards)
  • 2002-2003 Dean’s List (13 individual awards)
  • Mentor of the Year 1999
  • Mentor of the Year 1998

Publications

  • This Job is Whacked, COMING SOON TO A STORE NEAR YOUR KINDLE (still in development)
  • Watch Out World This Gimp has Magic Shoe, Tate, 2012, 2013, Best Selling Memoir
  • Nominee Faith Connection 2014, (out of circulation by Author in 2014)
  • Career Portfolio-Creating A Career Portfolio- Showcase Your Skills, 4th Edition
    1998, 1999, 2001 Tate, and 2014, Self-Publish Re-Release
  • Mentoring Matters and Peer Reviews for Christians, The Christian Review Board, 1998, 1999 (out of circulation and out of print)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speak Out, Pack a Good Bag, and Go, Domestic Violence Awareness Training Conference for Police Officers, 2013, 2014
  • Virtual Paralegals and Ethics, School of Transcription, 2011
  • Virtual Paralegals and Document Formatting, School of Transcription, 2011
  • Bytes, Security, and Virtual Paralegals, The Arkansas Paralegal Alliance, 2010
  • Login Me In-The Remote Worker’s Revolution, The International Law Conference, 2003
  • Why Mentoring Matters and Peer Reviews Are A Must, The Christian Review Board, 1998, 1999

Community Involvement

  • Mentoring Matters, CEO BVP Services, 2012- to present date
  • The Dream Center, Volunteer, 2013
  • The Grace Card Encouragement Project A Social Experiment of Forgiveness, CEO, 2013 to the present date