Monday, July 13, 2015

Amy Smith is Director of Paralegal Studies

Amy Smith is the new director of Paralegal Studies at Vol State. Fort those of you not familiar with the program, paralegals assist attorneys with legal work for law offices, corporations and government agencies. Smith comes most recently from New Life International in Nashville where she was General Counsel and a Chapter 11 Plan Administrator. She was in private practice at Chaffin, Burnsed and Smith as a partner. She has teaching experience as an adjunct law professor at Belmont University.

“I’ve always wanted to teach full-time,” said Smith. “I love teaching and I love the law. For many years I have wanted to blend both.”

The Vol State Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association. It has a one-year technical certificate program and two-year associate of science and associate of applied science degree offerings.

“Good paralegals with strong skills help lawyers get their jobs done. Lawyers need paralegals and always have. Without paralegals, I don’t think the law profession would work as well as it does.”


Smith holds a law degree from Nashville School of Law, and Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Education degrees from Belmont University.

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