Pavese Law Firm paralegal earns advanced certification in Real Estate Principles
Pavese Law Firm is pleased to announce that paralegal Kelly B. VanBenschoten has completed the advanced paralegal certification program on Real Estate Principals, earning her second Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) credential in connection with her paralegal work. She previously earned her ACP designation in Land Use, as well as her Certified Paralegal designation. VanBenschoten is the first paralegal in the U.S. to achieve the advanced certification in the field of Real Estate Principles, and is the only paralegal in the U.S. to achieve the advanced paralegal certification in both Real Estate Principles and Land Use.
The advanced paralegal certification program is provided by NALA, the association of legal assistants and paralegals, which requires paralegals to successfully complete advanced legal coursework and to maintain the certified paralegal credential.
Prior to joining Pavese Law Firm, VanBenschoten was a paralegal working on large-scale residential and commercial transactions in the Fort Lauderdale area for 13 years.
VanBenschoten earned a degree in paralegal studies from Broward College with high honors, is a member of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education, and served as the student advisor for the Legal Assisting Program Advisory Board for Broward College.
Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.