Staff Spotlight: Denise Pauly, Advanced Certified Paralegal
Meet Denise Pauly, an Advanced Certified Paralegal who has been with our firm for 31 years! She has been working in law offices since 1980 and attained her paralegal certification in 2000. Denise first started as a legal assistant for Jim Nelson at our firm in 1988, then proceeded to work for Jason Smiley in 2004, followed by Chris Christianson in 2018. The attorneys she assists practice in the areas of Civil Litigation and Real Estate.
Staff Spotlight: Glenda Hutton, Legal Administrator
Glenda Hutton has been with our firm for 31 years starting out as a runner and then moving her way up to Legal Administrator in 2012. When we asked Glenda what a typical day is for her as a Legal Administrator, her response was “There is no such thing as a typical day for me. It can go from blowing leaves or snow off of sidewalks, working with the staff in accounting, preparing financial information for the firm, dealing with human resource and benefits issues to attending meetings on many different subjects.” At Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore law firm we are thankful to have Glenda on our team! She is a key asset to our Gunderson, Palmer family and helps the firm in many different ways.
Attorney Spotlight: Katie Cook
Katie Cook is an Associate Attorney at our law firm. Katie was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and attended Stevens High School. She has been a lawyer now for the past three years practicing in the area of Litigation which includes insurance defense, some construction law, plaintiff’s work, and bad faith. Litigation, in general, is her favorite practice area, she enjoys analyzing other positions and helping people to get things resolved.
Contract Terms by Attorney Jason Smiley
“What terms should be included in a construction contract?” is a question that I have been asked many times over the years. In a world where you can download fill-in-the-blank contracts for minimal cost, it can be hard to know what makes for a “good” contract. What follows is a checklist for your consideration in evaluating your next contract.
Attorneys Donald Knudsen, David Lust, and Patrick Goetzinger Receive 2018 Pro Bono Service Award
At Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP, in Rapid City, South Dakota, we would like to give a special recognition to our attorneys Donald Knudsen, David Lust, and Patrick Goetzinger on receiving the 2018 Pro Bono Service Award. The Pro Bono Service Award is in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono celebration as well as Access to Justice, Inc. and the State Bar of South Dakota. They recognize South Dakota Attorneys that have accepted and/or mentored a case through Access to Justice in 2017-2018.
Patrick Goetzinger Speaks at Denver Estate Planning Council
Patrick Goetzinger, an attorney who leads Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore's, LLP Trust & Estates practice group, was the featured speaker at the Denver Estate Planning Council meeting last week on South Dakota Trust Law.