Gerry’s passion for working with Family Law clients as a paralegal spans more than 20 years. It is evident to all our clients who work with her that she is compassionate, helpful, and knowledgeable. They are aware that she is dedicated to assisting them in navigating the legal system through one of the most difficult periods of their lives. While Gerry has worked in other areas of the law prior to obtaining her paralegal certification, she quickly discovered that her work with Family Law clients brought her the most satisfaction. Her experience as a single-parent aids in her understanding of the challenges of divorce as well as the highs and lows of being a single parent.
Her commitment to the paralegal profession has led to many years of active involvement with the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association. She was a dedicated board member for more than a decade and continues to be active a member. Mentoring other paralegals who are new to the field is a high priority for Gerry.
Outside of her position at the firm, Gerry is an active community volunteer. She gives freely of her time to three worthwhile non-profit organizations, Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Metro Volunteer Lawyers. On the firm’s Facebook page is a photo of Gerry with one of the Chihuahuas she fostered. She has been involved with this organization for 5 years. Two years ago, she decided to become a foster dog parent for Chihuahuas awaiting adoption. Happily, all five of her foster Chihuahuas have been adopted by loving families over the past two years. While saying good-bye to each dog is difficult, Gerry knows that they will be loved and well cared for in their new “forever homes.”
In her role as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the 17th Judicial District, Gerry functions as a CASA for one child at a time. She helps the child and their family negotiate the complexities of the court and child protection systems. In her role as a CASA, she also often serves as a trusted confidant to her young children. Frequently these children need someone outside of their family to turn to for support and assistance. In her role, Gerry also provides the court with reports and recommendations regarding the status and well-being of the child whose best interests she is appointed to investigate.
Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) is another Denver volunteer-based organization. MVL screens and refers low income and indigent clients to paralegals and attorneys who assist these clients on a pro bono basis by completing paperwork to initiate their divorce or allocation of parental responsibility (custody) case. For 14 years, Gerry has actively assisted these individuals by providing her paralegal services at no charge. In recognition of Gerry’s many hours of service and dedication with MVL she was awarded the Paralegal Community Service Award.
Other members of our firm also support MVL by donating their legal services to qualified clients. Littman Family Law and Mediation Services is proud to be involved with this invaluable agency. We are honored to have been continuously recognized for our pro bono efforts by the Colorado Supreme Court for many years.
Despite her busy schedule Gerry always has time for her family, friends, and co-workers.
Grand Island School of Business, Nebraska
Community College of Denver Associates Degree
Paralegal Certificate, Community College of Denver, 2000.
Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association – Family Law Section
National Federation of Paralegal Association
Colorado Bar Association – Family Law Section
Colorado Notary and Remote Notary