Paralegal: Paralegal Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal
Patty Rayman supports two attorneys in the firm’s family law department, which is comprised of 11 attorneys. She is involved in divorce and other family law cases from the initial filing through the case conclusion. After receiving her associate degree in paralegal studies from Saint Louis Community College, Rayman worked as a paralegal for the Walther Law firm before joining Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal in 1999.
“I was unhappily working in another field when I discovered that a co-worker my age was attending college to earn her accounting degree,” Rayman said. “I was always good at math so I thought I would give it a shot myself. When my youngest child went to Kindergarten, I signed up for an accounting class. In my first class, the teacher asked how many students were working toward an accounting degree and how many were there for the required accounting credits for their paralegal degree. Becoming a paralegal sounded interesting to me, so the next semester I took a paralegal class and the rest is history.”
Tell us about your key accomplishment(s) in this role.
That I’ve been with the same firm for more than 22 years, and winning the Unsung Heroes award of course!
What is the best part of your job?
I enjoy training new employees on our firm procedures and programs. I love combing through and summarizing financial records.
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
That I wasn’t too old to change careers.
What is something that would surprise people about you?
History is fascinating to me and I would’ve loved to have lived during the 1800’s.