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About the Author

Anne Adams

My path to paralegal textbook writing is circuitous. After receiving my Bachelor Degree in journalism from Boston University, I joined a writers' group.  We contracted writing and research assignments and established our group health insurance.  My assignments were police magazines. To understand my topic, I took courses in criminal justice.  This culminated in a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University where my
internship was at Pinkerton's.

I worked at different law firms as a freelancer and received my Paralegal Certificate from the National Paralegal Academy.  While establishing my own research and writing business, I researched agencies, law libraries, and courts for lawyers. 

A lawyer was interviewing for teachers with hands on paralegal experience at the National Paralegal Academy, which had become the National Academy for Paralegal Studies.  I received an appointment and taught at Curry College and Pine Manor College. 

To update my paralegal book for the Third Edition, I took courses in computer and media communications to build the Internet connection into the textbook.  I'm enrolled in a Master's Degree for School Media/Library Communications at Fitchburg State.

I have served as the Massachusetts State Legal Advocacy Chair for the American Association of University Women.

Anne Adams
Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals