kathy.jpgKathy Fortin Biography

Kathy has been a law firm consultant for more than ten years. Her consulting work involves all aspects of law firm management, particularly in the areas of productivity and profitability, staffing, associate training and mentoring, developing procedures and policies, providing efficiency in the delivery of legal services, facilitating lawyer transitions, establishing essential communication in the law firm setting and fostering a positive culture. 

Her 30 year career in the legal field began as a Litigation Paralegal at the McLane Law Firm, one of  New Hampshire's largest law firms. During the pioneering years of paralegals, she learned skills hands-on from some of the State's best civil litigators. In addition, she taught paralegal courses, served as advisor to educational programs and spoke and authored articles on the role of paralegals in law firms. She was the recipient of the New Hampshire Bar Association Professionalism Award. She was appointed a member of the American Bar Association Steering Committee that published Leveraging with Legal Assistants and served on the New Hampshire Bar Association Task Force on Paralegals. Kathy's experience at McLane involved facilitating the training and development of new lawyers, including such projects as developing orientation initiatives for new lawyers, mentoring and one-on-one training in practical skills and developing and organizing in-house educational programs. Kathy also has experienced working as a paralegal in a small firm setting. 

Kathy has been involved in a number of community, academic and professional organizations, serving on Boards where she has worked on both strategic planning and operations.

In 2007, she received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, where she concentrated in creative writing, focusing on non-fiction narrative. Her articles, essays and book reviews have been published in magazines and literary and history journals. She has written a book about Italian-American immigration.

A Bachelor of Arts in History was followed by a post-graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Adelphi University.

Kathy can be reached at kwf@arthurggreene.com.