Cynthia Minchillo is a PACE Registered Paralegal and was a Board Certified paralegal in personal injury trial law by TBLS from 1996 to 2014. She has been a paralegal since 1988, and works as a senior paralegal in intellectual property prosecution and litigation for Chalker Flores, LLP in Dallas, Texas. Cynthia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics (Cum Laude) and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a member of the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. She has held various elected and appointed positions with these associations, served as the ABA Approval Commission Representative of NFPA from 2008-2011 and special site visitor from 2011-2017, and served as the Committee Chair and host of the NFPA National Paralegal Convention in Dallas in 2014. A frequent presenter and author on continuing legal education topics, she currently teaches for El Centro and Collin College’s paralegal programs. Most of these successes would not have happened but for a chance meeting with Wendi Rogers in 1994, and a life long friendship. Unfortunately, that friendship ended entirely too soon. It is Cynthia's goal to continue Wendi's efforts of mentoring and helping people recognize their strengths and succeed.