S. Kristine Farmer is a PACE® Registered Paralegal and became a Board Certified Paralegal in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1997.  She is a senior paralegal for the Dallas office of an international AmLaw 50 law firm and has more than 25 years of experience as a trial paralegal, working in the areas of complex commercial litigation, patent litigation, and labor/employment law.  Kristine is also a research analyst for her firm’s in-house senior litigation consultant where she analyzes and interprets data collected during mock jury trials and prepares results and findings to be provided to those trial teams.

 

Kristine is an adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she teaches Paralegal Computer Support, Trial Practice, Commercial Law, Tort Law, and other paralegal courses as needed through synchronous and asynchronous distance learning. 

 

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in labor management in 1993 and a Master of Science in learning technologies in 2010, both from the University of North Texas.  Kristine is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in learning technologies with a minor in criminal justice from the University of North Texas, where her research focuses on synchronous and asynchronous learning, workplace spirituality, and leadership and professional development.

 

Wendi and Kristine became fast friends in 1995.  Wendi introduced Kristine to the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, and the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.  It was through Wendi’s kindness and selfless devotion to mentoring that Kristine became involved in various leadership positions of each of those associations.  In 1998, Kristine served as a delegate with Cynthia to the NFPA Mid-Year Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.  During Wendi’s term as President of the Paralegal Division, Kristine served as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and later would serve with Wendi as delegates to the NFPA 2003 Annual Meeting in Rhode Island.    

 

Kristine served as president of the National Federation of Paralegal Association, Inc. in 2005, as president of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas in 2002-03, and as president of the Dallas Area Paralegal Association in 2000.  Most recently, Kristine served as the NFPA Representative to the American Bar Association’s Standing Commission on Paralegals Approval Commission from 2014-17.

 

It was because of Wendi’s friendship, support, and encouragement that Kristine was quickly introduced to Cynthia Minchillo, Debbie Oaks McBride, and Michele Boerder, each of whom have become her mentors, cheerleaders, and dearest of friends. 

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