Better late than never. Long Island employment law firm Famighetti & Weinick PLLC is excited to announce the addition of team member, Elisa. Elisa joins the firm as our paralegal. Although we’re approaching Elisa’s one year anniversary, we’ve all been so busy that we weren’t able to write an official welcome blog, until today.
Elisa’s value to the firm and to our clients is self-evident. Before her hire, Elisa studied criminal justice at Excelsior College. Her coursework included instruction about the United States court system, immigration, juvenile justice, criminal law, and ethics, coursework which aligns with the firm’s values of providing legal services to vulnerable segments of the population.
Elisa also received her paralegal studies certificate from Hofstra University. At Hofstra, Elisa learned skills which she puts to work everyday, including research and writing, and civil litigation procedures. Her substantive law classes included contracts, real estate, family law, business organizations, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.
As a further indication of Elisa’s values and commitment to public service, prior to her hire, Elisa volunteered with the City University of New York’s Citizenship Now Immigration Center. As a volunteer, Elisa provided support to the full-time administrative staff and performed general administrative duties. Moreover, Elisa assisted program participants with completing immigration documents, including naturalization paperwork. Elisa performed this work under the supervision of attorneys.
Upon her hire, the firm dedicated itself to providing Elisa with further intense hands-on training. Proving herself a quick learner and self-starter, Elisa’s responsibilities have grown. Today, Elisa is the main point of contact for the firm’s real estate clients, she prepares and files the firm’s court litigation documents, she performs new client intakes, and she generally keeps Matt and Pete sane, by organizing the monstrous litigation files involved in our complex employment litigation practice.
As if this all weren’t enough, Elisa is fluent is Spanish. Her participation in translating for clients and translating documents is invaluable and allows the firm access to serve some of the most vulnerable segments of Long Island’s workforce.
Outside the office, Elisa shows dedication to her family. She is most proud of her son who serves the country in the United States armed forces.
We are grateful for Elisa and we trust that she will continue to serve the firm’s clients respectfully and conscientiously.