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Kelly Montes, Legal Secretary at Sprouse Shrader Smith, completed the Rice University Paralegal Graduate Certificate program on March 4, 2013. The six month course covers legal terminology, Legal analysis, Legal memorandum form, state-specific instruction, federal court structure, states of litigation, Government structure, ethical considerations, court rules, discovery preparation, discovery coordination, pleading preparation, utilization of legal forms, preparing for depositions, deposition digesting, arbitration process, index research, interviewing clients, law-office investigation, legal research skills, bluebook citation form, information advocacy authority identification, & strategies for employment.

Kelly is working for Attorneys Laura Hale, Taylor Kelley and Brad Hickman.