Lucinda L. Calhoun


Lucinda Calhoun is the Lead Paralegal at Shelby County Government, County Attorney’s Office. Her responsibilities include performing substantive legal research, drafting research memoranda and assisting attorneys in the preparation and the process of preliminary investigations, discovery, depositions, briefings, settlements, judgments, post‐trials, and county legislative agendas.

She earned her Associates of Applied Science degree in Legal Assistant Studies in 2000 and later obtained her Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Memphis. With over 17 years of experience as a paralegal with exposure to many areas of the law, she feels it is important to continually increase her knowledge, not only in the legal field, but in other areas that will enhance her ability to assist her attorneys and serve the clients.

Lucinda is a member of the Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (GMPA) and is currently serving her fourth term as President on the GMPA Board of Directors. She previously served on the GMPA Board of Directors as Parliamentarian in 2016, Secretary in 2017 and Vice President/NALA Liaison in 2018. She is also a member of NALA.

Airolyn Loggins, ACP

2019 President-Elect and NALA Liaison

Airolyn Loggins, ACP, is a Contract Manager at Hilton in Memphis, TN. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and dual Master of Arts in Human Resources Management (2013) and Management and Leadership (2014), from Webster University. She is a certified paralegal, having passed the exam in 2008 and has earned the ACP credential in Discovery in 2010 and Contracts Administration/Contracts Management in 2017. She previously served as GMPA Treasurer in 2009, First VP of Education in 2011 and President in 2017 and 2018.

Karah Bartlett

First Vice-President, Chairman of Education Committee

Karah Bartlett is currently serving as a transactional paralegal at Burch, Porter and Johnson, PLLC. Formerly a high school Spanish teacher, she changed careers in 2013, when she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southwest Tennessee Community College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies – General Practice. She has 6 years of paralegal experience in diverse settings fulfilling a variety of roles.

Rebecca M. Mills

Second Vice-Present, Chairman of Membership Committee

Rebecca Mills is a Certified Paralegal with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krueger and Waldron, P.C. where she provides support to the firm's medical malpractice section in defense litigation. She is experienced in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial. She enjoys working as a liaison between the firm and its clients. Her responsibilities include administrative case management and litigation support in addition to discovery, organizing and indexing documents, preparing witness files and exhibits, conducting witness interviews, and assisting with depositions and trials.

In 1997, Rebecca earned an Associate of Science - Business Administration degree from Dyersburg State Community College where she received the Outstanding Legal Office Graduate honor. She earned her Certified Paralegal status from NALA in 2016.

Harriette Mitchem


Harriette Mitchem has more than 20 years of experience as a Paralegal in a diverse range of corporate and law firm settings. She began her career in the New York/New Jersey metro-area and is now part of Hilton’s Legal Development Team in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mary Knox


Mary Knox began her legal career in the Litigation department at Hilton in 1999 as a Legal Coordinator and later promoted to Legal Assistant. The Litigation/Dispute Resolution department transferred to the McLean, VA corporate office in 2009 and she transitioned to Franchise Development processing franchise applications and drafting legal documents. In 2015, Franchise Development merged with the Legal department and became Legal Development – Americas department where Mary now serves as a Paralegal.

Michelle Sanders


Michelle Sanders is a Certified Paralegal currently working in civil litigation at the law firm of Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC. After working in private practice for over ten years, Michelle wanted to explore other areas in the legal field and left the private sector to work as an Administrative Manager to a Federal Judge where she had the distinct honor of working for the Honorable Judge Bernice Donald at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Being a lifelong Memphian, and desiring to give back to her community, in 2016 she accepted the position of Executive Legal Assistant to the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of the Shelby County Board of Education, where she worked until returning to private practice in December 2018.

Michelle has experience in various areas of the legal field including, but not limited to, civil torts, litigation, employment, worker’s compensation, education, special education and probate. She has worked on cases in both state and federal courts in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama.

Michelle is a member of the Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance and NALA. She successfully completed the Paralegal Certification exam through NALA and earned the Certified Paralegal credential in December 2018.

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