Linda K. Odermott
Since 2007, Linda Odermott, RP®, OCP has worked as a paralegal in complex litigation and municipal law. She has special expertise in land use, construction defect, real property and marijuana-related matters. At Dunn Carney, Linda works with attorneys in the firm’s litigation and real estate groups.
Linda’s experience includes extensive research on tribal law, treaties, franchise agreements, ordinances and resolutions of local and state agencies, case law, easements, rights of way, land use agreements, policies and regulations of government agencies, historic maps and diagrams, and public records.
An active member of the local and national paralegal community, Linda has been a panelist, facilitator and speaker at the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and Oregon Paralegal Association’s conferences. In addition, she teaches real property as a member of the part-time faculty at Portland Community College’s Paralegal Program.
When not working, teaching or volunteering, Linda spends time with her family and likes to paint and draw to relax.
Education & Certifications
Oregon Paralegal Association, Oregon Certified Paralegal, 2017
National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam, 2012
Everest College of Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science, 2007
Portland State University, Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration of Justice, 2001
Portland Community College, Associate of Arts in General Studies and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, 1999
What are the Real Benefits of Attending a National Convention, Feb. 2017, OPA Paragram
Reintegration; What They Didn’t Tell Me, May, 2016, The National Paralegal Reporter
How to Educate Your Firm About Certification (and Ask Them to Pay For It), Nov, 2014, OPA Paragram
The Certification Train is Leaving the Station, Sept, 2014, The National Paralegal Reporter, OPA Paragram
Federal Funded Unemployment Benefits Paying for PCCE, July, 2014, OPA Paragram
American Bar Association, associate member, 2015-2016
Multnomah Bar Association, associate member, 2014-present
National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Armed Forces Coordinator, 2016-present; Certification Public Relations Coordinator, 2018-present; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Position Statement on UPL, member, 2018-present; Association Management Co-Coordinator, 2016-2018; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Amended Position Statement on Non-Lawyer Legal Practice, Chair, 2016-2017; Regulation Review Coordinator, 2013-2015; Budget Committee, member, 2012-2015
Oregon State Bar, Board of Governors Futures Task Force Regulation Committee Task Force, 2016-present; Board of Governors Limited License Legal Technicians Task Force, 2013-2015
Oregon Paralegal Association, Certification Ambassador, 2012-2017; Bylaw Amendment Ad hoc Committee, Co-Chair, 2017; Board Director, 2014-2015; Public Relations Chair 2012-2015, Military Outreach Liaison, 2011-2015; Annual Survey Chair, 2014-2016
Honors & Recognitions
Honorary Sergeant Major rank awarded by Command Sergeant Major Lister of the Judge Advocate General’s Corp via Army Master Sergeant Jamal Owens at the NFPA 2017 Joint Conference for her work assisting the Retired JAG Military Paralegal Association amend their bylaws to include active duty paralegals; helping create a credentialing program for military paralegals; and assisting in the creation of a transition plan for active duty paralegals as they transition into civilian roles
National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year, 2015
Oregon Paralegal Association’s Paralegal of the Year, 2015 and 2016