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Geiger wins President-Elect for American Association for Paralegal Education

Debra Geiger head shot

NEWPORT, RI– Savannah Technical College Paralegal Studies Department Head Debra R. Geiger, Esq., was elected President-Elect for the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). The election was held at the 37th annual AAfPE Conference. Her term as president begins in 2019 at the conclusion of the annual conference in Detroit, Mich. She just completed a three-year term on the AAfPE Board of Directors as Director of Associate Programs.

“As an attorney, I am committed to serving my community,” said Geiger.  “As a paralegal educator, I have the opportunity to encourage student civic engagement through academic service learning and community-based learning experiences. I am honored to serve as a member of AAfPE’s Board of Directors, and I look forward to supporting its continued pursuit of that mission.”

With over 400 members, AAfPE is the nation’s largest and continuously operating organization whose mission is to provide greater access to legal services by promoting quality paralegal and legal studies education.

Geiger is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia and has general practice experience.  Geiger earned her law degree from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and her MBA from Mercer University.  She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Savannah Bar Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

STC’s Paralegal Studies program prepares students for a career in the paralegal profession. The knowledge and skills emphasized in the Paralegal Studies program include ethical obligations; research in state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; basic concepts of real property law; criminal law and procedure; civil litigation; substantive contract law; and wills, trusts and probate. Paralegals, also called legal assistants, work closely with attorneys, judges, prosecutors or public defenders. Graduates receive a Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Technology degree. Contact Geiger at 912.443.5715 or dgeiger@savannahtech.edu for more information or visit: www.savannahtech.edu/ParalegalStudies.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry. For graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, etc., visit www.savannahtech.edu/GainfulEmployment.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.

About American Association for Paralegal Education
Founded in 1981, AAfPE promotes quality paralegal education, develops educational standards and encourages professional growth, in order to prepare graduates to perform a significant role in the delivery of legal services. With more than 400 active members, AAfPE aims to provide a forum for professional improvement for paralegal educators, as well as assistance and consultation to institutions, educators and employers. It promotes research and the dissemination of information on the paralegal profession and cooperates with the American Bar Association (ABA) and other institutions to develop goals and processes for programs. Please visit AAfPE online at www.AAfPE.org  for more information.

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#1920 | November 8, 2018

Paralegal Studies: Debra R. Geiger
912.443.5715 or dgeiger@savannahtech.edu

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu