Boston University
Date: May 22, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)

Online Paralegal Studies Certificate Program

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Join Boston University program director and seasoned attorney, Joseph Spada, teaching assistant and current family court paralegal, Johanna Quattrucci, and teaching assistant, current paralegal specialist, Loni Morganelli-Arnold, and enrollment advisor, Anna Tytus, for a lively presentation on working as a paralegal and how BU’s online Paralegal Studies Certificate Program helps students enter and excel in this dynamic field. The presentation will explore these topics and more:

  • Professional opportunities and salary potential for paralegals
  • Paths to becoming a paralegal
  • BU’s 40-year history of excellence in paralegal education
  • An overview of the BU program including information about the curriculum, instructors, and interactive online learning platform
  • A roundtable discussion and Q&A with a graduate and teaching assistant of the program who are both currently paralegals

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Joseph P. Spada, Esq.

Director, Paralegal Studies Program

Joseph Spada graduated cum laude from Boston College, and earned his JD at The Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, D.C., where he worked for a year in the Justice Department. Early in his career, Spada worked as a law clerk with the Connecticut Trial Courts, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and the Suffolk County’s Sheriff’s Department. Spada spent 20 years as a Federal Staff Attorney with the Honorable Lawrence P. Cohen at the United States District Court. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Loni Morganelli-Arnold

Paralegal Specialist & Teaching Assistant

Loni Morganelli-Arnold has served as a teaching assistant in the Legal Technologies module with Boston University since 2012. She has been working as a paralegal for twenty years with her career placing her at law firms throughout Boston, MA, and internationally in London, U.K. Loni graduated from Suffolk University with a BS in Political Science and her Paralegal Certificate. She began her career at the Boston firm, Cooley Manion Jones LLP, where she specialized in litigation for seven years before joining Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London as a corporate paralegal. After three years abroad, Loni returned to the Boston area and began working for Hahn Law Group as a remote litigation paralegal. In 2013, Loni joined Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C. as a senior paralegal specializing in the areas of Litigation, Personal Injury, Probate and Family Law, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy. She has been featured in numerous legal publications, served as a contributing editor for KNOW: A Magazine for Paralegals, and authored the book, My Mommy is a Paralegal. Loni currently works as a paralegal specialist for the United States Government in Washington, D.C. specializing in national security law and federal investigations under the direction of the U.S. Attorney General.


Jaclyn Baker

Patent Prosecution Paralegal

Jaclyn Baker is a patent prosecution paralegal at a large firm in the downtown Boston area. She has worked in Intellectual Property for the past two years. Prior to her career in patent prosecution, Jaclyn worked at boutique personal injury firm while pursuing her undergraduate degree in biology. In 2013, in an effort to change practice areas, Jaclyn completed the Certificate of Paralegal Studies Program at Boston University. Utilizing the skills she gained from the program, Jaclyn was able to navigate her way through the complex world of Intellectual Property and landed a position as a Legal Secretary for a mid-sized boutique IP firm. Jaclyn worked at the mid-sized boutique IP firm for just short of two years, when she was recruited by a large firm which is where she is currently employed.


Anna Tytus

Enrollment Advisor, AllCampus

Anna Tytus' enrollment and academic advising experience is focused on a special emphasis of the legal studies and paralegal fields. Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.