Thursday Profile: Christine Kloack

  Christine Kloack is the paralegal at

The Law Office of Richard C. Mills,

PLC, which specializes in probate and

estate law. Kloack, who interned with

the Jackson County Probate Court, is a

2012 honors graduate of Baker College’s

paralegal program.

She is a member of Baker College’s

paralegal advisory board, the Jackson

Business and Professional Women

Organization, and the National Association

of Legal Professionals board. She

is also an associate member of the American Bar Association,

and the Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law.

Kloack accepted her current position in October of 2012.

BY JO MATHIS

Legal News

Residence:  Spring Arbor.

Currently reading … I plan to read the new John Grisham

book “Sycamore Row.”

How do you feel at 8 a.m. on Mondays?  Excited about the

new week and its possibilities.

My mother always told me …  to have confidence in myself.

If you could do one thing professionally … I would learn as

much as I could to be better able to assist the clients we have.

Why did you go into law?  I care about people and want to be

able to help them with circumstances that they need assistance

with.

What advice do you have for someone considering paralegal

school?  Don’t give up, you can do it.

Favorite local hangouts:  Mat’s Café & Catering, Jackson.

Your proudest moment(s) as a paralegal?  I have many proud

moments being a paralegal because I truly enjoy being able to

help people through difficult situations that they may be going

through.

What would surprise people about your job?  You wear many

hats as a paralegal. Some days you act as a counselor to clients

that are grieving. Some days you are there to listen and sympathize.

No day is ever the same and probate law is never boring.

When and where were you happiest ? When I became a

mother.

What would be your ideal job?  Managing and mentoring other

paralegals.

What one thing do you wish people knew about your work?

 That being a paralegal is both fulfilling and hard work.

What’s one thing you can do now that you couldn’t do 20

years ago?  I can read legal citations and understand what they

mean.

Where would you like to be when you're 90?  Somewhere warm.

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