ANGELA M. GONZALEZ, SBWCP, is a paralegal at Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., in Wausau, Wisconsin. She received her Master’s degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland) and taught English to adults in Poland and Hungary. Ms. Gonzalez determined a law degree would round out her higher education adventures and earned her Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of London. While working as a paralegal in Budapest (Hungary), she developed a passion for research and drafting documents in a law firm setting, which led to her continuing her legal experiences when she returned to the United States in 2009. Her varied background earned her the ability to communicate easily with anyone on any topic. As a paralegal at Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., she’s able to sit with a grieving client and empathize or celebrate with a client who has just survived a drawn-out probate process for a loved one. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gonzalez was a civil litigation legal assistant and paralegal, as well as a corporate paralegal where she spent much of her time preparing work product in due diligence matters and multi-national business transactions. At Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., Ms. Gonzalez specializes in trust and estate administration. Ms. Gonzalez is State Bar of Wisconsin Certified Paralegal. She is a member of and serves as National Affairs Representative for the Paralegal Association of Wisconsin (PAW). She is PAW’s Primary Delegate to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) and also serves as Convention Coordinator for NFPA. In addition, she has presented various topics to paralegals for the Institute for Paralegal Education.