The Indianapolis Bar Association is proud to recognize Jodie L. Bergeron of Cohen & Malad LLP as the association’s Paralegal of the Year for 2014. Bergeron will be recognized for this honor at the IndyBar Paralegal Appreciation Luncheon, to be held Thursday, Aug. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Conrad Indianapolis.
Bergeron joined the Indianapolis Bar Association in 2008. She is an at-large committee member for the association’s Paralegal Committee, having chaired the committee in 2011, and helps to organize the committee’s Bears on Patrol Teddy Bear Drive. She has led the way for the Cohen & Malad team, which has placed in the top three firms that collect the most bears for the past several years. In addition to her work with the Paralegal Committee, Bergeron currently serves as a site coordinator for the association’s Ask A Lawyer program.
While Bergeron participates in many events through the IndyBar, she takes advantage of volunteer opportunities through her firm as well. She participates on the firm’s Race for the Cure team and has helped raise funds through sponsorships and bake sales for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She also serves on Cohen & Malad’s Green Legal Committee, which serves to aid the firm’s commitment to the association’s Green Legal Initiative.
Bergeron’s nomination notes, “Jodie Bergeron is an outstanding individual who takes her commitment to the firm and to the Indianapolis legal community seriously. Jodie shows a great deal of initiative in ensuring that our personal injury and product liability practice has an organized client intake process, timely file follow-up procedure, and thorough trial preparation standard. She always has a big smile on her face and is eager to find a way to make something work. No challenge is too big for Jodie.”