Trina Nycol Brown​

Credentialed Advanced Mediator

Researcher | Consultant | Professor | Instructor

Adjunct Professor 

Educating students since 2014 (both onsite and online)

ABOUT TRINA

Professorial Experience

Paralegal and General Education teaching experience (onsite and online)

29+ years of Paralegal/Paralegal Leadership experience

Award-Winning Instructor

Online & Onsite Course Content Creator

Textbook Contributor

Member of various Paralegal Advisory Boards

Dissertation Research: Paralegal Leadership & Eudaimonia

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

"As a life-long learner, it is my pleasure to lead and engage my students by serving them first. It is through this servant-leadership and diversity of thought that I’d like to break down subject-matter that may be challenging to digest however will allow my students to participate in complex ways of thinking."


RESEARCH PHILOSOPHY

“My dissertation research and long-term research goals focus on the ongoing research within leadership, more specifically, the mediating effects of collaborative leadership and eudaimonia on the paralegal profession. The goal of my research is to discover the ways in which practical experiences and academic orientations arrive at substantive conclusions within paralegal leadership."

Professorial instruction within American Bar Association (ABA) Approved Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Paralegal Studies degree program. 


Courses taught: 

Legal Research 

Legal Analysis & Writing 

Civil Litigation

Tort Law 

Career Strategies

Legal Technology (eDiscovery)

Family Law

Legal Terminology & Transcription

Criminal Law

Legal Ethics

Contract Law

Professorial instruction experience within a graduate General Practice Paralegal (GPP) Certificate program.



Courses taught: 

Litigation

Employment Law

Intellectual Property

Torts

Business Organizations

Commercial (Business) Law

Legal Research & Writing

General Education Instructor with experience within general education programs for various programs.



Courses taught: 

Bioethics

Sociology

Ethics

Psychology

English Composition

Interpersonal Communications

Healthcare Delivery & Legal Actions

Academic Strategies

Academic Skills

Human Resources

Career Strategies

Windows (Software Applications)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

Brown, T. N, Using Podcasts as a Successful Tool for Engaging Students During COVID

Brown, T.N., National Association of Legal Assistants, CLA/CP Practice Exam Content

Brown, T.N., Paralegal Rainmaker Summit, How to Become a High-Potential (“HiPO”) Paralegal in Six Easy Steps.

Brown, T.N., George Washington University, GWU or Bust!

Brown, T.N., Kaplan College, Dallas, Texas.


PUBLICATIONS

Books - Contributions

Anderson, E., Beginski, H., Borski, L., Breshears, R., Brown, T.N., Giuliano, P., Lockwood, E. (2022). Paralegal Ethics Handbook, Thomson Reuters, Carrollton, Texas. 2022-2023 Ed.

Anderson, E., Beginski, H., Borski, L., Breshears, R., Brown, T.N., Giuliano, P., Lockwood, E. (2017). Paralegal Ethics Handbook, Thomson Reuters, Carrollton, Texas. 2017-2018 Ed.

Anderson, E., Beginski, H., Borski, L., Breshears, R., Brown, T.N., Giuliano, P., Lockwood, E. (2016). Paralegal Ethics Handbook, Thomson Reuters, Carrollton, Texas. 2016-2017 Ed.

Anderson, E., Beginski, H., Borski, L., Breshears, R., Brown, T.N., Giuliano, P., Lockwood, E. (2015). Paralegal Ethics Handbook, Thomson Reuters, Carrollton, Texas. 2015-2016 Ed.

Articles - Published

Brown, T.N., (2018). A Paralegal’s Guide to Selecting a Mediator in Texas, Texas Paralegal Journal, State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, Winter 2018, Vol. 23, No. 3.

Brown, T.N., (2017). How to Become a High-Potential Paralegal (“HiPO”) Paralegal, Alliance Echo, (Spring/Summer).

Brown, T.N., (2016). How to Become a High-Potential Paralegal (“HiPO”) Paralegal, American Association for Paralegal Education, 31.1, (Spring/Summer), 43-44.

Brown, T.N. (2015). Paralegal Management Series: Examiner.com.

 Incongruence between HiPO Talent and Performance

 Talent Pools. Paralegal Management Series; Talent Reviews

 Past Performance as Future Success; Paralegal Management Series

 What is HiPO Talent?

Brown, T.N. (2013). An ethical framework for paralegals. Cowtown Paralegal Reporter, 31.3(May/June), 16-17.

Brown, T.N. (2013). The ten commandments of ethical responsibility. Cowtown Paralegal Reporter, 31.2(March/April), 13-14.