Darleen Dozier has a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters of Social Sciences degree from Mississippi College. She became a Certified Paralegal with NALA in 1991. Mrs. Dozier worked as a paralegal for 20 years, while teaching paralegal classes part-time, before obtaining a full-time teaching position. She now directs the paralegal program and teaches full-time at Holmes Community College, in Ridgeland, MS.
She is a former President of the Mississippi Paralegal Association (MPA) and was on the Continuing Education Council (CEC) for NALA from 2011 - 14. She is a regular speaker for MPA and NALA Campus LIVE!. She she encourages paralegals not to become complacent in their careers and never stop learning. Ms. Dozier received her ACP from NALA in February 2013 in Commercial Bankruptcy.