Meet December’s Volunteers of the Month!
Counsel Regina Nelson (pictured to the left) and Paralegal Chinita L. Coleman (pictured below) have worked together for many years at Reed Smith. When Regina started volunteering with VIP, she knew that there was no one else she wanted to work with than Chinita.
“She has been my go-to paralegal for all of these cases,” Regina said. “Chinita’s great at connecting with the clients and keeping me on track with things that need to get done. And most importantly, she helps me make the clients feel comfortable because clients are not always comfortable with lawyers.” Chinita concurs. “Working with Regina is great because she sits down with the clients and actually helps them understand the legal issues at hand.”
Their VIP volunteer work has made an impact on both of them. In their day-to-day work at Reed Smith, Regina and Chinita handle cases related to the medical and pharmaceutical fields. With VIP, they are able to be personal. “We get a little history from each one that comes in,” Chinita said.