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Head Shots 008b Robert E. Mongue is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi. A 1976 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, he has over thirty years of experience as a trial and appellate attorney in both state  and federal courts. His practice emphasized representation of individuals, small businesses, and major U.S. and foreign   corporations in litigation of contract, corporate dissolution, construction and real estate, trade secret and    non-competition disputes. He also provided arbitration, mediation and guardian-ad-litem services.

Prof. Mongue’s primary area of research is the perception of paralegals as professionals by attorneys, paralegals and the  public, methods of changing that perception and methods of improving paralegal pedagogy regarding professionalism. He is also researching programs utilizing paralegals as a means of solving access to justice problems.

His first book, The Empowered Paralegal: Effective, Efficient and Professional was published in 2009 by Carolina Academic Press. It was followed by The Empowered Paralegal: Working with the Elder Client in 2010 and The Empowered Paralegal Professionalism Anthology in 2011.  The Empowered Paralegal Cause of Action Handbook is currently in progress and will be ready for publication soon.

His other publications and presentations include Teaching Paralegal Professionalism and Empowerment and Teaching Paralegal Civility at regional and National Conferences of the American Association for Paralegal Education, After Hours Ethics and the Maine Lawyer, Maine Bar Journal, Fall 2006,  Understanding Maine Civil Courts and Procedure, (2006), The Paralegal, An Essential part of the Litigation Team, (2007), Trial Tactics – Considerations for Paralegals, (2007),  Litigation Case Management: People Management, (2007),  and Litigation Case Management: Case Management Strategies in Trial Preparation, (2007)

He serves on the American Association for Paralegal Education Board of Directors and as Co-Chair of the AAfPE Scholarly Journal Committee, as well as presenting at AAfPE National and Regional Conferences on topics ranging from teaching professionalism and civility to meeting tenure scholarship requirements. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards for the Organization of Legal Professionals and the New York City Paralegal Association.

Mr. Mongue is developer of The Empowered Paralegal (TM) Workshops, Seminars and Custom In-House Training.

You can contact Mr. Mongue  via email at TheEmpoweredParalegal@live.com.

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