Amber Alleman is a family law paralegal and Licensed Paralegal Practitioner (“LPP”) with Ray Quinney & Nebeker. Amber is one of the first four family law LPP’s licensed in the State of Utah. She has been a family law paralegal for 24 years and has been an LPP since 2019.
A Licensed Paralegal Practitioner is a new profession approved by the Utah Supreme Court to create and regulate paralegals with a limited legal license to practice law. LPP’s have a license to practice law outside of a traditional law degree in designated practice areas and within a limited scope of practice. Amber is licensed as a family law LPP and can represent those with the following family law cases: temporary separation, divorce, parentage, cohabitant abuse, civil stalking, custody and support, name change or sex change. LPP’s can represent people within this limited scope; however, LPP’s cannot represent people in a court of law.
Amber received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies in 1995. She has been a member of the Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar since 2003. In July of 2019, Amber became a Certified Paralegal with NALA (the National Association of Legal Assistants).
Prior to joining RQN, Amber was employed as a family law paralegal with one of the first 100 women lawyers in the State of Utah, Ellen Maycock, who also served on the Paralegal Practitioner State Steering Committee that developed education criteria, licensing requirements and rules of professional conduct for LPP’s, with the approval by the Utah Supreme Court and the Judicial Counsel. Amber worked with Ellen Maycock for 16 years up until Ellen’s retirement. Amber was then employed as a family law paralegal and LPP with Clyde Snow & Sessions with the family law practitioners: Dean Andreasen, Matthew Steward and Diana Telfer.
Amber was voted in as the 2020 Distinguished Paralegal of the Year by the Utah State Bar. In 2019, Amber was appointed by Justice Deno Himonas to be a member of the Forms Committee for the State of Utah. She is also a member of the Family Law Forms Subcommittee as of August 2021. Amber has also appeared in various publications, including the Deseret News and appeared on Good Things Utah to promote LPP’s and the LPP program in efforts to educate the public and inform of affordable legal representation to help fill the gaps in access to justice.
Salt Lake Community College, Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies
- Graduated with honors (G.P.A. 3.8)
Affiliations / Memberships
- Member, Paralegal Division of Utah State Bar (2003-present)
- Member, Utah Courts Forms Committee (2019 – present)
- Member, Family Law Forms Subcommittee (August 2021 – present)
- Clyde Snow & Sessions, P.C. - Family Law Paralegal and Family Law Licensed Paralegal Practitioner
- Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks, LLC - Family Law Paralegal
- Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler - Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Publications / Presentations
- "3 things you should know about Licensed Paralegal Practitioners", Good News Utah, Jan 2020
- "How a new program connects Utahns to lower-cost legal advice", Deseret News, Feb 2020
- "The First Four Licensed Paralegal Practitioners", Utah Bar Journal, March/April 2020
- "2020 Paralegal of the Year: Congratulations Amber Alleman", Utah Bar Journal, July/Aug 2020
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