Mindi Schaefer, M.S., RP, OSBA, AACP
As Administrative & Paralegal Support Director, Mindi Schaefer is responsible for the management of the administrative and paralegal support staff in the Columbus office which includes recruiting, training, work-flow coordination, productivity management, and continuing legal education. Additionally, she analyzes public relation and promotional strategies for the firm including sponsorship activities, pro bono opportunities, and speaking engagements. She researches print and electronic media options for the firm to promote and advertise the firm. In addition, Mindi focuses on social media implementation and website content management to maintain fresh and current firm content.
Mindi participates in various types of litigation cases in the areas of medical malpractice, dental malpractice, professional liability, general liability, governmental entity liability, business planning, and business disputes. She handles all aspects of the legal process including investigation, discovery, file management, and trial preparation. Through her work as a paralegal at Poling Law, Mindi works closely with clients, counsel, and the legal community to illustrate the firm’s belief in results, service, and relationships.
Mindi actively participates in the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio and presently holds the positions of President of the Executive Board and Advisory Board Chair. She is a continuing legal education presenter with the Columbus Bar Association, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, and Institute for Paralegal Education (based in Altoona, Wisconsin) focusing on the areas of case preparation from start to Trial and document management. Mindi has been a featured author with the Columbus Bar Friday Paper (affiliated with The Daily Reporter / Columbus Bar Association), Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (“PACO”), and National Paralegal Reporter (affiliated with the National Federation of Paralegal Associations) focusing on topics associated to paralegals, PACO, employment, mentoring, and trial preparation. She is also a frequent guest speaker at Capital University Law School, Columbus State Community College, ITT Technical Institute, Miami-Jacobs Career College, and local area high schools focusing on interviewing, entering the paralegal profession, and the overall paralegal profession in Central Ohio.