Ms. Shipley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and obtained a Paralegal Certificate from Anne Arundel Community College. She has been a practicing paralegal at Hyatt & Weber, P.A. in Annapolis, Maryland, for almost 25 years. In November, 2005 she earned her PACE - Registered Paralegal ® credential. She has been active in her statewide paralegal association (Maryland Association of Paralegals), having served in various capacities, as well as the National Federation of Paralegal Associations where she currently serves as American Bar Association Coordinator. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Legal Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College and is also an active member of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Alumni Council. She has two college-aged daughters, Annie and Emily. She resides in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, Loren. In her spare time, she enjoys kickboxing and watching athletic events at the Naval Academy.
Ms. Shipley became involved with the Approval Commission through her role with the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She firmly believes that a paralegal education, especially when provided by ABA approved programs, creates a strong foundation for those wishing to pursue a paralegal career.