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Tiffany Puckett

Committee Member (2023-2026)


Tiffany Puckett is an Illinois licensed attorney with a background in education law and real estate law. She is also an Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University where she teaches education law in the College of Education and the College of Law. Before her position at Northern Illinois University, she was an Assistant Professor at Illinois State University in the Department of Politics and Government, teaching legal studies courses in the paralegal education program. Tiffany has published multiple articles and chapters about education law and cultural competence. She has a Ph.D. in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, and a J.D., both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tiffany was appointed to the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals in 2023.


I wanted to serve on the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals because I believe in the pivotal role that well-rounded and up-to-date education plays in shaping competent and ethical paralegals. By actively contributing to the committee's initiatives, I aspire to foster a more inclusive, rigorous, and forward-thinking paralegal education system that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic legal landscape of today and tomorrow.