Sandra Ciaccia has been with Boylan Code for nearly two decades! She’s a Senior Paralegal in the Litigation/Bankruptcy department.
Get to know Sandee a little bit better:
1.) On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
I usually check court dockets for follow up on any cases we are working on. Entering and e-filing bankruptcy petitions; or drafting and e-filing pleadings and other documents with various courts. I’m also on the Social Committee at Boylan Code, which provides a fun opportunity to be involved in the planning of firm events. Additionally, I serve as Public Relations Chair of the Paralegal Association of Rochester, and in that capacity I am involved in attending monthly board meetings where we network for local paralegals and act as a resource center, through continuing education, seminars and social events.
2.) What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I don’t know if there is one thing that stands out, and it might sound cliché, but I really just enjoy working with the attorneys in my department very much. They are a great group, and if I had to choose something though, I’d say I enjoy being able to help clients when they call. Obviously, not by giving legal advice, but I’ve had occasions where a client may be anxious or upset. Sometimes, I’ve just had to be patient to hear them out so I can accurately reflect their concern to an attorney. Providing a compassionate ear to someone that may be uncertain of what to do next is very rewarding, and I consider that to be part of my job.
3.) What’s one interesting fun fact no one knows about you?
Hmm, while most people know I’m into health/fitness, they probably don’t know I was actually in an infomercial years ago (maybe 1998) for a workout program! Now, I’m an online health & fitness coach!
4.) What are some of your hobbies/interests?
I think I have a few! 1. Band Groupie – Our son is a drummer, so a couple times a month you can find us following him! 2. Baking – I’ve always baked, but I especially love baking with my grandchildren! 3. Cooking – My husband and I both grew up Italian, and we were raised with seeing how food and wine are essential in bringing people together, so cooking with my husband, and sharing that love with friends/family is a huge part of our lives.
5.) Anything else you’d like to add?
My husband and I raised 3 kids, but nothing prepared us for the overwhelming joy of being grandparents. There is a saying, “if I knew how much fun grandkids were, I would have had them first.” I have to agree.