Caitlin “CJ” Johnson joined the Boylan Code team at the end of May, 2018 as a paralegal in the Trusts and Estates department!
Get to know CJ a little bit better:
1.) Where were you before you joined the Boylan Code team?
Previously I worked as a paralegal in small law firms that practiced estate planning, elder law, Medicaid, and estate and trust administration. Before I came to Boylan Code, I worked at Piede Law LLP, and before that I worked for the Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. for over 2 years.
2.) On any given day, what does your work routine look like? What do you do/focus on?
I begin my day with organizing my hours from the previous workday and adding them to our bookkeeping system. Then I take a look at my current files, make a to-do list for the day, and get to work. My work varies from getting an estate ready to file with the Surrogate’s Court, analyzing financials for a trust, or drafting documents to settle an estate. I am also learning new skills, so some of my day is comprised of training in accounting and tax matters.
3.) What part of your job do you enjoy the most so far?
Expanding my knowledge of trusts and estates by learning from seasoned and highly knowledgeable paralegals in my department.
4.) What’s one interesting fact no one would know about you?
I am a huge bookworm. If I have a good book in my hands it’s almost impossible to convince me to do anything else until I’ve finished it. I’m also a huge animal lover and a total nerd about it, and therefore have a ton of random animal facts rattling around in my brain.
5.) What are some of your hobbies/interests?
Right now most of my free time is taken up by planning for my wedding next June, however when I do have time I love to do yoga, read a book, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with my fiancé, friends, family, and dog Bandit.