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Melissa Wakefield is an Indiana registered paralegal and a paralegal in the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. Melissa assists both borrower and creditor clients in connection with various collection, foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings. She has worked at Bose McKinney & Evans since 1993 and has been a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group since 1997. In 2018, Melissa was named Indiana Paralegal of the Year by the Indianapolis Bar Association.  Prior to joining the firm, Melissa was a legal assistant with another firm for more than 10 years working mainly in the area of collections.

Education

PACE (2007)
Professional Career Development Institute School of Paralegal Studies (professional paralegal program, with honors, 2004)
Professional Career Development Institute School of Paralegal Studies, (professional paralegal specialty program, real estate law, 2004)

Honors / Awards

Paralegal of the Year (Indianapolis Bar Association, 2018)

Appearances / Publications

Presenter: “Revised Administrative Rule 9 and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act”(Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Paralegal Section Workshop, 2015); “Find it Free and Fast on the Net:  Strategies for Legal Research on the Web” (NBI Seminar, 2013); “Government Internet Resources: Federal, State and Local – Find It Free and Fast on the Internet” (NBI Seminar, 2013); “Indiana Public Records: The Available, the Attainable and the Elusive” (Indiana State Bar Association, 2011); “The Paralegal’s Role in Indiana Foreclosures” (Indiana Foreclosure Seminar, Indiana Paralegal Association, 2009); “Real Estate” (paralegal class, Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, 2009); “Creditors’ Rights / The Law and Technology” (Phi Alpha Delta, Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, 2009)

Appointments / Memberships

Indianapolis Bar Association (Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section); Indianapolis Bar Association (Paralegal Committee – secretary, 2007; chair-elect, 2008; chair, 2009); Indiana State Bar Association (Affiliate Member Committee, 2009-2010); Indiana Paralegal Association (Election Chair, 2017)