Toni Marsh, J.D., associate professor and program director, GW Paralegal Studies, has been elected President of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), a national organization of paralegal educators.
She will serve as President Elect for the next year, then serve two years as President and serve a fourth year as Immediate Past President. Her term will begin at AAfPE’s 39th National Conference in Seattle, WA in November 2020.
“My professional mission since entering the paralegal education field nearly thirty years ago has been to increase the paralegal role, to elevate the prestige of the profession, and to increase access to justice through paralegals,” said Marsh. “It will be an honor to work with the AAfPE board and the membership to move the profession forward together.”
Marsh is well prepared for her new leadership role. As the program director of the master’s degree and graduate certificates in Paralegal Studies at George Washington University she is well versed in the multi-faceted nature of the paralegal profession. In addition to her administrative role as program director, she has extensive teaching and curriculum development experience with courses such as American Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Juvenile Justice, and Legal Writing.
In addition to AAfPE, she’s a member of the D.C. Bar, the International Practice Management Association and the National Capital Area Paralegal Association. She earned her law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University.
AAfPE is the nation’s largest and longest continuously operating organization dedicated to promoting quality paralegal and legal studies education. With more than 400 active members, AAfPE aims to provide a forum for professional improvement for paralegal educators, as well as assistance and consultation to institutions, educators and employers. It promotes research and the dissemination of information on the paralegal profession and cooperates with the American Bar Association (ABA) and other institutions to develop goals and processes for programs.