About Sheila

Sheila Posey, TBLS - BCP 
(Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Board Certified Paralegal)

I have more than 40 years of legal experience, including 30 years as a family law paralegal.  I received my Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2000.   From 2014 - 2018, I served as the Chair of the e-Newsletter Ad Hoc Committee for the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.  I was honored to be awarded the “Outstanding Committee Chair Award” in 2015 and 2017.  Currently, I am a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Bar College.

With my experience, I bring an abundance of knowledge combined with “in the trenches” experience necessary to provide contract, freelance paralegal services to Texas attorneys.  I am detail-oriented, organized, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Professional Background & Career

My career in law began as a legal secretary in early 1979, when I worked for former State Representative, Roger Knight, Sr., a solo-practitioner attorney in Madisonville, Texas.  

From 1983-1986, I worked as a legal secretary for W. R. Malone a solo-practitioner attorney in Huntsville, Texas.  

In May 1986, I began working for Jimmie P. Price as a legal secretary.  In 2000, I became a Board Certified Paralegal, certified in the specialty area of Family Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  I have maintained my continuing legal education and have been re-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization every 5 years since being certified.  

I worked for Jimmie P. Price for 37 years, until June 2023, when he transitioned his practice from litigation to mediation.

I have a passion for the law and the administrative and support tasks with which attorneys often need assistance.  I understand the legal requirements attorneys have, and how to most effectively help them run a successful practice and serve their clients’ legal needs.  I have the ability to empathize with the clients I serve.

I now work freelance as a 1099 contract employee and can assist you and your paralegal with any aspect of your family law cases, from initial pleading through final order, without the long-term commitment of a full-time employee.  

No matter what size your legal practice is, I'm certain that increasing efficiency while keeping costs down is a top priority for you — and an ongoing juggling act in today’s highly competitive legal marketplace.  The pressure to control costs and respond to changing client dynamics, may present you with the need to hire a contract paralegal to help you or your staff paralegal meet a looming deadline and improve your bottom line.  

Hiring a contract paralegal allows you to pay for only the work you need, when you need it.

I would be delighted to speak with you to discuss how I can help you in your practice!

       Phone:  (936) 524-4257              Email:  poseyparalegal@outlook.com 

Disclaimer: This is NOT a law firm.  Sheila Posey does not act as your attorney and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney. Sheila Posey does not and will not provide any legal advice, and none of the information provided herein or on any completed document should be construed as legal advice.   All work performed by Sheila Posey must be supervised by a licensed attorney.  Sheila Posey cannot perform any work for members of the general public.

If you need legal advice, please ask an attorney for a legal opinion. If you do not know what type of attorney you need, contact your state’s bar association, and ask for a reference.