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CIPA OFFICERS - 2020

 

President: Celeste Poole 
Vice President:  Jenny Ogle
Secretary:  Charlotte Lawrence
Treasurer:  Vacant
NALA Liaison: Tracey LaForge


Celeste Poole
President


Celeste Poole is a paralegal in the Legal Services Division Merger & Acquisition group at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria.  She began her career as a legal assistant in private law firms working primarily in the area of plaintiff litigation. Celeste joined Caterpillar in 2007 and has held paralegal positions in the areas of Product Litigation and Product Regulation while also serving four years as the Coordinator of Caterpillar’s Peoria-area pro bono program.


Celeste holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Eureka College and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Illinois Central College.  She became a member of CIPA in 2008.


Jenny Ogle

Vice President


Charlotte
Lawrence

Secretary


Charlotte received her Bachelor's Degree in Politics and Government with a minor in Legal Studies from Illinois State University in December 2008. She worked at Ronda Glenn Law Offices from 2007-2015, and has worked at Caterpillar since May 2015. Charlotte currently works in the Law, Security and Public Policy division at Caterpillar, supporting their Global Information Systems division. She lives in Bloomington with her husband and four-year-old daughter. Away from work, Charlotte enjoys modern calligraphy, painting, and making wood signs






Tracey LaForge, CP
NALA Liaison


Tracey is a Data Privacy paralegal in the Legal Services and Public Policy Division of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria.  During her 25+ year career she has worked in a variety of legal and business environments from sole proprietors and small/large law firms to large corporate environments; with the most recent years having focus on Business Litigation and Data Privacy.  

 

When Tracey isn’t working she is dedicated to her friends and family and is often seen playing games or working on just about anything crafty.  She isn’t afraid to show her nerdy side either… Any Big Bang Theory fans out there?

 

Tracey is proud of her NALA Certified Paralegal distinction for almost 20 years.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.