Joyce Patrick-Bai is the Director of Administration of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP. As a member of the Management Committee, her responsibilities entail working with the Managing Partners to set firm policy relating to Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Marketing and Operations. Joyce is a certified Legal Manager through the Association of Legal Administrators, and brings over 19 years of experience to the firm.
Joyce began her career as a high school teacher in Illinois before she entered the legal field as a litigation and intellectual property paralegal. She obtained her paralegal training from the National Center for Paralegal Studies in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed both her undergraduate and Masters’ degrees in the Department of Education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Joyce is active in the legal community, and enjoys working with others with similar interests. She has been an active member in the Association of Legal Administrators since 1999 and, through the firm, is a member of the International Trademark Association. She has been a Contributing Editor for theAttorney At Law Magazine. She is a licensed Notary Public for the State of Arizona. In the past, Joyce held the title as President of the Greater Phoenix — Valley of the Sun chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. She was also a Director at Large on the Association of Legal Administrators International Board of Directors.