Chere B. Estrin


Ms. Estrin is the CEO of Estrin Legal Staffing, and Co-Founding Member of the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP), an organization for attorneys and legal professionals.

A former Administrator for two major law firms, she has held executive positions in law firms, litigation support companies. She is the CEO and founder of the Paralegal Knowledge Institute, an online continuing legal education organization for experienced paralegals, and published the prestigious digital magazine, KNOW, the Magazine for Paralegals. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Sue, the Magazine for Women Litigators.

Over 20 Years Of Experience

Ms. Estrin has been in the staffing arena for over 20 years placing high-level legal professionals including attorneys, litigation support professionals, technology experts, paralegals, administrators, managers, and legal service providers at AmLaw 250 firms and Fortune 1000 in-house legal departments. She founded a successful California organization that she sold to a $5 billion staffing company and, as Sr. Vice-President, ran its national division.


In her role with OLP, she guides the association’s development and implementation of the eDiscovery and Litigation Support certification exams (first in the country) along with Pearson, a $7 billion corporation specializing in certification exams and educational publishing. She is the Education Director designing, creating, and executing online, live training programs with an on-call roster of over 900 instructors throughout the world.


Ms. Estrin is the author of 10 books about careers in the legal field including The Paralegal Career Guide 4th Edition; Why Traditional Legal Professionals Don’t Stand a Chance in Hell; Where Do I Go From Here? and written hundreds of articles. She is a well-known national seminar speaker and has been interviewed or mentioned by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune Magazine, Entrepreneur, Maxim, The Daily Journal, LTN, ABA Journal,, Above the Law, and other widely-read publications. She is a recipient of the Los Angeles/Century City Women of Achievement Award.

Ms. Estrin is a co-founding member of the International Practice Management Association (IPMA). She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Paralegal Lifetime Achievement Award and has written the popular blog, The Estrin Report, since 2005.

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