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Michelle Pelletier - Legal Assistant
Michelle came to Connelly Law Offices with nearly eight years of law office experience. As a legal assistant at the firm she plays an integral part in the daily operations of the office. During the course of any given day, she may be doing anything from answering phones and scheduling appointments for Attorney Connelly to organizing and maintaining information that may be used in legal cases or business transactions, conducting of research pertaining to laws, legal precedents or regulations or gathering material for use in contracts or real estate transactions.
Although Michelle has extensive experience in these areas and enjoys that part of her work, she readily admits that her favorite part of her day is interacting with clients.
“I am a patient listener and clear communicator, which is essential to being successful in my role at Connelly Law. I appreciate the satisfaction of having such a big impact on someone I’ve never even met before. Being able to serve someone in a way that’s different from any service they’ve received before and seeing the difference you make is highly rewarding,” said Michelle.
Outside of Connelly Law, Michelle has kept herself quite busy working as a dance teacher and choreographer at a local dance studio for the past decade. She is also a Master's level student at the Rhode Island College School of Social Work. “Elder law and the field of social work is so closely related,” Michelle said. “Some of the issues I see here with seniors touch my heart in profound ways, allowing me to build connections with so many people at what may be one of the most difficult times of their lives. We are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones, and this is where social work and the law intersect.”
“The work we do here is certainly diverse. We help seniors and their families navigate what can be a complex set of rules and regulations relating to health benefits, Medicaid and long term care planning and nursing home or assisted living placements,” stated Michelle. “As Attorney Connelly says, our most important responsibility is to assure that our seniors receive the very best care and quality of life possible.”