Felicity “Fizzy” Little, Paralegal
During the financial crisis in 2009, facing a lot of uncertainty about my future, I made the choice to go back to school to become a paralegal. The first course I took was Family Law, and I knew at that point that I wanted to focus my education and career on that sector of the law. While in school, I interned with LegalAid, and saw the widespread need for compassionate and knowledgeable domestic counsel in our community. Simultaneously, as a single mother, I was experiencing many of the issues faced by our clients. Working as a family law paralegal, I am able to utilize my personal experiences to exhibit empathy to my clients and satisfy my personal aspirations to help those in need. I am also able to constantly learn, as no single case is exactly alike. My own personal and professional principles are aligned with New Direction Family Law’s objectives—we view each client individually, with unique circumstances and goals, and we assist them in adapting to the new chapter in their life, much as I did when I chose to become a paralegal years ago.
Fizzy is a National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) certified paralegal. She has over six years of legal experience, many of those in family law. Fizzy was raised in Cary, and received her AAS from Durham Technical Community College. While at DTCC, she was president of the Paralegal Club. She has handled legal cases involving all aspects of family law, including cases brought to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She also has extensive knowledge of military family law and pension issues, having worked on these types of cases throughout the United States.
When she’s not taking care of New Direction Family Law clients, she enjoys being involved with her son’s school and sports teams. She also enjoys cooking, which comes in handy with a growing boy!