Sybil Taylor Aytch, Paralegal

Biography

Sybil Taylor Aytch has over 20 years of paralegal and case management experience in both Phoenix and New York. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, she worked at a large New York-based law firm. Her experience includes the following:

  • Commercial Bankruptcy (debtor and creditor). 
  • Commercial Litigation (antitrust, multidistrict, telecommunications). 
  • Lead paralegal on one of largest successful tort litigation-related bankruptcy reorganizations. 
  • Electronic document /discovery management and electronic trial preparation employing case management software.
  • Extensive trial experience in electronic courtrooms including utilization of trial technology.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northern Arizona University (M.Ed., 2002)
  • Smith College (B.A., 1980)
  • Université de Paris IV-La Sorbonne (Certificate, 1979)
    • Certificate: French Literature.
  • l'Institut d'Études Politiques-Paris (Certificate, 1979)
    • Certificate: International Law.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Phoenix College (Ethics and Professional Practice, Bankruptcy, Civil Investigations, The Paralegal Profession). 
  • Assistant Professor, Western International University (Civil Procedure and Comparative Law), 2009-2011. 
  • Developed Advanced Technology for Paralegals course, South University. 
  • E-Courtroom Advisory Board, Phoenix College. 
  • Ethics Board Chair, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, 2007-2010. 
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission, 2004-2008. 
  • Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam Standards Committee, 2001-2007

Professional Recognition

  • One of only 14 paralegals in Arizona to attain the advanced Registered Paralegal designation. 
  • President, Maricopa County Bar Association Paralegal Division, 2002. 
  • Outstanding Local Leadership Award, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, 2002. 
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2003. 
  • Special Recognition Award, Maricopa County Bar Association Paralegal Division, 2006. 
  • Therese A. Cannon Educational Scholarship, International Paralegal Management Association, 2007

Languages

  • French