Tracey L. Young, RP® is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology magna cum laude.She went on to earn a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a paralegal certificate from the American Institute of Paralegal Studies. In December 2000, Tracey passed the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE®), earning the designation PACE Registered Paralegal (RP).
Tracey has more than 30 years of experience as a paralegal. She has worked in a variety of areas of law, including criminal law, family law, real estate, collections, estates, personal injury and civil litigation. At LaMarche Safranko Law, Tracey is a litigation paralegal focusing in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice.
Tracey is active in local and national paralegal associations. She served as President of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA®) for the 2010-2012 term and as Board Advisor for the 2012-2014 term. Tracey previously served as NFPA’s Vice President and Director of Positions and Issues and as Director of Region V. Prior to joining the NFPA Board of Directors, she served as NFPA Regulation Review Coordinator. Tracey has been a speaker at several NFPA Regulation / Leadership / Certification Conferences.
Tracey joined the Albany Legal Assistants Association in 1995 which later became the Capital District Paralegal Association (CDPA). Tracey served two terms as president and vice president of CDPA as well as six years as delegate to NFPA. Currently, Tracey serves as Treasurer, CLE Director and newsletter editor.
Tracey has published several articles in The National Paralegal Reporter®, including “UPL is Focus of Several State Legislatures”, “Regulation – The Future of the Paralegal Profession” and “Paralegal as Investigator”. Tracey was a guest on MyLegal.com and “The ParalegalVoice” on LegalTalk Network and served as a panelist on the webinar “Career Development: How to achieve your professional goals,”offered by the George Washington University Paralegal Studies Program.
Tracey has lived in Clifton Park, New York since 1990 where she raised her two sons, Rick and Greg, who are both graduates of Shenendehowa High School.