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Central Illinois Paralegal Association

a NALA Affiliate




President: Celeste Poole

Vice President:  Jenny Ogle

Secretary:  Charlotte Lawrence

Treasurer:  Tia Howell

NALA Liaison: Tracey LaForge

Celeste Poole,

Celeste Poole is a paralegal in the Legal Services Division Merger & Acquisition group at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria.  She began her career as a legal assistant in private law firms working primarily in the area of plaintiff litigation. Celeste joined Caterpillar in 2007 and has held paralegal positions in the areas of Product Litigation and Product Regulation while also serving four years as the Coordinator of Caterpillar’s Peoria-area pro bono program.

Celeste holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Eureka College and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Illinois Central College.  She became a member of CIPA in 2008 and is a board member of Central Illinois Riding Therapy, a therapeutic horseback riding program for physically disabled children and adults. 


 Charlotte Lawrence

Charlotte Lawrence,

Charlotte received her Bachelor's Degree in Politics and Government with a minor in Legal Studies from Illinois State University in December 2008. She worked at Ronda Glenn Law Offices from 2007-2015, and has worked at Caterpillar since May 2015. Charlotte currently works in the Law, Security and Public Policy division at Caterpillar, supporting their Global Information Systems division. She lives in Bloomington with her husband and four-year-old daughter. Away from work, Charlotte enjoys modern calligraphy, painting, and making wood signs


Jenny Ogle,
Vice President

Tia Howell,



Tracey LaForge,
NALA Liaison