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What is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how do I make one?

31 May 2012

What is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how do I make one?

Click link above to view my article in the National Paralegal Reporter!

Sami K. Hartsfield, ACP is a senior paralegal at a consumer law firm and freelance writer based in Houston, Texas. She is a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal, and has earned six specialty certifications since 2007: Discovery; Trial Practice; Contracts Management; Social Security Disability Law; and Entity & Individual Medical Liability. She is also WestlawNext certified. Sami has worked as a law firm Webmaster, law firm social media marketer, and a ghostwriter for personal injury law firms. She holds a degree in paralegal studies with a 4.0 GPA and a bachelor of science degree in political science, graduating summa cum laude. Sami interned with Texas’ 14th Court of Appeals under Chief Justice Adele Hedges, and completed the University of Houston Law Center’s Summer 2008 Prelaw Institute with a 4.0. You can find her on Facebook and e-mail her with questions, comments, or ideas at


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**Reprinted with generous permission from the National Paralegal Reporter Feb/March 2012 issue.

  1. Leonard Marks permalink

    great post

  2. I have read a few good posts here. Certainly bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how much effort you put to create one of these informative posts.
    Consumer Rpts Strollers

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