Tara Richen graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English Literature and went on to receive her Paralegal Certification with an emphasis in Litigation from UCLA. Tara joined Cislo & Thomas LLP in 2001 and is the firm’s Managing Paralegal. At Cislo & Thomas LLP, Tara’s responsibilities include overseeing the paralegal staff, the U.S. and Foreign departments, and the docketing compliance for the firm, with expertise in trademark prosecution, foreign patent and trademark filing, and general research. Tara attends the annual INTA conferences each year, and has developed close relationships with associates from all over the world. When she is not working, Tara enjoys running, creative writing and volunteering with charities that help children and seniors.