L. ("Tim") Mellitz is an attorney who
practiced law for sixteen years, and for the last
fourteen years has practiced legal technology
consulting as Mellitz & Associates, which
specializes in the automation of law firms,
a legal technology consultant for attorneys he
assists small to medium size law firms in the design
and implementation of microcomputer systems.
teaching and consulting experience includes word
processing, legal research, time and billing
systems, case management, document assembly,
document management, litigation support, docket
control, voice recognition, specialized legal
practice applications, and other law-related
Mr. Mellitz has been a Certified WordPerfect
Resource, and is a senior Timeslips Certified
Consultant and Time Matters Authorized
Independent Consultant, (including certification on the Enterprise Version). He attended Vanderbilt
University School of Engineering, has a B.A. degree
from Washington University in St. Louis, and
obtained his J.D. degree at Washington University
School of Law.
Mellitz is a member of the American Bar Association,
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The
Missouri Bar, The San Francisco Bar Association, The
District Court for the District of Columbia, and The
District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
He is active in the Technology and General Practice
Committees of the State and local bar associations
in which he is a member. He is also the Editor of
SASFIRM SmallTalk, the newsletter of the Solo and
Small Firm Committee of The Missouri Bar.
Louis, he has been active in the Technology and
Practice of Law committee, the Solo & Small Firm
committee, and the Law Office 2001 Planning
Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St.
Bar activities include the Technology Committee, the
Solo and Small Firm Committee, and The Solo & Small Firm
Conference Planning Committee.
He is an
active member of the Law Practice Management
Section, and the Computer and Technology Division of
the American Bar Association. He also is on the
Advisory Committee for ABA TechShow.
articles dealing with law office automation have
been published in the ABA General Practice/Solo
and Small Firm Technology & Practice Guide, Law Technology News,
Law Office Computing, The TechnoLawyer Community
(Internet listserv), St. Louis Daily Record, St.
Louis Countian, St. Louis Lawyer, Merrill's
Illinois Legal Times, Lawyers Weekly, and
other publications, both national and local.
Patricia D. Nemish, AIC
Pat is a
consultant and trainer, and has been with Mellitz &
Associates since 1988. She holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Music Education and taught in the
public school system for ten years. Pat
understands how people learn, and combines her
teaching skills with her computer expertise to
provide them with an exciting learning experience.
She wants her clients to succeed, and feels she is
more like a partner in their business by helping
them every step of the way. Their success is
“Learning new software can be very
intimidating, and so it’s important to speak in
terms that people understand”, says Pat.
“People learn in different ways…visually and
aurally, which is why I adjust my teaching approach
to the particular individual and/or the dynamics of
the group. After an initial discussion with my
clients, I decide how to customize the training
content to meet their specific needs.”
As a Time
Matters Authorized Independent Consultant (AIC), and
previously a certified Timeslips and WordPerfect
consultant, Pat loves solving problems and coming up
with solutions. Her high energy and willingness to
“go the extra mile” for her clients are evident in her
interaction with them. She is continually updating
her technical knowledge by attending training courses,
seminars, and familiarizing herself with new products
as they are published.
of her time is committed to Mellitz & Associates, Pat
still takes time to travel, cook gourmet meals (she
makes a delicious crème brule!) and enjoy her