Candace Murphy Sissac, J.D.,
teaches PARA 3030 – Legal Writing and PARA 4100 – Law Office Management in Tulane’s Paralegal Studies Program. She earned her B.A. in Secondary Education at the University of New Orleans and her J.D. at Loyola University School of Law, where she served as a Student Law Practitioner in the Loyola University Law Clinic. She clerked for the Department of Justice and for various judges in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. As a litigator, she has defended clients in corporate, class action, and insurance matters. While overseeing the Lexis Nexis Louisiana Law School Division, she assisted law school professors with legal research and taught research classes on the Lexis platform. After Hurricane Katrina, she served as a disbursement attorney and title researcher for the Small Business Administration – Disaster Loan Division.
Ms. Sissac also has served on the adjunct faculty at Delgado Community College and on the faculty of the School Legal Assistant School of Dallas, Texas, where she developed the curriculum and played a key role in the school’s accreditation process. Ms. Sissac has extensive experience in e-discovery, having worked as a contract attorney, project manager, first- and second-level reviewer, privilege reviewer, and quality control analyst on matters involving securities, bankruptcy, breach of contract, bad faith, nuclear power, trademark/copyright infringement, product liability, and fraud. Recently, she opened her own practice, in which she serves clients in the areas of foreclosure defense, real estate law, family law, estate law, small business law, contract law and civil litigation.