Team Member

Carolyn Schaefer

Paralegal and Rule 9 Licensed Legal Intern


Carolyn has been a Paralegal and Rule 9 Licensed Legal Intern at Krueger Beck, PLLC since 2016. She assists in the preparation of estate planning and works with clients to finalize their documents. She is passionate about helping clients through the probate process and assists in all aspects from opening probate to closing.

Carolyn has a high honors Paralegal degree from South Puget Sound Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in law and public policy at the University of Washington in 2015. In 2021, she completed the Washington Supreme Court APR 6 Law Clerk Program, took the bar exam and is currently waiting for the results. She is an APR 9 Licensed Legal Intern.

Carolyn’s background is in public service where she worked in the Secretary of State’s Executive Office in Olympia, and then in the Washington State Senate for Senator Rosemary McAuliffe for over eight years. During her time in the Senate, Carolyn worked directly with stakeholders, lobbyists and constituents on legislation impacting the 1st legislative district. She was a key coordinator of stakeholder involvement in SB 6313, recognizing Disability History, which passed in 2008. Carolyn was involved in drafting SB 5083, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Act, which passed in 2015. She was the primary contact to assist families in the advocacy for SB 5505, proposing to create an Ombudsmen for the Department of Corrections, during the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. Carolyn also traveled with Senator McAuliffe across Washington state on the Senate Education Listening Tour seeking ways to satisfy the McCleary Lawsuit to fully fund basic education.


  • South Puget Sound Community College, ATA Paralegal Degree, 2007
  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Law & Public Policy, 2015
  • Washington Supreme Court APR 6 Law Clerk Program, 2021

Professional & Civic

Habitat for Humanity Global Builder, Paraguay
Shorelines Board Member, City of Bothell, 2021 – 2023

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