Ave Education & Ave Staffing

Working together to grow you

When it comes to your legal career, we've got you covered from start to finish.  Whether you are just getting started and need the skills to jump start your career or have years of experience and want to hone your skills, gain new ones or satisfy continued education requirements.  As specialized legal recruiters, we are also here to help you apply your new skills to new opportunities.  We've got your back!

Core Team

Our core team is responsible for the behind the scenes magic to ensure the best quality courses on the market. They may also teach specific courses within their areas of expertise to offer a broader range of topics while keeping things focused and relevant to the legal community.

President, Legal Recruiter & Entrepreneur

Nicole Green

Nikki is the founding member of Ave Staffing and in charge of business development and client management. She is also a major contributor in the planning and execution of recruiting strategies. In her college years, Nikki aspired to become an attorney, but unfortunately (or fortunately) was unable to complete law school. She still has an affinity to the legal profession which is very evident in her success as a legal recruiter and entrepreneur. Her passion for the legal profession inspires here innovative thinking and drives Ave Staffing and Ave Education to the forefront of legal recruiting firms.

Operations Manager, Business Consultant & Entrepreneur

Di~An Green

Di~An is the Operations Manager for Ave Staffing and Ave Education. Although he has more than a few years of recruiting experience, the majority of his background comes from many years of working with large international companies as a financial planning and business intelligence consultant. Di~An is in charge of business strategy and financial planning and infrastructure management including information technology.

Digital Marketing & Media Specialist

Rose Canales

With a BFA in Marketing & Management from SCAD and years of experience working alongside top companies in Atlanta, Rose is proud to be a part of the Marketing Team at Ave Staffing. Her unique blend of creative and analytical thinking has helped her excel in a variety of industries. With a specialty in digital marketing, Rose will help take your tech-savviness and branding to the next level.


We have a great team of qualified and experienced instructors each with a passion for teaching and sharing. Our team continues to grow allowing us to extend our course offerings to you. Meet some of them below:

Certified Paralegal & Estate Planning Specialist

Amy Clore

Amy K. Clore is an N.C. Certified Paralegal with nearly two decades of legal experience. She has worked with well-respected law firms in several areas of general practice and specialized in areas of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Personal Injury, and Domestic Law. She has the skills and knowledge of what it takes to be a great Paralegal and help the attorneys and firm be the best they can be. Amy is a graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Technologies, as well as a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. She is also a wife and a mother of an 8-year-old son, whom she adores.

Firm Administrator & Paralegal

Karen Googe

Karen Googe has more than 30 years of legal experience. Karen currently serves as the Firm Administrator for Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. She is a current member of the NC Bar Association and has served on the Ethics and CLE Committee of the Law Practice Management Section. She has been a member of the Association of Legal Administrators since 2002, serving as President from 2008-2010. Karen currently serves on the Board of Associates in Christian Counseling as the Banquet Committee Chair. Karen and her husband reside in Forsyth County and have three daughters. Karen has a passion for helping people and was drawn to the legal field to fulfill those dreams.

Paralegal, Adjunct Professor & MBA

Jean Sugg

Jean joins our team as an instructor with Ave Education. With her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Technology from Pitt Community College and her BS in Business Administration and MBA from ECU, Jean is fully qualified and ready, willing, and able to share her business acumen with students. In addition, Jean worked as a litigation paralegal for 10 years and then moved on to be the legal administrator for the same law firm for 24 years. She knows the ins and outs of a law firm and is excited to share her knowledge with those new to the legal industry as well as legal veterans wishing to sharpen their skills.

Certified Paralegal, Speaker & Entrepreneur

Bonnie Ruffin

Bonnie Ruffin has worked with plaintiff and defense attorneys since 1990. She has an Associate's degree in Paralegal Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She served on N.C. Board of Paralegal Association as Chairman of the Board and operated her own litigation company from 2003 to 2018.

Ave Education is a leading company focused on continued legal education for both attorneys and paralegals. Our all-star team of instructors have a passion for teaching - and know the inside and out the legal world. Explore our catalog full of legal and paralegal courses with CLE and CPE credits. Competitive pricing for professionals looking for paralegal credits and attorney credits. Also, enjoy free courses to enhance your skills with on-demand access. Get up to date with the latest skill sets for North Carolina and other state bar associations. 24/7 Customer Service available. Access Ave Education services today!