Nicole C. Baldwin, Esq. teaches Civil Litigation I and II for UC San Diego Extension’s Paralegal Certificate Program. Nicole is a 2003 graduate of Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). She obtained a B.A. in Communication/Journalism and a B.S. in Sociology, while also: (1) studying abroad in Croatia, Switzerland, and Italy; (2) interning at NBC News; (3) conducting survey research; (4) hosting a college radio news program; (5) writing for the school paper; (6) participating in snowboarding and journalism organizations; and (7) substitute teaching at local elementary schools.
Nicole then went on to receive her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2006. During her time in law school, she: (1) interned for the Navy JAG’s trial office in Japan; (2) studied abroad in Barcelona; (3) worked for a consumer protection law firm; (4) volunteered as a law school ambassador; and (5) conducted legal research for a law professor.
After a decade of corporate defense litigation, Nicole founded the law firm of ncb law, apc in 2017. Nicole continues to represent employers in court, and also emphasizes the importance of prevention and training, to minimize litigation risks. To this end, Nicole became a board member of SDHR Roundtable (now HR Café), which provides continuing education credits to the HR community in San Diego. In 2019, she transitioned into her new role as HR Café’s owner and President.
Nicole’s vision is to bring wellness to the workplace. She enjoys organizing HR Café events that encourage out of the box thinking, about topics such as mindful leadership, self-care, and how these ideas can be incorporated into a company’s culture.