Tag Archives: Paralegal

A Sad Story With No Commentary

This is a sad story about a friend of mine.  I relate it to you with no commentary of my own.

After getting her BA, she floundered around in the wide-open marketplace.  After a couple of years of lackluster jobs, she decided she wanted to be a paralegal.  After researching programs, she decided that she wanted a master’s degree.  After enrolling at a well-known college, she started her program where many of her classes were actually at the law school.  She was doing the same classwork as future attorneys in those classes.  She graduated at the top of her class and was hired on at a mid-sized firm. Continue reading

Hey, Paralegals: This is Just for You

Many of my posts are written for paralegals and attorneys – I think. This one is just for you, Paralegals.

In fact, this post is more of a solicitation for your input.  Here’s my question: What do you wish other paralegals knew?

I’ve written posts on what paralegals wish attorneys knew and vice versa. Now I want to know what you, Paralegals, want other paralegals to know.

This is my list:

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Lawyers, Utilize Your Tools – Your Paralegals

For all attorneys, whether you bill by the hour or are strictly contingent, the adage “time is money” is absolutely true.  It takes time to effectively do our jobs, and we are constantly looking for ways to make our daily processes more efficient.  Efficiency is of utmost importance.

In my experience, attorneys do not utilize all the tools out there to make their jobs easier.  I will be working on a series of posts about becoming more efficient workers starting with a discussion about  your greatest tool – your paralegal. Continue reading