Based on 182 responses, the job of Corporate Paralegal has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.28 out of 5. On average, Corporate Paralegals are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Corporate Paralegal?
Corporate Paralegal in San Francisco:
Pros: It's challenging and I am constantly learning. I've been lucky to work with friendly caring lawyers despite receiving caveats in Paralegal school. It is a really rewarding career, however makes me wonder if I should go to law school.
Cons: When you work for multiple attorneys there is no uniformity. Often I have to curtail to the attorney's particular preference.
"I’ve been with the same company 33 yrs."
Corporate Paralegal in Grand Rapids:
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Not ina great area of GR
"Adaptability and Re-Prioritizing are Key."
Be patient. Learn the different habits and traits of the lawyers you support especially the corporate lawyers as well as their assistants. Be able to switch tasks and gears on a moment's notice and be prepared to follow-up often in order to finalize tasks. Be proactive and try to fix any past errors spotted however trivial they may seem as they could lend to bigger problems down the line. Maintain a positive attitude and outlook and make time for colleague questions.
Try to find out how much of your work will consist of non-law or legal duties such as human resources and general office administration (answering phones, making photocopies, distributing mail). Try to determine if you will areas of independent, specialized responsibility, or if your duties will primarily be that of "assistant."
"Disconnected and disillusioned."
Pros: The values in theory are great but not put into practice and they have amazing potential.
Cons: The leadership was disconnected and ignorant at best. Once a complaint was filed by a employee that employee would find themselves fired.
"The More I Know The Better I Can Be."
Never settle or get comfortable; keep learning and adding new skills to your skill set.
Corporate Paralegal in Salt Lake City:
Cons: Downtown traffic