Paralegal Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Paralegal in Atlanta:
"Learn."
Learn all you can whether it's in your job description or not. Go the extra mile.

Paralegal in Cincinnati:
"How can I help you."
Take on all challenges - have a "how can I help you" attitude.

Paralegal in Spartanburg:
"Dealing with social security documents and employees."
Document all information and contact with social security employees and clients.

Paralegal in Indianapolis:
"Paralegal - not a secretary."
Make sure you are doing the work of a Paralegal, not a secretary or an assistant. If you aren't given Paralegal work, find a new job. Ask for the work don't wait for it to be given to you.

Paralegal in Fort Lauderdale:
"It is not fulfilling."
Be sure this is what I want to do. It is difficult to work for some attorneys.

Paralegal in New London:
"Organized and detail oriented."
Make sure you are organized and detail oriented and ask questions if you are not sure what is to be done. Don't just wing it. Very important to be accurate in what you say, do and file with the court.

Paralegal in White Plains:
"I wish I knew that there would be no chance for advancement."
Access the office dynamics and continue to educate yourself about other job opportunities that may work for you.