Q: What is it like working as a Paralegal?
Paralegal in San Francisco:
"I love my job."
Pros: I work for two wonderful people. We mostly deal with divorce which can be one of the worst times in a person life and my personal goal is to try to make it less so. Both of my bosses try to find a way for couples to work together rather than have to go to court and we all try to find ways to reduce costs and help... I just don't know a lot of law firms who have that mind set, mind you I am new to the field and only know so much.
Cons: That is complicated and has more to do with an individual than the work I do. Sometimes deadlines come up fast and last minute work has to be done but once it is a done it's a huge relief.
Paralegal in Birmingham:
Pros: The small atmosphere and the people that I work with. I enjoy being as busy as well. I don't feel as though I am pressured or stressed by my boss.
Cons: The lack of structural organization. A lack of incentive.
Paralegal in Fresno:
"Life at the Office."
Pros: The attorney and his wife are easy going people. I enjoy a position of trust. They depend on me.
Cons: Things are often put off until the last minute. Then, everything is "urgent."
Paralegal in Warwick:
Pros: I like that we get to defend people against frivolous lawsuits.
Cons: My boss lacks comprehension of modern technology. Dealing with other law firms that cancel everything all the time.
Paralegal in Monterey:
Pros: Small office, client interaction.
Cons: Inconsistency in procedure.
Paralegal in Jacksonville:
"Real World Experience."
Pros: I enjoyed applying the principles learned to real life applications. The work helped me to apply experience to the topics discussed in class to real applications for the result of a working knowledge on the issue.
Cons: The least positive aspect is the high stress and high volume of tasks to complete. The firm consistently is understaffed to maximize profits.
Paralegal in Tucson:
"Corporate, high stress level, heavy work load."
Pros: Flexible hours, boss is good.
Cons: High stress.