Q: What is it like working as a Paralegal?
Pros: Small office, client interaction.
Cons: Inconsistency in procedure.
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.
"It is not fulfilling."
Be sure this is what I want to do. It is difficult to work for some attorneys.
"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."
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 - 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.
"Dealing with social security documents and employees."
Document all information and contact with social security employees and clients.