Paralegal Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Paralegal?

June 2015
"Stress Level."
Paralegal:
Pros: Small office, client interaction.
Cons: Inconsistency in procedure.
July 2015
Paralegal:
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.
July 2015
"It is not fulfilling."
Paralegal:
Be sure this is what I want to do. It is difficult to work for some attorneys.
August 2015
"Life at the Office."
Paralegal:
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."
August 2015
"Perks."
Paralegal:
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.
September 2015
"Paralegal - not a secretary."
Paralegal:
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.
October 2015
"Dealing with social security documents and employees."
Paralegal:
Document all information and contact with social security employees and clients.
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