The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
With today’s economy creating extra challenges for paralegal job seekers (and everyone else), I like to keep the related job titles in my post “What Else Can You Do With a Paralegal Degree?” updated. I remind students and job seekers to keep an eye on the state and federal court systems for openings, so I was pleased to see the Sumter Item’s well-done feature, “Tina Christmas – S.C. Judicial Department assistant.”
A 2003 graduate of Central Carolina Technical College’s ABA-approved paralegal program, Christmas is an administrative assistant for Honorable Jeffrey Young. In the profile, Christmas answers questions about her job with the court system:
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I like the action in the courtroom — kind of watching justice come full circle.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT THE LEGAL SYSTEM?
Basically, everybody has the wrong concept because of too much television. Everybody believes that they know their rights, when really and truly a lot of us don’t really know our rights until we have a situation when we’re in that courtroom facing that judge and that’s when we find out what our rights really are.
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT ASPECT OF WHAT YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS?
I guess it would mostly be in Family Court, seeing children that were abused. What spouses do to hurt each other — the family part of it ripped apart. The emotional stress of Family Court was probably the hardest thing.
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