The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Today I accompanied my supervising attorney to a Social Security disability hearing. I did a lot of the pre-hearing work, including writing the brief for the Administrative Law Judge. We were ready to make our case, but the hearing itself was short.
Short is a good sign in most Social Security disability hearings. These are the best days in a litigation paralegal’s life, when you get to see a deserving client have a successful day in court.
Even though there’s no jury, and very few people in the actual hearing, other than the ALJ, the court reporter, your client, and yourself, attorneys and paralegals still need to take a conservative approach when appearing before the Social Security Administration. A multi-purpose blazer over a skirt, slacks, or dress is a less expensive option than investing in suits.
Still, I would love to own a pretty pants suit in a color other than black, grey, beige, or that ubiquitous legal professional color…pin-stripe.
Do you have a favorite blazer or jacket that goes with everything?