The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
It occurred to me that I work in a law firm, and have never taken a single picture with the obligatory law books background.
Jeez, why not?
Maybe ’cause nobody actually uses books to look up case law and statutes anymore? (Or at least anybody with a smart phone or computer access…)
This is one reason those get-a-paralegal-degree commercials and advertisements featuring a hot young legal staffer studiously looking over her law man’s shoulder while he consults a heavy legal tome make me giggle and roll my eyes. (See also one of my fave old posts, “Get Your Legal Maid Degree from Food Court University“.)
|Dress (Loft Outlet sale); Derek Heart cardi (Rue 21); Mossimo Supply Ona Ballet Flats (Target); Extra long strand freshwater pearls (Steinmart $12.99 a couple of years ago); Faux pearl and chain necklace (Sears a couple of years ago).|
We have quite a few gorgeous books on display that haven’t been opened in years. Many, many years. But they make great backgrounds for LinkedIn head shots.
|If I’d seen me standing like this, I would have told me not to…|
|Nope. Not in the modern law firm. (Dang, that thing is way heavier than my phone.)|
|Now paralegals have to know how to use the big screen TV and its accessories.|
|A color boost so you can see the ring from Charming Charlies.|
Yes, I’m kind of old to be shopping in places like Rue 21. But I have two 15-year old girls living at my house, and I’m the one with the car keys and a job. Occasionally, I’m surprised to find something at stores geared toward teenagers that I can actually work into my career wardrobe, like this bright coral cardigan.
Have you ever found yourself buying career clothing or accessories at a retail store you normally wouldn’t frequent?