The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
With so much bad news about layoffs and hiring freezes, including in the legal sector, it’s a real pleasure to read Baltimore Magazine’s article “Best Places to Work 2010,” especially paralegal Mary Cierkowski’s story about how her employer, Medstar Health, helped her move up the corporate ladder.
Eight years after joining the company, Cierkowski became a student, using MedStar’s tuition reimbursement program to pay for studies toward an AA degree, and later earned paralegal certification. “I couldn’t have done it if it weren’t for them,” says Cierkowski, who is now a legal department manager. She says the work she does today is “something I never dreamed I’d ever be capable of doing 20 years ago.”
In addition to educational assistance, it looks like this company has some killer health insurance benefits, a key benefit to take into consideration when paralegals are evaluating job offers.