The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Are you seriously considering law school? Try working in a law office first.
“I sure wish I had been a paralegal before I signed my life away for law school. Then I’d know how much I hated the legal environment.” ~ Anonymous comment during Carolyn Hax’s June 12, 2009 online live advice chat. (Washington Post)
I’m a bit disappointed to see that Ms. Hax is not on Twitter.
A group of Florida paralegals have found a way to lower their lunch expenses, and enjoy some delicious home-cooked meals.
On other lunch options, from Adrienne Shaffer, a paralegal at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in West Palm Beach. At the law firm, four paralegals, including Shaffer, enjoy their chips and chocolate, but they also found a better way to combat stress and save money. Rather than eating out, they alternate cooking and bring food to share. It’s an easy way for anyone to save money.
Rather than spending $50 a week, they spend $50 a month. On the menu: maybe chicken pot pie or sloppy Joes or meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
Yes, Shaffer says, “It’s comfort food.”
I’d like to have lunch with Adrienne and her co-workers!
A former paralegal says that his layoff was a blessing that forced him to pursue his dreams of travel and a writing career.
“I still don’t know the answer to that. A short time after my return, amid rumors of a looming recession, the law firm would lay me off. I would mope for a while about losing my paid vacation and my health insurance, but in the end, I would find that I had gotten exactly what I’d been waiting for: a situation so desperate it would warrant measures as ill-advised as hitchhiking the length of Baja California or launching a career in travel writing.” ~ Author Johnathan Levin turned a law firm layoff into a new career in travel-writing. (Philadelphia Inquirer)