The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Were all those hours of paralegal training in order to provide substantive assistance to an attorney for naught?
We might think so if we read one Manhattan law firm’s advertisement for a legal assistant/paralegal.
We understand that whoever’s closest to the telephone in a small firm has to answer it, as well as deal with the public (including that cute FedEx guy), but did we miss the class on “stationary replenishment”?
Wait. Are we responsible for toilet paper replenishment, too?
(Can we even afford to live in New York City on $30,000 per year?)
According to this attorney-paralegal exchange posted by Legal Antics, we appear to have a bright future focused on paper.
But As a Paralegal? No.
Lawyer: Ben*, if I e-mail you something, can you figure out how to print it on legal-size paper?
Paralegal: Ummm, sure. [Later brings back printed text.]
Lawyer: Oh, great! You know, you have a future as a printer!
Ugh. I hate paper.