The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Employer: Ruffin Consulting, Inc., Wilson, NC
Years of Paralegal Experience: 20
Specialty Areas: Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation
Career Highlight: Working as a senior litigation paralegal for a large law firm in downtown Dallas, Texas
Paralegal Practice Tip: Learning to manage deadlines is essential!
As a successful business owner, what advice do you have for paralegals interested in starting their own businesses providing legal support services?
Set clear goals as to what type of service(s) you want to provide and then research and investigate to ensure there is a market for what you are offering. Additionally, be sure you have a source of income while building your business as it does not happen overnight.
Favorite Internet Resource: http://www.cnbc.com/
Favorite Legal Software: LexisNexis people search for locating witnesses. Once you have learned how to utilize this tool you can locate almost anyone or their parents.
Fun Fact: I love gardening. My greenhouse is a wonderful addition to my backyard for preparing plants for my garden.
Do you Twitter? Not very often.
Favorite Quote: “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.