The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Job Title: Freelance Litigation Paralegal
Employer: Drescher ProParalegal (Self-employed), Sonoma, CA
Years of Paralegal Experience: 20+
Specialty Areas: I’ve worked in most areas of litigation at one time or another, with recent emphases in complex litigation, intellectual property, and securities.
Career Highlight: Starting my own freelance business has to come first. In addition, I’ve had several opportunities to facilitate training seminars and assist in presenting MCLEs, primarily in discovery matters. I really enjoy teaching and mentoring others in the profession.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Never stop learning!
What made you decide to go out on your own as a freelance paralegal?
Do you have any suggestions for other paralegals thinking about freelancing?
What do you like best about being a freelance paralegal – and least?
Favorite Internet Resource: The sites I use most are Google, Google Reader for my RSS feeds, and Twitter, for all the useful information people share on it. I also do a lot of research on FindLaw and PLoL.
Do you use social media resources, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or blogs, for career and/or case development?
I have a LinkedIn profile, a Twitter account, and I write a blog about my experiences as a new business owner. I’m really enjoying the professional connections I am making through each of those channels. I have a Facebook account as well, but use that for family and close friends, rather than business.
Fun Fact: I have a passion for all things wine and food related. I write another blog related to cooking, wine and entertaining. (http://sonomasip.blogspot.com/) I’m hoping to develop these interests into another small business in the near future.
Favorite Quote: Rather than a quote, it’s a Seth Godin blog post called You Matter: I hung it on my office wall, and read it almost every day.