The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Employer: E. Stewart Jones PLLC, Troy, New York (http://www.esjlaw.com/)
Years of Legal Experience: More than 25 – I stopped counting when I hit the quarter century mark!
Specialty Areas: Plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice
Career Highlight: Several years ago I had the opportunity to assist at trial as second chair and run the PowerPoint exhibit presentation which I had also prepared. This was my first opportunity to actually sit at the attorney’s table, and it was great to be able to participate in the trial and see a case through to verdict.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Write it down (but not necessarily on paper). When attorneys give oral assignments, I make a note right away so the task is clearly defined (and not forgotten). I keep to do lists and a work done list. I make notes on our case management program to document phone calls, etc.
Favorite Internet Resource: Google – my first search program for whatever I am looking for.
Favorite Legal or Business Software: I don’t really have a favorite software but my office just switched to the new WestlawNext program, and I have heard good things about it. I am looking forward to trying it out.
Do you use social media resources, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or blogs for professional purposes?
I am on Facebook and LinkedIn . I also subscribe to various e-newsletters and listserves in an effort to keep on top of the latest issues affecting the paralegal profession.
Fun Fact: I love to travel and hope one day to be able to go on a photo safari in the Serengeti.
Professional Link: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tracey-young-rp/6/812/967
I very much appreciate Tracey’s willingness to provide this profile, as well as her participation in a recent episode of The Paralegal Voice, “Regulation of the Paralegal Profession – NFPA Says “Yes”. I hope when she goes on that photo safari, she’ll remember that Practical Paralegalism really loves sharing cool pictures taken by paralegals!