The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
If You’re a First Year Associate Yelling at the Paralegals
You know I’ve been a little fixated on ABC’s new legal dramedy “The Deep End,” mainly because of the portrayal of Katie the paralegal as cute, um, “easy” – and generally clueless.
(By “fixated” I don’t mean enough to actually watch it…)
So I was very happy to see first year associate Jessica Hall Janicek’s response to Texas Lawyer’s question, “What was the most unrealistic part of the show?”
All of it? No, let’s see — probably the fact that all of the first-years seemed completely on their own the entire time without any mentors and no one helping them. Is there a book called “Everything You Need to Know That Law School Doesn’t Teach You So You Can Seem Really Smart at Your First Law Job”? Because I think they all read it, and I want to read it. And the first-years yelling at the paralegals? Uh, no.
Thank you, Jessica.
Hey, there’s a rumor circulating that in this week’s episode she gets transferred from the show’s Los Angeles offices – to Montana.
Poor clueless Katie the paralegal.