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Bar Bulletin

Do You Know the Value of Your Paralegal?

December 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Aaron D. Paker

I was a paralegal for about two-and-a-half years before applying for law school. During that time, including my paralegal internships, I worked with at least 20 different attorneys (most were not very memorable so it is hard to count them all). Of those attorneys, four treated me with dignity and respect and two seemed genuinely to welcome my opinion on things that fell within my area of expertise. 

The more common scenario was that I was a piece of office equipment that spit out documents upon request, or a child who was better seen but not heard. At least two attorneys,...

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