“Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?”

Surely not paralegals! People who work with lawyers every day?

"Living in fear is living a life of mediocrity. Your fear may be of going back to school, networking with other professionals, job security or competency at work. Perhaps it is the fear of taking your career to the next level, as a paralegal student or a working professional. Whatever your fear may be, ask yourself if this fear is precluding you from achieving some of your goals in life or at work and paralyzing you to the point of stagnation. Are you afraid of the big, bad ‘wolf’?

"Goal setting and achievement is something that not only translates into our personal lives, but our professional lives as well. As a paralegal, sometimes falling under the radar [PDF] at work is a reality. But as paralegals we all share a common bond. We are a crucial part of the team. Often times it is our responsibility to get the job done and to get it done right, the first time through. To achieve such an encompassing goal, we may have to call upon and rely on others in the field with more expertise than ourselves."

Author Kristine M. Custodio is a Certified Paralegal, the School Liaison Committee chair for the San Diego Paralegal Association, & a paralegal for Butterfield Schechter LLP.