Being a paralegal isn’t easy. It’s certainly not easy if you’re a paralegal student or new to the profession. Sure, certain concepts get easier to understand. Certain documents become easier to draft. Yet, there are challenging times for paralegals throughout their entire career. Make sure that regardless of whether you’re considering a paralegal studies program, a current paralegal studies student, a new paralegal, or well established in your paralegal career that you avoid these 10 mistakes.
Whether you’re dreaming of working as a paralegal for a solo practitioner or looking to work with a megafirm, all paralegals have one thing in common. It doesn’t matter if your work focuses on personal injury, insurance defense, family law, estates, real estate, contracts, criminal defense, or any other area of law (maritime or arbitration, anyone?).