Sooner or later you are going to need help on a project!  You will need help locating a form, or a file, or information.  You will need help meeting a critical deadline.  You will need assistance from an attorney assigned to a different paralegal.

For all these reasons, your people skills are extremely important!  Invest your time by building relationships.  Avoid office gossip sessions.  Instead, view each member of your office as an important member of your legal team.  That includes attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and all support staff.  Everyone brings different experience to the team.

Observe the practices and workflow patterns of experienced paralegals in the firm.  Eventually you will need help on a project in order to meet a critical deadline.  You will need a form.  You will need to locate an older case file which is similar to the new case which your attorney has accepted.  Build your available resources by building relationships with your team.

It’s a two-way street.  They can help you.  In return, you can help them by giving something back.

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