How to Go From Law Firm Receptionist to Director of Legal Support Professionals
In this guest episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann Pearson has a very special guest and this episode is going to inspire you, whether you’re a new paralegal, struggling to break into the field or an experienced paralegal who thinks there’s no such thing as a career ladder for a paralegal.
Kim Barrett is the Director of Paralegals and Legal Professionals at a Global Law Firm and her story is important for you to hear. Kim started her paralegal career as a part-time night receptionist at a law firm. She shares her amazing journey and career with us along with some great career advice for paralegals.
Your Actionable Strategy
In all of our podcast episodes, we try to give paralegals an actionable strategy that they can take away from the show because we know your time is valuable.
In this podcast episode, Kim Barrett suggested that paralegals connect with their colleagues. Join your paralegal organization. Speak to colleagues at other firms. Ask questions and don’t take No, for an answer. Keep moving forward. Remember: “If you don’t ask the answer will always be No”
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