Episode 83: Paralegal Inspiration! An Interview With Amy Elder

In this guest episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann Pearson talks with Amy Elder, a paralegal who started her career as a file opener and scheduler, but had a goal to become a paralegal and made it happen. 

Amy is now a worker’s comp paralegal for a mid-size law firm in Atlanta and credits much of her success in her paralegal career to the encouragement of her superiors.

In the show, Ann and Amy discuss some key insights that Amy shares with paralegals, including:

  • Why asking questions is important in developing your skillset further
  • The importance of having a support system to challenge you and push you to pursue your dream
  • Developing confidence in the role

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Your Actionable Strategy

  1. Be honest with your bosses about your goals and where you want to be.
  2. Show your commitment to your goals and willingness to put in the work to get there.
  3. Always show your attorneys that you want to learn more.
  4. Keep putting in the work, being a paralegal isn’t easy, but stick with it if you enjoy the work and want to see yourself have a rewarding career.

Photo of Amy Elder a file opener and scheduler that becomes a paralegal, for an interview to inspire intending paralegals.

Meet our Podcast Guest

Amy Elder is a paralegal at Goodman McGuffey on the workers’ compensation team

I am from the Boston, MA area. I went to college in RI before moving down to GA to start my career.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends, activities outside, and road trips to the beach.

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