What made you pursue a career as a paralegal?
I strive to succeed and be the best version of myself – both personally and professionally. Attaining my paralegal qualification allowed me to take on more responsibility, more opportunity to have direct contact with clients, and increase my support to clients and colleagues.
Why did you decide to join the committee?
I have an active interest in the paralegal/accredited paralegal role. I wanted the opportunity to represent in-house paralegals and make a difference.
What are the main issues that you think the committee has to address at the moment?
There is a lack of cross-qualification opportunities and the ability to transfer technical and practical skills to and from other areas.
What’s your top tip for accredited paralegals?
Always keep your finger on the pulse, not only in your practice area, but the legal sector in general. Believe in yourself and your value!
If you could change only one thing for accredited paralegals, what would it be?
I would like there to be more visibility of the role of paralegals/accredited paralegals and the value they can add to businesses.
In this issue
- Claiming under the advance payment scheme
- Time for a written constitution
- New form F9: worth the wait?
- Wedded to a matrimonial property regime
- Brexit divorce set to increase UK's “skype families”
- Corporate personality: Justice v Doctrine
- Reading for pleasure
- The Law Society of Scotland Expert Witness Index 2019
- Opinion: Judith Robertson
- Book reviews
- Profile: Michael Clancy
- President's column
- Is your legal data being held to ransom?
- People on the move
- Sign up – log in – action!
- Frozen out?
- Taxing times for litigators
- DNA analysis: when research just isn’t enough
- Brexit focus: EU citizen settlement remedies
- Why employers should report on wellbeing
- 3% – and then what?
- 1,000 days of mediation
- Barred from acting
- To name or not to name?
- Enter the “What I Think”
- Fixed penalties and fair trials
- Auto-enrolment: keeping employers on their toes
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- Vulnerable accused: a need for knowledge
- Burdens and who can enforce them
- Convener’s final bow
- Public policy highlights
- TCSP review update
- Westminster: answering the call
- Accredited paralegal practice area highlight: family law
- Accredited Paralegal Committee profile
- Nyona named star paralegal
- Ask Ash
- Moving nightmares part 2
- Complaints: seeking consistent practice
- Morally bankrupt?
- For the elderly: how SFE works
- Standing up to challenge