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The plight of the paralegal explained through memes

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She dreamed of para para … paralegaldise?

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Paralegals are always on demand…

For hard tasks

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For unpleasant tasks

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For awkward tasks

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For inconvenient tasks

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For tasks that make all your legal qualifications look very silly indeed

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Given their enormous value to the smooth-running of law firms, you would assume, then, that paralegals would be treated with a deity-like reverence — or, at the very least, afforded a level of respect. Well assume again. Instead paralegals are used — in addition to all the above — as lightning rods to insulate trainees and lawyers from blame…

For lateness

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For overcharging clients

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For financial profligacy

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Still, at least paralegals bring other people together

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Perhaps this isn’t the most opportune moment to promote the paralegal positions on our sister site, Legal Cheek Jobs. But many of them are at the nation’s top law firms, feature only the most nominal levels of the above humiliations and, in some cases, even lead to training contracts.

3 Comments

Clapham Omnibus Fare Dodger

Yes, the word Paralegal itself (or Para-anything) has aquired such a derogatory and negative flavour that I hope the Intl Olympic and Paralympic Committee steps in to restrain its use under the Olympic Symbol (Protection) Act 1995.

How about calling them Part-Qualified as they say in the accounting profession?

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Tom

Harsh, but funny. Ok, very funny.

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Chere

Ahhhhhh…..com’on guys……….

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