ah, the life of a 21st century freelance paralegal …

June 12, 2013

Scenario the First:

I ‘done told’ my attorney client that he needed to update his forms or his next filing would be cited for deficiencies. There is only so much I can do when I am presented with a ‘finished’ product and told to ‘file immediately – time is of the essence!’ Now, 3 days later, the court has threatened dismissal for failure to use the current forms … duh!!

Scenario the Second:

Attorney client sends new work request … as a reply to an email from 3 months ago about our ‘Spring Schedule’. Srsly?!? The subject line read “Re: StarrParalegals Spring Schedule”, so naturally I figured, ‘ooh, goody, new project!’ NOT! It’s a good thing that I skim the content of my emails before filing/deleting them.

Scenario the Third:

Caller:    Uhhh, yes ma’am (ouch!) I need to ask you a quick question..
Me:         Sir, are you an attorney?
Caller:    Well, uh, no, but I just wanted to ask..
Me:         Sir, I am a paralegal (says so everywhere!) and I am not permitted to answer any question that might constitute giving legal advice.
Caller:    Um, well then, who should I call?
Me:         A lawyer.

<sigh>

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