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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Career thoughts

Thinking about where law and technology are now, and putting together a loosely knit idea.

If I was starting over, or had the energy of an 18 to 30 year old, instead of just sitting around being a legal secretary and/or paralegal all these years, this is what I would seriously consider doing:

  1. Get a college degree in some sort of legal studies program, or, a legal assistant or paralegal certificate;
  2. Load up on software and hardware knowledge;
  3. Get a part-time job as paralegal (to gain experience and pick up a steady paycheck); and
  4. Start a courtroom consulting business aimed at assisting litigators with pretrial and trial presentation with an emphasis on technology.

Like I said, this is just a loosely knit idea. The type of consulting business I'm thinking of would probably be better suited to a litigation bar the size of the one in Central Illinois, as opposed to a major metropolitan area. After talking to several people around the courthouse recently, I think there would be a decent market for something like this around here.

Posted by Marie at June 7, 2007 11:25 PM


You are still a young thing. Do it now.

Posted by: Don Ray at June 8, 2007 8:43 AM

Thanks for the good thought. But, I am ready to wind down, not up.

Posted by: Marie at June 8, 2007 4:29 PM