By: Kylie Clayton
Do you ever sit back and think to yourself, “I would have done this so differently, if I just would have known _______?
That was my first thought when I was asked to present to a college paralegal course. What better way to educate the next group of paralegals than to tell them what I wish I would have known. When I reached out to an online group of paralegals, the responses were very quick and on point.
In no particular order, the top 20 things I wish I would have known are:
All in all, when it comes to a new paralegal the most important thing is to know that you are not alone, and we have all been there. There are now so many great resources and mentors ready and willing to assist in all aspects. We have been in your shoes and are excited to help bring up the newest group of paralegals into the ever-growing profession.
About the Author:
Kylie Clayton has worked in finance and debt resolution for over 15 years. As the paralegal at Patino Law Office, Kylie supports clients in all types of debt resolution cases from Chapter 13 plans for individuals to complex agricultural and business workouts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and completed her paralegal certification through the College of St. Mary.