Wednesday, April 7, 2010

There's a New Paralegal Blog on the Block!

One of the most gratifying aspects of being The Paralegal Mentor is getting acquainted with paralegals from all parts of the country...and then hopefully inspiring them to reach their full potential.

So, of course, I'm so proud of what Billie Lord York has done. Billie listened...really the March Paralegal Mentor Matermind Call where I discussed the details of a successful virtual business with Tina Hilton of Clerical Advantage Virtual Assistance Services. Both Tina and I advocated the importance of having a blog.

Billie took our advice and started a blog that you can access at It's very well done and has all the components she needs, including the disclaimer that she does not offer legal advice.

My message to paralegals is to take risks and seize opportunities. Billie's first blog entry is titled "My First Litigation Experience". It's about the risk she took at the age of 21. Here's a sample:

"No matter the task, no matter the circumstance, the first time you do anything important in your life makes most of us a nervous wreck. At the ripe age of 21 years I assisted with my first trial. I had only been working for the firm for a few months when I was asked to assist on this trial. I hardly knew the attorney I was traveling with and would be assisting the next few months. The location was Pascagoula, Mississippi-five hours from the comforts of home- and the trial was not just any run-of-the-mill trial. It was The Trial of the Century for many litigators in the country. It was the Attorney General Mike Moore versus “Big Tobacco.” My firm represented one of the tobacco companies named in the suit. To say that I was intimidated would be putting it lightly."

Follow this link to read 'the rest of the story''s a good one. Welcome to the Blogosphere, Billie!

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