Monday, June 25, 2012

Is it a "Pink Collar Profession"? The Male Paralegal's Perspective

Is the paralegal profession a woman’s world?

Is the number of male paralegals on the rise in this female-dominated profession?

On this month’s episode of The Paralegal Voice,
Lynne DeVenny and I welcome two male paralegals -- one with extensive experience and the other newer to the profession -- to get the male perspective and their interesting insight on male paralegals in the profession today.

Carl H. Morrison II, PP, AACP is a Senior Certified Paralegal with
Rhodes, Hieronymus, Jones, Tucker & Gable, in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he specializes in insurance defense, medical products, medical malpractice, vaccine litigation, asbestos litigation, products liability and dram shop liability.  He has a degree in Biological Sciences (Pre-Med) and is a NALS Certified Professional Paralegal (PP), as well as an American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP).
Zachary W. Brewer, CP is a paralegal with Hall Estill, one of the larger firms in Oklahoma. He specializes in medical malpractice and has expanded into other areas, including banking, transactional, divorce and nursing home litigation. Zach has an interesting educational background with an AA in History from Tulsa Community College (TCC) and a BA in History from the University of Tulsa. He received his teaching certification in secondary education from Northeastern State University and he graduated from the paralegal studies program at TCC. He also earned his Certified Paralegal credential from NALA.
Carl and Zach discussed:
  • What they do in their paralegal jobs.
  • What drew them to the paralegal profession.
  • Is there an increase in men enrolling in paralegal programs?
  • How they found their first jobs.
  • Does a “glass elevator” exist, allowing male paralegals to advance faster than females
  • Challenges male paralegals face.
  • Their advice for men considering the paralegal profession.
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