It appears I maybe stranded in Boston’s Logan airport by snow for New Year’s Eve. Other than that, it has been a very good year. This blog has been a great experience, not only because it gives me a platform thus lessening the need for my family to listen to me go on and on about paralegal professionalism, but because it resulted in me exploring other blogs by or for paralegals, and getting to know the many wonderful people who share my concern regarding issues facing the paralegal profession (although not always my solutions to those concerns!) In addition, I’ve been thrilled by the many emails and some LinkedIn and Facebook requests from practicing paralegal professionals from around the country. So, I’m ending the year with a shout-out to all of you, and particularly Chere Estrin of KNOW Magazine, Lynne Devenney at Practical Paralegalism, Vicki The Paralegal Mentor, and Melissa H. at Paralegalese.
There were certainly many high points to the year – research in London and Paris courtesy of the OleMiss School of Applied Sciences Summer Research Grant program (with help on contacts from the folks at NFPA), publication of my first book by the folks at Carolina Academic Press (special thanks to Beth Hall), and it has been great working with all the people at AAfPE (I’m looking forward to the revival of the scholarly journal) as co-chair of the Scholarly Journal Committee and as a participant/presenter at the Southeast Regional and National Conferences.
But most of all my main gig at OleMiss continues to be great – gratifying and satisfying. I could not have a better group of colleagues and students. This year has also brought some new friends in the Oxford community.
Thanks and best wishes to all for 2010!