Paralegal Horsing Around – Loses Race

I’ve often commented that the paralegal profession can benefit from the term “paralegal” being applied to persons in fields other than law. Paralegal characters in movies, TV shows, and books can reinforce in the public mind the concept of paralegals as a separate profession, even when the characterization of those paralegals is fanciful or inaccurate. Of course inaccurate portrayals can lead to additional problems for paralegals as clients who buy into those characterizations arrive at the office with misconceptions that the paralegal must then overcome before establishing a viable relationship with the clients.

Today, however, I ran across an instance of this phenomenon that is of uncertain impact. Rather than attempt any great insight, I’ll just give you some of the facts and let you decide:

JASON Holder believes firmly in capitalizing on your opportunities. That philosophy has won him many races and it was most evident at Corbould Park yesterday. Holder picked up a late ride in the Calty Constructions Handicap upon Tetra after its original jockey Ken Pope was unavailable earlier in the morning. Holder jumped at the chance to ride the Toowoomba-trained, five-year-old gelding and it proved fruitful as he cruised to a win in the 1400-metre race.

The Harry Richardson-trained Tetra ($8) survived late charges from Paralegal ($4.60) and Mystic Vibe ($5) to take out the Class 6 gallop.

A separate point may be that many paralegals feel that racehorses are treated better by their owners and trainers than they are by their attorneys.

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