Another Paralegal Honored by Military
As long as we are on the topic of the military honoring paralegals, (why don’t more private firms do this?):
Master Sgt. Elena Lund, 94th Airlift Wing legal office superintendent, recently received the Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding Air Reserve Component Paralegal of the Year Award for 2011, also known as the David Westbrook Award. Lund was also presented a commander’s coin for her accomplishments.
The full story is not long, but it does emphasize the expectations for paralegals:
“It is pertinent that paralegals do what is asked of them,” said Lund. “It’s not necessarily expected that you go above and beyond, but it is certainly appreciated. You have to define your level of dedication to the corps by surpassing the standard.”
Although I do discuss with my students the reality that paralegals are expected to go above and beyond. Simply doing what is asked of you is seldom an option for any legal professional.