Law.com posts Christine M. Flynn’s list of Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Paralegals. Christine is a defense litigation paralegal at Swartz Campbell with more than 20 years of experience in the field and President of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals as well as chair of the litigation committee. I’ve re-posted the items from the list here. Check out the article for the reasoning behind her suggestions. Do you have anything you’d add or change?
1. Get a checkup.
2. Join a professional association.
3. Learn something new.
4. Take the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam and obtain your PACE RP credential.
5. Join your local bar association. Some paralegals will read this and ask why. Well, there are numerous reasons.
6. Participate in pro bono/community service.
7. Mentor, mentor, mentor.
8. Manage stress.
9. Use GoodSearch.
10. Identify a weakness.
Christine ends with this reminder:
As we turn the page from 2011 to 2012, we should keep in mind the words of the poet Edith Lovejoy Pierce, who said: “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called ‘Opportunity’ and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
So take a few moments today to seize the opportunities to enhance your professional status in 2012. Best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy new year.