I recently returned to the topic of men in the paralegal profession, noting the first male graduate of a particular paralegal education program. So I am particularly pleased to see that in this month’s The Paralegal Voice Vicki and Lynne “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.” Here’s more info from Vicki Voisin’ The Paralegal Mentor website:
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.
For information on how to contact Carl and Zach, and for Vicki & Lynne’s monthly practice tip and social media tip, be sure to listen to this episode. It’s easy…and it’s free! Just click on the following links:
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The Paralegal Voice also thanks its sponsor: NALA…The Association of Paralegals and Legal Assistants.