A recent post over on Paralegal Hell has me thinking about why I am doing this. It started as simply a way to vent, and I'm hoping to turn it into something that is equal parts venting, lesson teaching and experience-sharing.
There are plenty of blogs out there directed at helping paralegals on a professional basis. They mostly do a good job, and certainly have their place. Practical Paralegalism and The Empowered Paralegal are prominent examples. I've learned valuable advice from these blogs and highly recommend that all members of our profession read and share knowledge.
What I found lacking was a ground-level portrayal of the day-to-day struggles our profession goes through. In this job, it's easy to feel downtrodden and lonely at times. Sometimes it's just nice to know that you aren't alone, and others understand what you put up with. Paralegal Hell inspired me to start sharing my own tales, in the hopes that I can help even one other person have a slightly better day.