I celebrated my birthday a few days ago. Four years ago, I launched LitigationSupportGuru.com on my birthday.
When I reflect back on the past four years, I am proud of the impact this site has had on so many individuals. I have met some wonderful people that I would not have met otherwise.
I have answered numerous emails from people asking for guidance and I frequently receive emails that simply say “thank you for what you're doing“.
I have had the privilege of facilitating a dozen or so people landing their first position in litigation support.
This site has had over 107,000 readers from 165 different countries. Think about that — the global reach that a simple website about litigation support can have across the world. It amazes me.
Earlier this year, I quit my day job so I could devote more time to mentoring and teaching. With more free time, I have been able to produce more educational content that generous individuals have shared and in turn my readership has increased.
I feel very lucky to be able to do what I love; teaching and helping others during their career path. I started teaching in the paralegal studies program at Georgetown University a few months after launching this site. I almost said no to the opportunity because I wanted to focus on LitSuppGuru. Now, I can't imagine not teaching paralegal students — every new semester brings new student sponges and a number of those students are still in my life today.
Years ago, I used to speak at conferences on a fairly regular basis. I have missed it. Last week, I presented to 50 paralegals at a CLE event for the Maryland Association of Paralegals (MAP). I shared 8 technology tips that could help them on-the-job and they were so grateful. It was a nice group of people and I enjoyed hearing their excitement as they learned new things. I hope to do more speaking engagements going forward.
I sincerely want to thank all of you for being a part of my LitSuppGuru journey and for spreading the word.