I was thinking the other day about how well things are going at LitigationSupportGuru.com. A smile came to my face as I thought about the people from all over the world that have reached out to me since launching the website. The internet can bring people together that never would have met otherwise. In fact, I met my husband on-line. But, that's another story.
I have had e-mail exchanges, telephone calls and in-person meetings with people I met through the Guru site. I went to LegalTech NY for one day specifically to meet some of the new people in my life. I have referred people to some of my colleagues. I have been referred as a resource by some of my colleagues. I have been tweaking resumes, offering advice, answering questions, sharing stories, and encouraging people. I have been inviting women to attend Women in eDiscovery meetings. I attended another mentoring panel at Georgetown University's Paralegal Studies Program that rocked!
It has been amazing and wonderful. I really enjoy getting to know people and helping people. I am so proud of the individuals that have made up their mind to pursue a new career.
In reading through some of the Guru Case Studies, it is easy to notice some trends. One trend in particular hits home with me and I want to bring it to your attention. “A litigation support career is very rewarding.”
The litigation support industry is unique. For those that have some exposure to it from the outside looking in, it can look scary or intimidating. A litigation support career can be demanding in many ways. It can even be quite frustrating at times. But overall, it is thrilling!
There are so many “little wins” that may seem silly to someone outside of the industry. But those already in litigation support are nodding their heads right now. Stupid things give us a sense of accomplishment in a stressful day. An unexpected Thank You. A database that is finally running smoothly. An attorney who really appreciates our opinion.
Assisting lawyers in practicing law is really cool. Merging technology with legal practice is exciting. Some lawyers are fun to work with!
I am making it my mission to help those that are interested in a litigation support career because it really is an awesome career. If you are already in litigation support and you love your job (most days), give me a virtual HIGH-FIVE in the comments section below. If you are excited about pursuing a career in litigation support, give me a virtual HIGH-FIVE in the comments section below.
I will begin…HIGH-FIVE!!! Help me spread the word.