It’s down to the law firms to accept that there are people who want to be career paralegals and to utilise their services and to value them. A lot of law firms are finding it very difficult in this economic climate to survive and unless you are a medium or large firm, finding it very difficult to thrive. Even as a medium-sized firm it is challenging. To utilise people who are in their own right training and to educate and to value them and give them space benefits the legal sector all rounds.
It is important to recognise Paralegals, to utilise them a ‘would be’ solicitors. For many of those they may not get a training contract so why not utilise them, value them and give them recognition within the firm.
Read the full interview with NALP's CEO Amanda Hamilton here