September 23, 2011
PACO's Mentoring Program
~ written by Mindi Schaefer
It began with a vision of senior paralegals guiding and leading student and junior paralegals down a path to success within the field. The program flourished into a networking collaboration among paralegals of all experience levels and specialties. In the age of a shaky economy, networking in any profession has become a must for all.
PACO’s program provides an avenue for networking which has enabled recent Capital University Law School paralegal graduate Erin Cafferkey to obtain her first paralegal job with Poling | Petrello.
“PACO’s Mentoring Program allowed me to learn from an experienced paralegal, to meet more people in the profession, and to complete an externship. These experiences taught me beyond the textbooks to be more prepared for my first job. Most important, these opportunities directly lead to my job at Poling | Petrello. I highly encourage student paralegals to join this program” said Erin Cafferkey.
The mentoring program accepts applications for senior paralegal mentors, junior paralegal mentees, and student paralegal mentees. If you are interested, contact the program committee chair, Mindi Schaefer, at email@example.com.
Pictured, left to right: Penny Zupp, Paul-Michael La Fayette, Erin Cafferkey, and Mindi Schaefer: The Poling | Petrello team celebrates the graduation of its newest paralegal.