Our new Q&A series offers insights about our team, spanning everything from why they decided on a career in legal, to what they’re watching right now.
This month’s Q&A features Sarah Curran, a paralegal with our Wills & Estates team.
Q: Did you have a mentor at the beginning of your career?
A: Yes, she is Partner in the Family Law department at another firm—Jasmeet Wahid at Aaron, Gordon, Daykin Nordlinger. She made a thoughtful speech at a holiday party where she mentioned that clients come to us in a time of crisis and we are here to help guide them through the complex legal landscape.
Q: What does it mean to be a successful paralegal?
A: Anticipating your lawyers’ needs and trusting that each of you will communicate when there are any road-blocks.
Q: What piece of advice would you give to young paralegals?
A: Take time to network with lawyers and staff at your firm in other areas of law. The relationships that you form with others will help you learn and grow in your own career.
Q: How has the legal industry changed since you started?
A: The push for paperless has moved to the forefront and allowed us to have the ability to work from home.
Q: If you weren’t a paralegal, what would be your dream job?
A: I would be an elementary school teacher.
Q: What does a perfect Saturday for you look like?
A; Getting up early to watch the charm of hummingbirds swarm around the feeder in my backyard while enjoying a morning coffee with my cat. Taking a self-guided food/brewery tour around the Lower Mainland with my husband by bicycle. Rounding the day off by enjoying dinner at home in my backyard with friends and family.
Q: What TV show/movie/podcast are you watching right now?
A: Shrinking with Harrison Ford and Jason Segal.