Paralegals in the spotlight
Published February 28, 2020
During the week of 2-5 March we will be putting the Paralegals in the spotlight!
Millar & Bryce are committed to supporting, developing and celebrating the paralegal profession within the Scottish legal world. A focused program, covering the whole of 2020 was developed to engage paralegals across our customer base, as well as internal to Millar & Bryce.
We caught up with Debbie Welch, Sales & Marketing Director, and Darren Mossman, Interim Human Resources Manager. Debbie says: ‘The paralegal profession has evolved significantly over the past decade. The knowledge and expertise we see while engaging with our customers on a daily basis, is phenomenal and shows how much effort and training is invested in the paralegal section. On the Millar & Bryce side, we have committed to an external focus of celebrating the paralegals through a variety of projects. The first one will be the sponsorship of the Paralegal of the Year during the Scottish Legal Awards 2020. We have no say into the selection of the winner but we have had wonderful conversations with all 3 finalists, which we will share over the coming week. In addition, we work together with the Scottish Paralegal Association to cement our investment in the education of paralegals.’
Darren comments on the internal focus: ‘We continue to invest in developing our own staff. One of this year’s programs is the participation of 4 staff members in the Paralegal Modern Apprenticeship. The team is now 2 months into the program. A lot of effort is required but they are enjoying the challenge and can see a great career path in front of them, that can be accomplished through education and hard work.’
The final part of the program focuses on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team. Debbie explains: ‘We will expand our customer visits to our head office in Leith, during which we provide education on our search and solutions portfolio. We will also be running webinars in the near future in order to extend the reach of our CPD. We will be providing details shortly on this exciting new part of our educational efforts!’
More information to come over the next week!