In a world that sometimes shatters dreams never give up because dreams do come true.
When I was a little girl I always wanted to be a paralegal. I wanted to be able to help people. I started my first job when I was seventeen years old as a file clerk in a law firm in downtown Dallas. At the age of nineteen I started working at another firm in Mesquite as a legal assistant. I was the youngest and only Spanish speaker in their litigation department. I acted as an interpreter for all of the attorneys and paralegals when they met with their clients. I also attended mediations and trial. I was even sent to Houston to interpret for the attorney and clients at trial. Within a year at this firm, I was promoted to a paralegal. I advanced to another firm and was there for two years and then started at the personal injury firm Eberstein Witherite. I love this place so much that I’ve worked here almost 10 years.
During the past 10 years at Eberstein & Witherite, I’ve not only helped my clients but I’ve also made friends. One of my clients works at a bank and was able to help me get a loan for my second house. Another client is a Mary Kay consultant who I purchase Mary Kay products from. There was even a time when a client was not able to make it to the office to drop off documents and lived a few minutes away from my house, so she stopped by my house to drop off the documents. One of my most recent clients had just lost his full time job but cooks BBQ on the side. So I encouraged a few of my coworkers to order BBQ from him to help him out. It was delicious! If I didn’t have this job I would have never meet these clients who have become a part of my family.
About the author: Veronica Maya is a paralegal at the personal injury law firm of Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her children, going to the movies and traveling. She’s been happily married for eleven years.