Celebrating Two Years as an IP Paralegal: A Journey of Change and Growth

I feel gratitude commemorating two enriching years at Ogden Glazer + Schafer (“OG+S”) as a Paralegal in the Intellectual Property practice. As I reflect on this milestone, I am struck by the journey, the career shift and finding myself in an environment that fosters growth, champions values of DEI, continual learning, and collaboration. Influential author Brené Brown reminds us, “vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change” and this change left me feeling unsure yet eager to delve in and learn. Our workplace is supportive and encourages exploration and growth. The guidance and support I received from colleagues have been valuable in shaping my understanding and honing my skills as a paralegal.

One of the most inspiring aspects of the OG+S culture is the unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusivity. I believe OG+S stands out for its efforts to cultivate a workforce that reflects the richness of perspectives and experiences. This diversity not only enriches our interactions, but it also enhances our ability to serve our clients and strengthens our humanity.

The dedication to continual learning has been commendable, allowing us to develop/strengthen skills, stay ahead of emerging trends, and deliver exceptional service to our clients. OG+S recognizes this and provides ample opportunities for ongoing education and professional development.

As a remote-work organization, collaboration is one of the anchors of our ethos. We understand success is contingent upon seamless collaboration and synergy among team members. OG+S fosters a culture where open communications, mutual respect, and collective problem-solving are not just encouraged—but celebrated.

At this moment, I feel a sense of gratitude—to OG+S for providing me with a platform to thrive, to my colleagues for their unwavering support and camaraderie. I appreciate the transformative journey and finding myself in a serendipitous alignment with an ecosystem that nurtures growth. I think about the values that define us—diversity, inclusivity, continual learning, and collaboration. These are not merely buzzwords but guiding principles that shape our collective identity and drive our pursuit of excellence.

I raise a toast to the past two years with a sense of appreciation, a recognition of the journey, and the positive connections made along the way. Cheers to my remarkable colleagues who bring their unique perspectives, talents, and worldview to make our OG+S an exceptional place.

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