The Imposter Within: Understanding and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome for Paralegals and other Legal Professionals

This is an on demand seminar. Signing up will give you lifetime access to the on demand recording of the live event, handouts and CLE.

1.0 CLE (Substantive) Approved by NALA (can be used by any entity that accepts NALA approved CLE including Florida Bar for FRP.)


This program is included in the 2024 Paralegal Cruise CLE Bundle




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Do you ever feel like a fraud, fearing that one day everyone will discover you aren't as competent as they think? You're not alone. Imposter syndrome is a widespread issue affecting many legal professionals, characterized by chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of competence.

Join us for a revealing seminar where we'll dive deep into the psychological phenomenon of imposter syndrome, especially prevalent among paralegals and legal professionals. This seminar, priced at just $15, is designed to arm you with the knowledge and tools to confidently recognize and overcome these intrusive thoughts.

Why This Seminar is Essential

Imposter Syndrome in the Legal Profession: Learn the key features of imposter syndrome, including chronic self-doubt, a belief that one's success is undeserved, fear of exposure, and the tendency to attribute success to external factors. These feelings are intensified by the high standards and intense pressures inherent in legal work, particularly affecting paralegals who may feel overshadowed by attorneys.

Why Paralegals Are Particularly Affected

The seminar will address the unique challenges faced by paralegals, from high performance expectations to often limited direct recognition, and why these dynamics make paralegals particularly susceptible to feeling like imposters. We'll explore the impact of gender dynamics, continuous legal updates, and the pressure of multitasking under strict deadlines, which all contribute to the imposter phenomenon.

Your Path to Confidence Starts Here

For only $15, you can join fellow legal professionals ready to shed the burden of imposter syndrome. Gain valuable insights, actionable strategies, and the confidence to see yourself as the skilled professional you truly are.

Don't let imposter syndrome hold you back any longer. Secure your spot today and move forward in your career with confidence and authority. Join us and transform how you view yourself and your professional capabilities.

Meet your Speaker

Linda McGrath-Cruz


Linda McGrath-Cruz brings a wealth of hands-on experience to her seminars, accumulated since 1997, from the dynamic world of civil litigation. Specializing in areas such as products/premises liability, bodily injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice defense, Linda's expertise is not just theoretical but deeply rooted in real-world practice. As a testament to her dedication and skill, she has earned the designation of NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal in key areas including discovery, eDiscovery, trial practice, social security, and entity medical liability, alongside her recognition as a Florida Registered Paralegal.

Linda's academic journey underscores her commitment to the paralegal profession, holding two paralegal certificates, a Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies from Barry University, and a Master's in Paralegal Studies from National Juris University. Linda also holds degrees in medical assisting and secondary education. Her educational background, paired with her extensive experience, positions her as an instructor with a deep understanding of the field's nuances and complexities.

She is the proud founder and operator of Perfectly Paralegal, a vibrant community that offers resources, support, continuing education, and much more for paralegals across all levels of experience and education. This initiative highlights Linda's commitment to nurturing the paralegal community, making her not just a mentor but a relatable ally who understands the challenges and triumphs of the profession.

In Linda's classes, you're not just learning theory; you're gaining practical insights from someone who has lived it. Her approachable nature and dedication to sharing her wealth of knowledge ensure that every participant leaves with valuable, actionable information. Join her to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, and empower yourself with the tools for success in the dynamic world of paralegal work.

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