The Ultimate Sacrifice – What Will Your Legacy Be: 
Heather Heyer and Her Impact on the Paralegal Profession

By Kristine Custodio Suero, ACP

Heather Heyer is considered a hero by many. If you do not know her name, you should, especially as a paralegal. A simple Google search of her name will lead you to about 1,150,000 results, one of those being Wikipedia. How many paralegals do you know on Wikipedia?


In the summer of 1973, four college-aged friends set out on a camping trip in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. What happened over the next hours led to a case that generated a national debate about confidentiality between an attorney and client. Commonly referred to as the “Buried Bodies Case,” it is an essential part of law school curriculum that addresses legal ethics and professional responsibility.