Paralegals and Legal Assistants
About This Role
Paralegals and legal assistants assist lawyers by preparing legal documents, investigating facts in a case, and researching past cases. This role involves research and comprehensive legal knowledge.
Has anyone here majored in Psychology and followed a career in law? Did you find your academic skills to be transferrable between these two areas?
I'm not a psychology major and I'm not a law student yet; however, I've been researching legal careers and found that law school tends to favor those who think logically, write well, and are able to read large volumes of content. Besides all those learnable skills, generally there isn't a major t...
What skills did you develop in college that helped you succeed as a legal assistant/paralegal down the line?
The skills I developed as an English major to be a successful legal assistant are good writing skills, professional communication skills, and good research skills.
International Studies/Comparative Politics
I'm about to be interviewed for an internship as a paralegal. In your opinion, what questions could I ask my interviewer?
I had asked "What are your busiest days of the week, so that I can help?" That had surprised the interviewer and she was able to see that I was serious about providing great support to them.
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