What skills did you develop in college that helped you succeed as a legal assistant/paralegal down the line?

What skills did you develop in college that helped you succeed as a legal assistant/paralegal down the line?
2018-08-03T21:20:34Z 4
2018-08-03T21:20:34Z

Legal Assistant at Makkabi Law Group

over 2 years ago
As an international studies major I learned to deal with different kinds of people. I learned to properly interact with people from different backgrounds which helps a lot at my current job. I am often on the phone talking with different clients about different processes in their cases. We help people from all ethnicities, with language barriers, from different parts of the world, etc.
2018-08-03T21:20:34Z

Former Legal Assistant at Crispin Employment Lawyers

over 2 years ago
As a History major, I would say my abilities to write and communicate concisely were very helpful at the law firm I worked at -- especially when drafting correspondence to clients or other business entities. Likewise, reading and researching in depth how certain cases work also helped in understanding how the flow of this type of legal cases works.
2018-08-03T21:20:34Z

Paralegal at Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP

over 2 years ago
As a history major, I developed strong research and writing skills because many of our classes were geared toward research papers. Being able to research complex issues is important as a paralegal because the attorneys often need someone to look into discrete legal questions. Being able to write and generally communicate well is especially important as a paralegal at RCBA, because a large part of the job is listening to potential clients tell their story, and then writing up their story in a clear and concise way so that the attorneys can read it and quickly decide whether to take on the client or not. Also, they will ask you to proofread and edit their work so strong writing skills are very important.
2018-08-03T21:20:34Z

Legal Assistant at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

over 2 years ago
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.
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