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.
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.
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.