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Advice for a new Paralegal

Discussion in 'Law School & Careers in Law' started by gevorkdash, Mar 24, 2013.

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  1. gevorkdash

    gevorkdash Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have just graduated and received my Paralegal certificate and I would like to know what I should expect going in to this career. More specifically I want to know what law offices look for in a intern or a new hire and what types of responsibilities I will be taking on as a intern or new hire.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Congratulations. Your hard work paid off.

    I suggest you discuss this with the placement office at your school.

    In the meantime, buy some conservative clothes, black, navy blue, and gray. Have them fitted by a good tailor. Buy good shoes, business shoes, not nightclubbing shoes.

    Maintain a conservative appearance, from head to toes. Keep your hair in proper order, practice good personal hygiene, and your nails (man or woman) and shoes shined.

    Law offices of larger firms are conservative, so keep your personal beliefs in your head. Discuss neutral topics, weather, sports, nature, art, and avoid political, religious, or racial discussions.




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  3. gevorkdash

    gevorkdash Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you for your quick response and advice.
     
  4. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    Do you know anyone who is already a paralegal? You could also talk to them.
     
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    gevorkdash Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My mother's friend was a Paralegal and I'm going to talk to her soon, but I would like to get information from a someone who is currently employed as a Paralegal to get more current information.
     
  6. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    Ok - sounds good. Congrats & enjoy your job.
     

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