Make the Most of a Paralegal Practicum

Friday, April 13, 2012

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A great supplement to an education in paralegal studies is the completion of a practicum placement in the field. An essential component of most paralegal training programs, practicum assignments in the legal sector usually take place in a law office or government agency, providing students opportunities to use their classroom training in a real-life working environment. This way, students can gain useful experience and prepare themselves to get started on the right path toward their paralegal careers.

Practicum placements in the Paralegal program at Reeves College run for five weeks. Whether they're at a law firm or another legal setting, students are expected to work like any other professional in the workplace. While practicum placements are unpaid, students receive course credits that go toward their graduation requirements.

One of the best parts of working in a law office is the opportunity to meet with fellow paralegals, legal secretaries, lawyers and other seasoned professionals in the field. Students have the chance to learn more about the profession from the people who know the industry best.

After a successful experience in a practicum placement, students can find a wealth of options for reference letters, mentors and valuable acquaintances. To begin a paralegal education and get started with their practicum, students can enroll in the Paralegal program at Reeves College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.


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