Top 5 Blogs that Paralegal Studies Students Should Follow
April 2, 2012
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Classes, internships and shadowing are great ways to learn about the paralegal profession. But while you’re training for your own career, you can easily supplement your paralegal studies by following some well-written blogs. Both personal and professional, the five blogs listed below are helpful to students because they offer advice and resources as well as recent news. Here is a brief look at what you can learn from these insightful accounts.
- Practical Paralegalism
This blog tackles the paralegal field using a mixture of humor and wisdom. The author is Lynne DeVenny, a paralegal who works in North Carolina and has more than 20 years’ experience. Browse through this blog to find news coverage, a list of online resources and links to career information.
- The Estrin Report
Chere Estrin, the founding author of legal magazines KNOW and SUE, updates this blog frequently. The Estrin Report is highly career-focused, offering plenty of advice for starting out and succeeding in your profession. A few examples of Estrin’s informative postings are tips for writing a résumé and commentary on the current job market.
- The Empowered Paralegal
This blog presents a thorough examination of legal news and even discusses instances when paralegal blogs respond to each other’s posts. The author is Robert Mongue, an assistant professor in the legal studies program at the University of Mississippi. To find posts with an academic focus, click the “Education” links under the “Categories” and “Tags” sections.
- The Paralegal Mentor
The Paralegal Mentor is Vicki Voisin, who has worked in the field for more than two decades and writes the e-zine Paralegal Studies. This blog has news updates and links to resources, but it also posts frequently about educational and scholarship information. Look for the Paralegal Profiles if you’re interested in reading about the work and educational backgrounds attained by other paralegals.
Melissa H., who works at a firm in Memphis, writes an engaging personal account of her life as a paralegal. Since she entered the field more recently than many prominent paralegal bloggers, her perceptive posts explore new experiences such as learning legal procedures, using technology, and adjusting to the work environment.
This article is presented by Briarcliffe College. Contact us today if you’re interested in developing marketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with our paralegal studies program.