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5 Blogs For Paralegal Students

October 17, 2013 General 0 Comments

Blogs For ParalegalsHave you been looking for additional information to further your Paralegal studies?

The Internet can be a great resource for you. Not only can you access newspapers and online journals, but you can also find personal and corporate blogs. These blogs can provide you with insight into the day-to-day workings of a paralegal.

You can also find blogs that are specifically tailored to paralegal students. Paralegal instructor Jessica Pieklo has reviewed a variety of paralegal blogs that can be used as resources for students. Here, five of those have been highlighted for you. Read more: 

1. Paralegal Essentials 

California attorney and educator, Mary E. Mullin, runs Paralegal Essentials—a blog that offers support materials to paralegals. The blog was originally designed for students who are working on completing their paralegal education. It also provides helpful information to people who have already begun working as a paralegal or document-preparer.

Most of her resources are intended for paralegal students and professionals in California or hoping to work in California. However, her materials and advice can be helpful to anyone interested in the field.

2. A Paralegal’s Journey to Lawyerhood 

After working as a legal assistant for six years, this blogger decided to go back for her Paralegal degree. During her studies, she realized her true goal was to become a lawyer. The blog follows her as she works full-time, studies, and works towards her new goal. The blogger offers resources for applying to law school, taking the LSAT, and tips for studying (which can be helpful even if you are just beginning your work as a paralegal student).

The blog does two things for students: it offers insight into the world of a paralegal and it shows students how they can use their paralegal studies to further their career.

3. Scribe 

Published by the Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals, this blog offers tips for paralegal students. It also includes commentary on trends and expectations in the career field. It also includes resources for paralegals, freelance paralegals, professionals in related fields, and paralegals who are currently continuing their education.

Paralegals and legal document assistants can benefit from the blog’s wide variety of information.

4. Paralegal Pie 

Written by Kim Walker, this blog proclaims that it offers “uncommonly good advice and cutting edge solutions for paralegals.” Walker’s advice includes a three year archive of tips and tricks for working in the industry.

Students can benefit from her tips about everyday tasks, researching, and working in general as they can begin to develop those habits during their studies. Walker also offers a variety of resources, like information on job hunting and professional events, that can be helpful to students who are almost done with their degree programs.

5. Paralegalese 

This blog is run by Melissa Hinote, a young paralegal working in the city. The blog is in a narrative form, following Hinote from her move to the city and her start at her firm. She features tips for working as a paralegal, reviews of software to improve project management, and profiles of “Good People to Know.” Her personal anecdotes make the blog easy to read.

The blog has been inactive for almost a year, but her archive offers valuable information. The blog hasn’t been discontinued; Hinote notes in her most recent post that she recently was elected to be the Vice President of MLSA and, with prior commitments, would be very busy for the upcoming year.

Interested in more information? Explore Pieklo’s list for more sites. Also, talk to your instructors at Briarcliffe College for recommendations on blogs and other resources.    


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