Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tips to Becoming a 1L - Q&A Between Justifiably Blonde and Legally Foreign

Becoming a 1L presents many adjustments, hardships, failures & successes. There are thousands of unanswered questions that begin buzzing through your head as soon as you receive that acceptance letter. Want answers to some of those questions? Well then be sure to read through this amazing collaboration post with H, author of Justifiably Blonde, where we tackle some of those common questions about getting to and pushing through 1L year. This post is in two parts: the first part is questions that I had about 1L year that H is going to give insight on and the second is questions that H had for me about my law school experience so far. This is a long post but it is packed with a lot of helpful information so enjoy!! 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bye Bye Internship, Hello Paralegal

"Conduct yourself with wisdom... making the most of the opportunity." Colossians 4:5

In my undergraduate legal studies program, there is a requirement to do an internship. Whether you find one on your own or they place you in one, all the legal studies students in my program have to complete an internship. 

I got placed in a small law firm in downtown Baltimore. The way that my school chose your placement was that you had to meet with the internship coordinator and you tell her a couple areas of law that you are interested in and she calls a few firms to place you.

I started my internship February 2016. The law firm does criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and serious traffic cases. I wanted to work in a small law firm so that I could do some hands-on work. I interned three days a week and at my firm particularly, the interns do a lot of hands-on work. I went to court, I drafted motions, filed documents, watched trials, and etc. You know how Paralegal assists the lawyer in the things they need. I assisted the paralegal with everything she needed.

I loved my internship and I did my best to treat it like a job and fortunately, the paralegal that was working for the attorney I was interning for was leaving in May for personal reasons and the attorney offered me a position, and I accepted. I was so nervous my first week as a paralegal because I honestly had no idea what I was doing but I asked a ton of questions! I love my job and am gaining a lot of experiences and I am helping people.

The best advice I can give to someone in an internship is to take that opportunity and do your best because you never know where that opportunity will take you and what doors it will open.

Until Next Time, 


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