Advice for Paralegals

The Student Lawyer mentorship scheme

The Student Lawyer mentorship scheme

Our partners, The Student Lawyer are currently running the third round of their mentorship scheme, where they aim to match aspiring lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds with mentors in the legal profession. The last few years have seen a much-needed focus on...

Tips for effective legal writing

Tips for effective legal writing

Our partners, The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs cover the top tips for effective legal writing below:  Good writing skills are fundamental for any Legal Secretary. Most jobs in the legal sector will have some reference in the job description to “excellent...

5 Key tips for a standout writing paralegal CV

5 Key tips for a standout writing paralegal CV

Paralegals have always played a vital role in any and every law firm’s success. Every year thousands or maybe even millions of students choose to pursue a law degree to become a successful paralegal someday. However, even if you have the right education to be a...

Tips for new divorce Lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tips for new divorce Lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic

We recently caught up with guest blogger, Gunjan to discover to discover his top tips for new divorce lawyers during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is what he said:   "It is not surprising for divorce lawyers to deal with all kinds of new and confusing situations....

How and why should you keep up with your CPD as a Paralegal

How and why should you keep up with your CPD as a Paralegal

We recently caught up with Amanda Hamilton from NALP to discover how and why should you keep up with your CPD as a Paralegal. This is what she said:   "Most professionals across most sectors in the UK will be governed by professional membership bodies or...

Courses Paralegals can tackle at home

Courses Paralegals can tackle at home

Despite the recent relaxation of a few lockdown measures, many of us are still working from home. If this applies to you, and you are a paralegal, or a wannabe paralegal, what can you do to tackle the boredom that you may well be fighting off?   What makes an...

How Paralegals are coping with COVID-19

How Paralegals are coping with COVID-19

Amanda Hamilton from National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) updates us on the paralegal world in light of COVID-19.   As we continue to go through the most unprecedented time, in which families, individuals and businesses are trying to survive extreme...

How to conduct legal research

How to conduct legal research

Today we’re joined by our partner The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to discuss how you can perform legal research as a secretary, and the approach taken by some lawyers for this common legal task.   Where to research the law If you need to research a...

Why should you undertake paralegal training and how far should you go?

Why should you undertake paralegal training and how far should you go?

We're joined again by Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP). Today, Amanda provides some useful advice on paralegal training and how far you might wish to take it.   It’s true to say that there is no statutory...

What role will paralegals play in the future of legal services?

What role will paralegals play in the future of legal services?

As the services of a talented solicitor or barrister sky-rocket, and a reduction in legal aid continues, fewer consumers are finding that they cannot afford costly legal services. They are searching for an alternative.Paralegals are emerging as that...

The first step towards paralegal qualification and training

The first step towards paralegal qualification and training

You may have thought, perhaps even from a very early age, that working in the legal services sector is something you would like to do. Perhaps you knew someone who worked as a paralegal and found the job interesting. But perhaps your academic record at...

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