My First Week As a Paralegal Student

I can honestly say that I declared the right major.  America’s judicial system has always interested me.  I can still remember being interested in the legal issues that were a part of my past, watching Court TV every day and getting interested in newsworthy court cases like the Casey Anthony trial.  I knew that I needed a good paying job in something that I enjoyed.

I do, however, have a confession to make.  I’m not the most tech savvy person.  I know that’s really sad for a millennial, but it’s true.  Computer Legal Application is teaching me a lot of what I will be doing as a paralegal.  For example, I will have to learn spreadsheets.  I know the basics of Excel, but I remember how to do a spreadsheet.  The first class, the professor was doing basic computer vocabulary and I thought that I had misunderstood the meaning of paralegal.  I didn’t.  The second class was much more interesting.

Legal Research and Writing was very interesting to me.  It’s teaching me how to interrupt court documents, how to research laws and how to write documents.  From the first class, I immediately enjoyed the class.  It’s taught by the same professor that I have for Computer Legal Application and I really like her.  She’s an attorney herself and I really like her.  She understands my need for extra time and I like how she teaches.

I have my first Civil Litigation class tomorrow so I can’t write for that class.  And I just started Domestic Relations.  I can’t say much for that.

I’ll keep you updated.

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