Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Paralegal Jobs

The first thing you need to consider in getting your ideal is to put together a killer resume - Sometimes you will need to do a self-assessment to locate your job niche. Next start looking for a job. Network in the legal field - Look at the big mistakes you can avoid - volunteer for community service while looking for your job, finally check out Paralegal Jobs posted for our students. Good luck everyone. Prof. J.

Monday, May 09, 2005

California Paralegal Requirements

California is one of a few states which regulate their paralegals . On Jauary 1, 2001, Business and Professions Code 6450 necame effective. (formerly Assembly Bill AB 1761 was signed by Governor Gray Davis on 9/14/00). This section regulates Paralegals, defines the term "paralegal", and sets forth the "academic training" required.

The new law requires "a certificate of completion of a paralegal program at, or a degree from a post-secondary institution that requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester, or equivalent, units in law-related courses and that has been accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization or approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education."

Mission College Paralegal Program is such an accredited institution. We believe there are numerous good reasons to choose our Paralegal Program, and so do our students .

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The Value of Networking

The Values of Networking
from an article at http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/ip050108.html
William J M. Wold, Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Periodicals
Online states in an article on Networking:
"Most professionals know that by developing a network of colleagues they gain a valuable asset that can make a difference, especially during difficult and changing times. Networking can be a fun and easy way to enrich your life, broaden your horizons and enhance your career. "

"In fact, networking may be crucial to your success. Networking is a chance to gravitate towards a new area of knowledge you may have never explored. And meeting people outside your current position may enable you to fully understand the next step of your career."

This is very true. Prof. Jordan recommends highly in addition
to networking with your own fellow and sister paralegal students,
join the list-serv for our Paralegal Program, and also join one or more of the Paralegal Associations to keep current in the legal field.
Hope this helps. Prof J.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Summer School Classes

The Summer School Classes for the law program run from June 13th to July 24, 2005, a total of six (6) weeks. It is recommended that you take one or two, but NO more than two, since the summer schedule is accelerated, and compress 15 weeks of work into 6 weeks. The Fall 2005 Schedule has also been published. Students should look at both the Summer and Fall 2005 classes to best select their classes. All of the Summer School Clases are online. Any questions email Prof. J . Good luck. Prof. J.