What Does It Take to Be a Lawyer's Assistant?

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Lawyer's assistants usually have taken courses on becoming a lawyer's assistant, but it's helpful to have on-the-job experience. Find out how to talk to prospective clients with legal advice from a certified family mediator in this free video on laws and the court.

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You may have heard about the rapidly expanding job opportunities of becoming a legal assistant. But you don't know where to begin, or how to start. Hello I'm Robert Todd, and I'm here to answer the question, how to become a lawyer's assistant. Well you might be interested in knowing that, previously, lawyers assistants primarily came from individuals working in law firms who learned on the job experience of where the court house was, what documents to file, how to talk to perspective clients, how to talk to clients, how to interview witnesses and so forth. It was all on the job training. In recent years, many educational institutions, beginning with community colleges and now over a thousand universities throughout the United States, actually offer courses on how to become a lawyer's assistant. But it still doesn't hurt to have on the job experience. So if you can get a job with a law firm and get your way in, your on the way to becoming a lawyer's assistant. I'm Robert Todd, and thank you for watching.

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