The Legal Professional Career Guide
, Rosemarie Ortiz
The Legal Professional Career Guide is a practical workbook designed for aspiring paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, and other professionals preparing to embark on a career in the legal field in Canada. Readers will learn valuable employment strategies that will give them a competitive edge in the job market and position them for success throughout their careers.
Beginning with an overview of the legal landscape in each Canadian province and territory, The Legal Professional Career Guide introduces the many career paths available within the legal profession and guides readers in identifying what best suits their interests and personality. Readers will learn how to conduct a job search effectively, with chapters devoted to crafting a well-written resume and cover letter tailored to a specific opportunity and interviewing successfully. After honing these fundamental job search skills, readers will learn how to navigate the legal office environment, including essential professional expectations and strategies for time management, especially through time docketing – a difficult but important skill necessary for those in the legal profession.
Readers will have an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned by building their own portfolio, with the help of self-assessments, practical exercises, and sample resumes and cover letters. By the time they finish this book, readers will be ready to confidently present their skills and experiences to potential employers and compete successfully within the job market.