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Paralegal: 2. Associations & networking

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Joining a professional organization, even when you're still a student, can enhance your education. Professional organizations provide networking opportunities, a glimpse of the profession, and a chance to meet a mentor..



Occupational Outlook handbook

Professional association and organizational websites are excellent resources for identifying issues and trends in your career field.

Use the OOH site to search for a guide on your career.
Once you have found a guide, click the "More Info" tab. Look for the section titled "Contacts for More Information." This section will list various associations and organizations related to your field along with website addresses.These will be national organizations. and they will have local chapters.

  • What To Look For on Association Websites

Look for links such as: News, Newsletters, Topics, Publications, Research, Blog, and Press Releases.


LinkedIn icon

 LinkedInNetworking is an excellent way to connect with professionals in the field you are interested in. 

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