15 Blogs Paralegal Students Will Love

The Internet is an excellent resource for students in paralegal studies, thanks to several new and long-standing paralegal blogs. Chock full of interesting information and unique perspectives from paralegal experts, these blogs cover topics that matter to you, like the National Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal Examination (CLA/CP Exam), career advice, courtroom tips, and much more.

Here are 15 paralegal blogs that we think you’ll love.

1. Practical Paralegalism – Lynne DeVenny, North Carolina State Bar certified paralegal and co-host of The Paralegal Voice podcast, writes this popular paralegal blog. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, DeVenny provides expert insight on current events and paralegals in the news. Cautionary tales, plus paralegal interviews, and profiles make this blog an essential resource for paralegal students.

2. The Paralegal Mentor – In this blog, author and co-host of The Paralegal Voice podcast Vicki Voisin mentors paralegals and other legal professionals. To help legal professionals reach their full potential, Voisin provides simple strategies, valuable resources, and continuing education opportunities.

3. Paralegalese – This blog’s author, Melissa Hinote, is a self-described “small town paralegal in the city.” This blog chronicles Hinote’s move from a small-town law firm to a large firm in the city and features reviews of practice management software, career tips, and personal anecdotes. Her “Good People to Know” series gives paralegals the inside scoop on important professionals in the legal community.

4. Paralegal Essentials – Mary E. Mullin, author of this blog, is an attorney licensed to practice in the state of California. This blog features job posts, educational opportunities, and career advice. While much of the content is focused on paralegals in California, paralegals in all states will find value in the educational posts on this blog.

5. Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw – A paralegal for over 10 years in California, Lori J. Paul founded this blog to make paralegals’ professional and personal lives a little easier. Paul provides commentary on legal news, delivers paralegal human interest stories, and examines errors made by other paralegals.

6. Paralegal Pie – Kim Walker has been a paralegal for more than 27 years and runs Paralegal Pie. On this blog, Walker offers simple, straightforward advice on everyday tasks, such as saving documents, PDF splitting for court, dealing with attorneys, timekeeping, and beyond.

7. The Paralegal – A senior paralegal with over 15 years experience, Ana Pierro writes this blog. Pierro shares important lessons she’s learned during her career, analyzes current events and provides helpful tips on court research, file management, and technology.

8. The Empowered Paralegal – Robert E. Mongue, an assistant professor of Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi and author of several books, created this blog as a forum for discussion of professionalism among paralegals. Mongue offers actionable tips paralegals can take to enhance the perception of the career by attorneys, paralegals, and the public.

9. A Paralegal’s Journey to Lawyerhood – This anonymous blog is written by “Law School Dreamer,” a paralegal recently accepted into law school. The author draws from personal experiences while offering paralegals tip and tricks for applying, and being accepted into law school.

10. Jim’s Paralegal Blog – Jim Cooper, a legal assisting/paralegal studies student, writes this blog. Cooper offers fellow students tips on test-taking and studying for finals, plus a link to assignments he’s completed in his course of study.

11. Digital Paralegal Services Blog – Cathy Ribble, an experienced certified paralegal with over 15 years of experience in the legal field, started Digital Paralegal Services and its companion blog. Ribble offers software and application reviews, plus information and advice on the career outlook for digital paralegals. Check out her “Paralegal Tidbits” posts for a quick overview of important paralegal topics.

12. Scribe – This blog is published by the Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals. Posts include tips, trends and commentary for professional legal document assistants (LDAs), freelance paralegals and related legal professionals, plus information about continuing education courses.

13. Paralegal SLO – This blog is written by Traci Robichaud, 18-year legal veteran and college instructor. With a focus on legal news and current events, Paralegal SLO is a valuable resource for paralegal students.

14. In Propria Persona – Suzanne Bowlby, founder of Red Sky Legal and California registered legal document assistant, paralegal and notary public, writes this blog. Bowlby provides definitions and analysis of common legal terms, plus beneficial tips for other legal document assistants.

15. Lawywerist – This blog is authored by Sam Glover, Minnesota start-up and consumer rights attorney; Aaron Street, Minnesota technology start-up lawyer; and a team of writers. This highly popular blog offers advice on starting and marketing a law practice, career development, achieving law school success, and legal ethics.

External links provided on Rasmussen.edu are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced.

Jessica Pieklo is the lead paralegal instructor for the Rasmussen College paralegal degree program at a Minnesota college campus. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s degree from Mills College in Oakland California, and a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law. She has professional experience in many areas of law, as well as having been a featured speaker, author, and presenter on legal topics.

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