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The GRE can now replace the LSAT in law school admissions.

In a closed session, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar recently voted in favor of allowing law schools to accept Graduate Record Examination scores from applicants in place of Law School Admission … Continue reading

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Paralegals Serve as Guest Speakers in Professor McMillan’s Class

On November 11, 2020, three paralegals from varied areas of the law served as guest speakers in my Legal Research (LGL 125) class. These paralegals shared valuable tips that will help you along your journey to becoming a paralegal or … Continue reading

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Do you suffer from triskaidekaphobia?

We just survived another Friday the 13th (November 2020). If the number 13 scares you, you’re not alone. Millions of people in the world, including prolific horror writer Stephen King, have an irrational fear of the number 13. The phenomenon … Continue reading

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Paralegals are in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the paralegal profession will grow much faster than average through 2026 with a 15 percent annual growth rate. Read more of the article from Madonna University’s publication: Paralegals are in Demand

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Welcome to my Website!

Northern Virginia Community College Paralegal Studies Program Paralegals are prohibited by law from offering legal services directly to members of the public. I am teaching the following courses in the Spring 2023 semester: Family Law (LGL 117) Monday 12:35—2:35 p.m. … Continue reading

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Single mom of five graduates law school

This single mom overcame several obstacles to reach her goal. If she can do it, you can too. Read her inspirational story here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/11/single-mom-five-who-graduating-law-school-epic-photos-didnt-do-myself/508296002/.

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L-SAT might be offered in digital format next year

Beginning in fall 2019 the Law School Admittance Test (L-SAT) will begin transitioning to a digital format. Read more here…L-SAT offered in digital format

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Are non-lawyers allowed to practice law?

As a general rule, paralegals and other non-lawyers are not allowed to practice law. However, in Washington State limited license legal technicians are allowed to represent clients in Family Law matters. You will find additional information here:  https://www.wsba.org/for-legal-professionals/join-the-legal-profession-in-wa/limited-license-legal-technicians/become-a-legal-technician.

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Could the LSAT requirement for law school admission go away?

Did you know that some law schools no longer require applicants to take the LSAT? Most of those schools require either the LSAT or GRE. Now the American Bar Association (ABA) is considering doing away with the LSAT requirement. Read … Continue reading

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the Paralegal Profession at #7 for Social Services jobs. Learn more about the paralegal profession including tips for landing your first job or internship. Read more here…http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/paralegal.

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