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Occupational Outlook Handbook information on paralegal and legal assistant careers
O*Net Online information about paralegal and legal assistant careers
Articles from the Rasmussen University School of Justice Studies Blog
National Paralegal Associations:
Consult the document and video below.
The National Federation of Paralegal Association's (NFPL) Paralegal Regulation by State document can help you learn more about how your state regulates the profession:
Does your state regulate the paralegal profession?
View this video demonstration to learn how to search state regulations in the legal database, Fastcase.
Click here for additional information about how the U.S. Government is organized.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Federal Court system.
The structure of the court system varies from state to state. Click on the link below to view an interactive map providing information about a state's court structure.
Use the tabs in the left panel of this Guide to link to videos and other tools that will introduce basic search skills in Fastcase and Lexis+.
Demonstration of a search for a state statute in Lexis+
Selections from the Library Collection
Writing a Legal Memorandum
Click HERE to link to additional information about writing legal memorandums.
Books on Legal Writing from the Library Collection
How to create the section symbol (§)
Click HERE to download the directions to create the section symbol (§) in Word.
Click on the video below for information on how to draft a summons and complaint.
As a paralegal student, you have access to a premier legal database, Lexis+. Each student has a unique login to access the database. Students will receive an email directly from Lexis that provides their Lexis+ username and temporary password in the first term of the paralegal program. This email is sent to the Rasmussen student email account ("smail"). The subject line of the email is "LA Welcome Kit."
Legal Memo Samples: