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What is a Portfolio, and Why is it Important?

A portfolio is a collection of items organized in a notebook, file, or similar format. Whether you are applying for a job, internship, or to further your education, you may be asked to provide a portfolio, including writing samples. The goal of a writing sample is to measure your ability to write professionally, clearly, and succinctly. The best way to demonstrate this ability is by providing examples in an area relevant to the position or program for which you're applying. You should include short explanations of the work you were asked to complete for the assignment.

Keep your Portfolio Current

Refer to these blogs and resources for current paralegal information and news that may help you create a portfolio.

What To Save

Your portfolio will reflect your very best work. To achieve that aim, you will need to revise your work from the comments by your professor and from your careful re-reading of your work. You also need to grammatically correct and proofread each sample. You should save a corrected copy in a portfolio folder on your computer.


Different examples to include: