Building practical skills, and hoping to advance her career, Katie Hunt came to the Paralegal Certificate program
at LEI for the summer 2010 semesters. “I was already working in a law firm and after working there for 2 years, I knew that I wanted to become a paralegal. I also wanted to use LEI to further educate myself about the paralegal field,” Katie said.
After visiting the Wilmington, Delaware campus and talking to her colleagues, professors and the staff, she chose to enroll in the One-Summer Certificate program
at the Legal Education Institute.
Once immersed in the paralegal certificate program, Katie took advantage of seminars regarding Westlaw and E-filing in order to build her skills as a paralegal and to forge professional relationships. Katie credited her professors for really helping her to gain working knowledge of the paralegal field. “Professors that were already attorneys or paralegals really opened my eyes to the paralegal field – LEI really helped me understand the field much more thoroughly.”
For those considering a paralegal education, Katie wishes to stress that the hard work is very much worth the end result. “Just know that after completing the program, you will be working in your dream field. Also, coming from the LEI program, you meet some great people such as your professors, attorneys, staff members, and other students who know what it is like to work in the law field or at least have the same dream as you. Through these individuals I felt like I became a better person with more knowledge.”
Katie currently is working as a paralegal for Morris James LLP in Wilmington, DE.