|The Empowered Paralegal,
by Robert Mongue, J.D.
If you are looking for a career that offers prestige and excitement, one in which you can positively affect the lives of others, then consider a career as a paralegal. Supervised by an attorney, paralegals apply knowledge of law and legal procedures to assist attorneys, clients, and business organizations by performing such tasks as conducting legal research; drafting legal documents; interviewing clients and witnesses; and assisting attorneys in depositions, hearings, and trials.
The Paralegal Studies program at The University of Mississippi prepares students for this fast-paced and rapidly growing career field, honing the skills and attributes employers are looking for. The program also serves as a firm foundation for those students who plan to attend law school.
A listserv has been created for all current students and recent past graduates of the Paralegal Studies Program. The purpose of the listserv is to post job announcements and other information of interest to Paralegal Studies majors. To subscribe to the listserv, send an e-mail message to email@example.com with the line "subscribe bps" in the message body. The subject field should be blank. After you have subscribed to the listserv, you may post messages by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.