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Your Future as a Law Clerk Awaits – Join Willis College’s Law Clerk Program Starting June 2024!

May 31, 2024

Are you considering a career in the legal field but not sure where to start? A Law Clerk program might be the perfect fit for you. At Willis College, we offer a comprehensive Law Clerk program designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in law. We had the opportunity to sit down with Patricia Bennett, the new law clerk and legal assistant instructor for Willis College Online. We wanted to find out more about the program and the questions that individuals looking into the program like to ask. In this Q&A style post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about the role of a law clerk, the opportunities available, and why Willis College is the ideal place to start your journey.

 

Q: What exactly is the role of a Law Clerk?

A: The role of a law clerk is diverse and crucial in a legal firm. Essentially, law clerks support lawyers in various ways. They handle administrative tasks like dictation, filling out forms, and interviewing clients. A significant part of their job involves legal research, which can include visiting law libraries and conducting online research. Depending on the province, law clerks may also attend court sessions. While their role is similar to that of a legal assistant, law clerks focus more on research.

Q: Where can I work as a Law Clerk?

A: Law clerks have a wide range of employment opportunities. They can work in law firms, courthouses, government agencies, and corporate legal departments. Banks and large corporations with legal departments also hire law clerks. Additionally, there are unique opportunities in the film industry and other sectors that require legal expertise. With a Law Clerk diploma, the possibilities are vast.

Q: What are the job opportunities for Law Clerks?

A: The job market for law clerks is broad and varied. Graduates can find positions in numerous settings, such as law firms, courthouses, and government agencies. They can also work in the legal departments of banks and large corporations. The skills learned in a Law Clerk program are applicable in many industries, making this a versatile career choice.

Q: Why should I choose Willis College for my Law Clerk training?

A: Willis College offers a comprehensive Law Clerk program that covers all areas of law, including family law, criminal law, wills and estates, real estate, civil litigation, legal accounting, and corporate and commercial law. Besides legal knowledge, the program emphasizes essential skills like typing, transcription, grammar, spelling, and formatting. You will also gain proficiency in business communications and software applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The program is designed to equip you with both hard and soft skills necessary for a successful career in law.

Q: What sets Willis College apart from other institutions?

A: Willis College stands out due to its focus on practical, real-world skills and comprehensive training. Our instructors have extensive experience in the legal field and are dedicated to preparing students for the demands of their future careers. Additionally, our Law Clerk program includes training in soft skills and business applications, ensuring that graduates are well-rounded and ready for the workplace.

Q: Can you share any success stories from Willis College graduates?

A: Absolutely! One of our graduates, who started her legal career at 18, has been in the field for over 30 years. She chose family law because she loved helping families navigate complex legal issues. Another graduate found her passion in wills and estates, helping clients plan their futures. These success stories highlight how finding your niche in law can lead to a fulfilling and lifelong career.

Q: When do classes start, and how can I learn more?

A: Our next Law Clerk program starts in June 2024. If you’re interested in embarking on a rewarding career in law, we encourage you to learn more about our program by visiting our website.

 

Ready to take the next step? Click here to learn more about the Law Clerk program at Willis College and how you can enroll. Your future in law awaits!

By answering these common questions, we hope to provide you with a clear understanding of the opportunities and benefits of pursuing a Law Clerk diploma at Willis College. If you have any more questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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I chose this program because I have always wanted to work in an office setting and eventually get into the government. I would recommend anyone to Willis College any day.
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