A Passion for the Legal Profession

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  • By PR Team
  • 16 October, 2017

By Nana Zuke 

Often when people think about pursuing law as a profession, they tend to assume that their only options would to be to become a lawyer or a judge. However, this is not the case. The law field compromises of various career options for a student passionate about law. Paralegal studies is one such field.

Paralegals play a crucial role in legal companies and departments. They are well educated and trained in the field of law, which equips them to carry out a number of important tasks in a law firm or organisation. Paralegals work very closely with lawyers and it is their responsibility to ensure that even the minor details pertaining to their role is covered and carried out with the utmost diligence.

Paralegals are responsible for doing research, drafting documents, interviewing witnesses and clients, among many other tasks. The success of each case is dependent on successful collaboration between a lawyer and their paralegal. Paralegals act as a support structure for lawyers.

If you have always had an interest in law and its complexities, then Paralegal studies might be the field for you to explore. Paralegals are the backbone of law and work very hard to ensure that everything in the law firm is up to date.

An example of a student with a passion for Law is Melite Renate Campher who studied a Paralegal Diploma with INTEC. Though she loved the studying experience, what she loved the most was the quality of the course content. It covered everything she needed to know about what practicing as paralegal was all about. She said the campus was also a good experience for her.

I have always wanted to get into law and Im very passionate about it, said Melite. 

The work that is put into a case or a claim depends on how much information or research has been done on behalf of the client. Representatives have to literally immerse themselves into their work in order to get the best results for their client.

There are different elements within law that the paralegal will have to cover in their career. Modules such as the South African Law, which covers the constitution, the different components of law and the court structure in South Africa, are some of the basic theory that will be covered in a Paralegal qualification.

Without a doubt, working in the law industry requires people with mental focus, attention to detail as well as discipline. If you feel that, this describes you and it is a career that you are passionate to pursue, contact a college like INTEC.

Visit www.intec.edu.za and study the distance way!


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