Entry level paralegals at Paul, Weiss are not required to have prior legal experience. Upon arrival, paralegals participate in a week of training classes. These classes, interactive in nature and taught by various senior paralegals, associates and department managers, equip you to join our paralegal workforce with a firm foundation of skills.

In addition to our orientation and training program, the following programs will ensure that you succeed as a paralegal at Paul, Weiss:

  • Paralegal Online Training Database;
  • Mentor Program: We pair you with an experienced paralegal to help you get acquainted with your position at the firm as well as serve as a point of reference and source of information;
  • Continuing Education Classes taught by various departments and firm professionals; and
  • Work under the guidance of a "case contact," a more experienced paralegal, until you feel confident and comfortable in your role.

Professional Development

The majority of our paralegals move on to law school after they leave the firm, and we do our best to ensure that each individual has a strong foundation in the legal profession.

Some of the ways that we prepare you for future success in the legal profession include:

  • Invitations to private law school panel consortiums throughout NYC;
  • PW alumni programs and networking events;
  • LSAT class;
  • Law school literature and handouts;
  • One-on-one attorney interaction; and
  • Support system from peers also applying to law school.
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