Skyline College’s Paralegal Department hosted its annual Legal Careers Night event on April 8th. The event opened up with a warm welcome from College President, Dr. Moreno and a keynote address by the President of the San Francisco Paralegal Association, Amy McGuigan. It featured two panels consisting of Skyline College alumni: “Become a Legal Support Professional” and “Law School and You.” Additionally, it included a “Recruiter Insight: Trends in the Legal Job Market” segment. The event welcomed over 60 attendees.

Paralegal Program Director and Professor, Jesse Raskin, facilitated the event and panelists provided valuable insight regarding their educational, professional, and personal journeys. The attendees asked many relevant and engaging questions throughout the webinar using the Zoom “Q & A” feature. This was the program’s first virtual Legal Careers Night and it proved to be a success! A lot of positive feedback was received regarding the event:

“I attended the Paralegal program the other night and it was very informative and very interesting for me. I have always had a fascination of the law and how it works, but after attending it has definitely caught my eye and is something I want to look more into and try, currently my majors at Skyline are Administration of Justice and Political Science and would love to explore the law on both aspects, I appreciate the efforts you all put in that night and how engaging it was and is something I want to look into! Thank You!”

“I just wanted to let you know that the seminar was fantastic! Thank you it was very inspiring so much need it!!! Because it has been a big challenge for me and before the seminar I was feeling that I am on the wrong path choosing to be on this field. But after yesterday I remember WHY I am back to school after so many years and honestly it is my passion studying law, I always wanted to be a lawyer, but because of the circumstances in life I was not able to do it! I don’t think I will get there but becoming a Paralegal it means so much to me! Thanks for all the support ! I am so happy to be part of your class and get to know you.”

“I am happy I attended because I did learn a lot and retained a lot of the information given tonight. I also appreciated how authentic, transparent, and relatable the panelists were.” 

The Paralegal Studies Team would like to express our gratitude and thank the following speakers and panelists:

Skyline College President, Dr. Melissa Moreno

San Francisco Paralegal Association President, Amy McGuigan

“Become a Legal Support Professional” panelists: Sheryl Bernardo, Albert Chen, Grace Liu, and Simona Stodulkova

“Recruiter Insight: Trends in the Legal Job Market” panelist: Samir Metovic

“Law School and You” panelists: Kellie Baumann, Alejandra Campos Tostado, and Nikki McLaughlin

The Paralegal Studies Team would also like to thank the MCPR team for marketing support and Roger Marcelo for multimedia support.

We look forward to growing our community of mentors to further support the academic and career pathways of our students.


Article by Jesselle Hoque

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