Legal-Ease: How to prepare for a legal career

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

School is about to start again in just a few short weeks, and many students will be deciding what they’d like their future to look like soon. Some students may consider joining the legal field, but that doesn’t necessarily mean becoming a lawyer. Some positions outside of being an attorney are legal assistants, clerks and paralegals.

Each path within the legal field has its own set of requirements with the path of becoming a lawyer being the most regimented.

As Northwest Ohio elementary, middle school and high school students return to the classroom in the coming weeks, many students will decide their future career fields. Some students may consider the legal profession.

Many people seek legal-related careers without becoming attorneys. Independent from law enforcement, some of those positions include becoming a legal assistant (formerly “secretary”), a clerk or a paralegal.

Read Lee’s full article on starting a legal career in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: How to prepare for a legal career

Source:, Legal-Ease: How to prepare for a legal career by Lee R. Schroeder, August 2, 2014

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