Generally, the field placement host entity receives professional goodwill along with an extra set of hands and eyes from an up-and-coming student contributing within a support role. With a receptive open mind, even the most established and experienced of hosts may, and likely will, find that a student is able to bring and share helpful ideas and fresh perspective.
A placement host:
- Will provide encouragement;
- Will provide candid advice and opinions;
- Will delegate intriguing hands-on legal tasks;
- Will educate and inform with anecdotes from experience;
- Will assist with networking among existing connections;
- Will share details of key contacts and special resources;
- Will provide guidance and inspiration; and
- Will encourage a healthy work-life balance.
The field placement is intended to provide the student with exposure to real world legal situations, and preferrably, some actual hands-on support experience. As a Paralegal Student or Articling Candidate, you are responsible for finding a placement host or articling placement with a Law Society approved articling principal or placement host. Sign up and start forming connections.
A placement student:
- Will openly exhibit humility;
- Will communicate forthcomingly;
- Will demonstrate loyalty and respect;
- Will adhere to confidentiality rules;
- Will welcome constructive criticisms;
- Will dutifully accept and perform tasks;
- Will perform openmindedly; and
- Will contribute effectively.