In the Media

Training boost for paralegals

PUBLISHED January 19, 2012

Among the celebrations marking Charles Dickens? birth it is as well to remember that the young writer?s first proper job ? after his brush with the blacking factory ? was with Ellis and Blackmore, a firm of solicitors. He was, in effect, a paralegal. But there were no routes of advancement available to him. His career in the law looked as promising as Oliver Twist?s request for seconds at dinner.