You’ll arrive early. But will you arrive prepared?
Be practice ready with the skills your employer expects.

Arrive Practice Ready with the Practical Skills Employers Expect


As a new law associate, there are basic skills employers expect you to have. You’ve been taught how to think like a lawyer; now is the time to learn how to arrive practice ready.


Be ready on day one with the Prepare to Practice training plan we’ve developed for you. And relax, you don’t have to dress to impress. The training is on demand, so you can take it whenever, wherever you want.

What You’ll Learn

Quickly Research Unfamiliar Topics

Law associates can spend up to eight hours researching each day, pitting them against areas of law they’re unfamiliar with. Give yourself an advantage by starting your research the same way attorneys do.

Find the Right Regulations

With Prepare to Practice you’ll learn to swiftly research regulations, their regulatory history and the administrative decisions that interpret them, getting your employer the information they need with precision and efficiency.

Draft Any Document Requested

Over half of all law associates don’t feel prepared for some legal drafting assignments. We’ll teach you how to write, prepare and find any legal document asked of you, even if you don’t know where to begin.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Law associates say their ability to solve and accomplish basic research and drafting tasks on their own sets them apart from their peers and helps them get the most out of their summer experience.

Get More Than Training

Prepare to Practice—Three Simple Steps

We’ll guide you through what to do when a partner asks you to have the research on her desk before 6 A.M. or to draft a motion in 20 minutes.

Professional Research Certification

After you successfully complete both Prepare to Practice on-demand activities, you’ll receive an email providing you the link to the Professional Research Certification assessment. Complete this 12-question assessment with a score of 80% or higher and your name will be added to the LexisNexis Registry of Certified Students for potential employers to see. Once you’re added to the registry you can add Professional Research Certified to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

If you completed both activities and have not receive the link to the assessment, please contact your in-school Account Executive for assistance.

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