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Prepare to Practice

Are you practice ready?


It’s time to get to work and you need to be ready to impress. Your professors have prepared you to think like a lawyer. Now you have to put your knowledge into practice.

LexisNexis Prepare to Practice was built on feedback from summer associates, legal interns and judicial clerks to ensure you understand the common tasks you’ll face no matter where you “get to work.”

 Get the practice-ready skills you need.

Prove You’re Practice Ready

Get practice ready certified by successfully completing three online modules. Your name will be recognized in the LexisNexis Practice-Ready Certification Registry.

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Learn Practice Area Research

Practice area research is tricky. You have to be versed in the common tasks and know the important sources to find what you’re looking for. Check out our spring practice area webinar schedule and test your knowledge of practice area research through our skill endorsement quizzes. 

PRACTICE AREA RESOURCES

Be Ready For the Common Tasks

Accomplish typical research and drafting tasks with polish and professionalism. Starting on February 1, a new PRACtask will be published on Lexis+ each week. Complete all 10 tips to get the skills you need to succeed. 

Sign on to Lexis+ and click the diamond icon at the top right of the page to display PRACtasks.

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Campus-Specific Training

What do you do when a partner asks you to research an unfamiliar topic, analyze regulations and administrative decisions, or draft a pleading or motion? Get hands-on training using the industry’s leading research, analytics and visualization tools.

TRAINING AT YOUR SCHOOL

 Practice-Ready Certification

Summer Associate Survival Guides And Tips


Whether you’re working in a large, medium or small firm you’ll need to adapt to the firm culture to succeed. Below are links to a few key Practical Guidance articles authored by law firm associates giving you the inside scoop on how to impress as a summer associate.


View all 54 summer associate tip articles here.


Working at the Federal Government

If you’re going to work for the federal government, then you’ll want to know what to expect. Watch the on-demand recording of our popular Working at the Federal Government webinar. You’ll learn about all angles of federal service.

  • US. Courts (first 20 minutes): Federal clerkships are not easy but walking into that clerkship with some quick tricks will save you time and help you impress your judge. This session also discusses what LexisNexis ID to use and common clerkship tasks.
  • Department of Justice (second 20 minutes): This session focuses on secondary sources the DOJ frequently references; administrative codes and regulations; news; and forms. This part of the webinar also covers what LexisNexis ID to use and common DOJ tasks.
  • Federal Agencies (last 20 minutes): This session covers the more common tasks across federal agencies including searching administrative and agency decisions; administrative codes and regulations; public records; and news. You’ll also learn what LexisNexis ID to use.

Quick Links To Public Interest And
Practice Area Resources


  • Equal Justice Practice Center – Find Law360 Justice Reports, Statutes & Pending Legislation, and other top sources.

  • Voting Rights Resource Kit – Resources on voting rights in the U.S., with links to advocacy organizations. In addition, this resource kit provides links to primary law, secondary sources, and news articles in Lexis to help you understand the legal landscape of voting rights protections.

  • Protestors’ Rights Resource Kit - Resources to inform protesters and the press covering protests of their legal rights. The resources also provide practical tips when in a protest or in encounters with law enforcement.

  • Racial Equality & Police Reform – Curated state & local legislative and regulatory information for purposes of tracking government action.

  • Law360 Access to Justice – Expert analysis and articles on equal justice issues.

  • ABA Public Interest Career Assistance – Information about school-specific specialized public interest counseling & programs, as well as other helpful resources for students searching for public interest employment.

  • Equal Justice Works - Nonprofit organization bringing together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to facilitate employment opportunities and promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice.

  • PSJD - Online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest job listings and career-building resources.

  • Lexis+ Practice Centers – Select a practice area and get all the research resources for that practice area organized in one location. Practice Centers are a one-stop shop for all things practice area.