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

Arrive on Day One with Practice-Ready Skills


As a new law associate, you’re expected to bring certain practical skills to the job. You’ve been taught how to think like a lawyer; now is the time to learn how to stand out from day one.


Walk through the door ready to handle whatever comes your way with the Prepare to Practice training plan we’ve developed for you. There are new in-person and on-demand training options, so you can take it whenever and 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

Learn to swiftly research regulations, their history and the administrative decisions that interpret them, delivering 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 maximize visibility in their new position.

Get Rewarded for Training

How Do I Get Started?

Attend an On-Campus Workshop

Go to one of our in-person workshops and find out what to do when a partner asks you to research an unfamiliar topic, research regulations and administrative decisions, or draft a complaint.

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Watch Our Skills Videos

As a follow-up to the Prepare to Practice workshop, learn how to find the right documents to complete any drafting assignment, including transactional and litigation drafting assignments.

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Complete Your Certification

After completing an on-campus workshop or the video trainings below, you’re eligible to take the certification exam and become Professional Research Certified. Prove you’re practice ready!

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Get More On-Demand Training

Watch high-level presentations and demonstrations that will teach you how to find critical information on the Lexis Advance®, giving you more opportunities to learn key skills for a successful legal career.

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Prepare to Practice On-Demand Training

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.

Researching an Unfamiliar Topic

Impress your employer from the start with your ability to confidently research treatises and other secondary sources. After completing this skills video, you’ll know how to use the same resources senior associates use day in and day out.

Professional Research Certification

After you successfully complete both Prepare to Practice on-demand activities, the link to the Professional Research Certification assessment will be emailed to you within 48 hours. Complete this 10-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 received the link to the assessment, please contact your in-school Account Executive for assistance.

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