James Riley

Rocklin, California

New beginnings and endless possibilities through distance education

Since graduating from Lakewood College, James Riley began working as a paralegal for Dalby • Wyant Law Firm in Roseville, CA. He has been working with the firm for approximately six months. Because of the skills and knowledge acquired from Lakewood College, he transitioned into this role easily.

James successfully completed Lakewood's nine hundred clock hour Paralegal–Legal Assistant Diploma Program, which consists of sixteen lesson examinations, twenty practical skill assignments and a final exam. With an overall grade point average of 3.95, James has demonstrated a superior ability to be self-motivated while working independently, and a passion for completing goals! Based on James' grades and quality in practical application, his academic performance in this program was excellent.

Over the holidays in 2016, James did some volunteer work in a community kitchen, feeding those in need. He has also been involved in fundraising; gathering school supplies for grade school students who were in need. He collected more than 50 backpacks and stuffed them full of essential supplies.

"The quality of education at Lakewood provided me with necessary tools I needed to enter into the Paralegal field. Because of Lakewood, I had the confidence to venture into the field that I would have otherwise not had access to."

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