Paralegal Mentorship and Workforce (“PMWP”)

The Paralegal Mentorship and Workforce (“PMWP”) program was specifically designed for youth with a genuine interest in the legal field. Our program encourages the growth of the paralegal profession, attesting to and encouraging a high level of achievement by providing one-on-one training in a legal setting. PMWP will help the participant/student jumpstart their career in getting their foot in the door of any legal establishment looking for an experienced legal secretary, legal assistant, or paralegal. The participant will be receiving adequate support that includes interviewing etiquette and support from our specialists to ensure they become marketable in their targeted area of law. The participant/student is learning and earning to get the feel of working in their prospective profession.

Getting the training in an active legal setting will expose the participant/student to the legal profession and make them further aware of their ethical and professional responsibilities.


• Be a resident of New York State
• Be between 17-24 years of age
• Be authorized to work in the United States
• Have a High School Diploma or GED
• Have an interest in the legal field


• To provide the participants/students with the fundamentals and curriculum designed by our Paralegals and Attorneys, necessary skills, and practical experience required for employment in the legal sector
• To give participants/students an equal opportunity to continue their education after completion of our program through ongoing support
• To expose the participants/students to a real-life legal setting at one of our locations which will be completed in 12 weeks.
• To provide participants/students with an equal opportunity to work with attorneys, and law firms and interact with the courts.


• Each participant/student will receive an updated resume
• Interviewing techniques and practices with our Career Counselor
• Reference letter for employment
• Assistance with continuing education
• Assistance with employment through our partnerships with legal staffing agencies

A message from the Co-founders

Latinas remain one of the most underrepresented groups in the legal profession, currently constituting only 2% of all lawyers, despite comprising nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States. While there has been significant growth in the percentage of Latinas pursuing legal careers in recent years, the number who advance, stay, or thrive in the legal profession remains a minority.

As the Co-founders of Paralegals FTC, Inc., we take immense pride in our journey as pioneers in the Paralegal profession, consistently demonstrating professional excellence. Our commitment to excellence has not only earned us nominations and awards but has also established a remarkable track record of contributing to the betterment of our community. Through our dedicated efforts, we have influenced aspiring Latinas to pursue legal careers, fostering growth and empowerment through our internship and mentorship programs.

Furthermore, our dedication to community impact extends to the educational realm. By hosting students, we provide exposure to new opportunities within the legal field, aiming to broaden their horizons and inspire future professionals. This is what has led us to develop The Paralegal Mentorship & Workforce Program (PMWP); an accredited online course, dedicated to help Latinas shatter the glass ceiling and secure advancement and long-term success in the legal world. These endeavors reflect our ongoing commitment to pushing the boundaries of excellence in the legal field and empowering individuals just like us to thrive in their legal careers.

With this program, we. dedicate ourselves to breaking barriers, fostering inclusivity, and continuing our mission to inspire, uplift, and create lasting change within the legal profession and beyond.

Swannie Batista-Gil & Rachel Batista-McChain

DISCLAIMER:     Paralegals FTC, Inc., is a non profit, tax exempt organization under section 501(c)3. We are a Paralegal firm and not Attorneys or a Law Firm. We cannot provide representation or give legal advice. Our firm provides non-attorney legal services to the community, law firms and other agencies.