You're intrigued by the idea of becoming a paralegal but you're not quite sure what all that entails. We laid out the basics to give you a broad overview so you can decide if you have what it takes to pursue this profession.
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Paralegals play an integral role in a firm's success-every document filed, every interview conducted and every ounce of research collected matters. You might find that the profession is just the right fit for you.
Sure, the lawyers seem to be in the limelight during court scenes. It’s not always so evident that these lawyers’ successes and failures often depend on their paralegals. Perhaps you have heard of this type of law career, but what does a paralegal really do?
You want to be seen as a valuable asset from your first day on the job, and that means specializing. Concentrating on a precise area of focus could be the key to making you more marketable as a paralegal. It’s also a great way to land a corporate legal position rather than working at a firm.
eDiscovery has become a crucial part of a paralegal’s job due to the increased prevalence of information sharing via technology. Learn more about this exciting aspect of the legal field as we consult the experts and break down everything you need to know about eDiscovery!
We connected with paralegal pros to find out exactly what the profession entails and the skills you’ll need to be successful. Pay attention to this insider insight to help decide if this career is right for you.
Becoming a paralegal might be the perfect option for you. But before you get too far ahead of yourself, it’s important to become familiar with some of the important paralegal skills you need to succeed in the field.
Following industry blogs are a great source of education, conversation and motivation for paralegal hopefuls. We identified 14 of the top paralegal blogs that you can't afford to miss in 2014!
Frederich Nietzsche really was on to something when he wrote: "What does not kill me, makes me stronger." Twin Cities-based paralegal student, Jennifer Smith Van Nest, is a great example of that-a difficult divorce and legal battle for custody of her daughter could have broken her spirit; instead she used it as fuel in her pursuit of a paralegal associate degree.
What's the difference between a lawyer and a paralegal? The number of jokes made about them. Now that we've got that out of the way, we've decided to compare the two roles in terms of salary, career outlook, job duties and education required so you can decide which route into the legal field is the best option for you.
Some experts have predicted that the paralegal profession will disappear over the next decade. We're not buying what they're selling and you shouldn't either.
To the get the lowdown on a career path that promises 83,000 new jobs by 2020, we asked six professionals working in the field for some real-world advice for those looking to get into it.