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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Are you interested in a career as a paralegal? Now is a good time to educate yourself in this ever-expanding field. Check out this exciting infographic on what future career opportunities are ahead for paralegals.
We had the opportunity to speak to Jessica Pieklo, a paralegal instructor and practicing lawyer about degree and career information for paralegals. This justice career allows you to utilize your organization and research skills to be the right hand person to a lawyer. Read more here:
Have you ever been compelled by what goes on in a court room? If so, becoming a paralegal or a legal assistant may be a step in the right direction for you and your career.
Looking to pursue a law-oriented degree? This article explores career options for paralegals from an expert law copywriter.