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Paralegal Career: A Different Route To The Legal Profession

Posted by Gail Armatys

Jun 20, 2013 4:47:00 PM

When you hear the words "legal profession," the first thing that usually comes to mind is a lawyer. Attorneys are often thought of in trials: questioning witnesses, evaluating evidence, working with clients. But, becoming an attorney isn't the only route to creating a legal career. Paralegals who work alongside and support attorneys often find themselves in the most satisfactory legal career of all.

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Topics: career

Paralegals: Real Heroes and Defenders of Justice

Posted by Gail Armatys

Jun 12, 2013 9:46:00 AM

Paralegal Working with Attorney resized 600Paralegal jobs are some of the hottest in the market this  decade. Experts have recently increased their optimistic outlook of the paralegal occupation after seeing a rebound from the economic issues that have plagued the legal industry in the recent past. Consumers are looking for value in their legal services and paralegals provide attorneys the opportunity to help their clients in a more flexible, affordable, and fair way.

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Topics: career

Four Ways Externships Help Paralegals Succeed

Posted by Gail Armatys

Jun 7, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Paralegal ExternDo you know which area of law you want to work in after you graduate from your paralegal program? Do you know if you want to work for a small or large firm? Do you know how you are going to enter the paralegal profession with no office skills? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you should consider participating in an externship.

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Topics: paralegal certificate, paralegal degree, career, paralegal externship

Three Ways to Earn the Paralegal Salary You Desire

Posted by Gail Armatys

May 29, 2013 3:23:00 PM

Are you considering becoming a paralegal? The choices you make can have a big impact on the salary you earn.Paralegal Salary

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Topics: paralegal certificate, paralegal degree, career

Changing Careers? Consider Paralegal.

Posted by Gail Armatys

May 22, 2013 2:38:00 PM

If you are a career changer, take a look into the paralegal profession. This career creates opportunity to utilize existing interests, talents, and expertise in combination with legal skill and knowledge.  If you are interested in the law, take a look at one student's story and her decision to gain her paralegal education and begin a new career.

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Topics: veterans and military, career, education and training

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