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Learn the Basics of a Paralegal Certificate Program

Posted by Katie Fridsma

Jul 26, 2013 2:42:00 PM

Paralegals can take several different paths to enter the legal profession.  These typically involve different levels of education, on-the-job-training, and certifications.  Where paralegals work and what specific tasks they perform, however, depends on the kind of skills, experience, and education they have.

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Topics: paralegal certificate, paralegal degree, graduates and alumni, online classes, career, certification, education and training

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, paralegal externship, career

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

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