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Career Changer Finds Success in Paralegal Program

Posted by Gail Armatys

Feb 12, 2013 10:44:00 AM

 

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Topics: online classes, financial aid, paralegal certificate, career, paralegal skills, education and training

Four Attitudes of a Highly Effective Paralegal Student

Posted by Gail Armatys

Feb 4, 2013 1:04:00 PM

There is a continuous demand for highly-skilled paralegals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics sees a 28 percent rise in the demand for paralegal services from 2008 to 2018. This means great opportunities for paralegal students who are work hard to finish their courses. To excel in the paralegal profession, each candidate should start by becoming an effective student. Here are the top attitudes every aspiring paralegal should have.

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Topics: online classes, career, paralegal skills, education and training

Paralegal Program Offers Professional Communication Skills Workshop

Posted by Gail Armatys

Jan 14, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Every year we survey employers of paralegals.  These employers are consistent in telling us effective communication skills are essential to a paralegal's job performance.

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Topics: career

Creating a Powerful Resume to Land a Paralegal Job Interview

Posted by Gail Armatys

Jan 4, 2013 1:59:00 PM

Tina Ghanavati, Director of Career Services, Center for Advanced Legal Studies

Tina Ghanavati
Director of Career Services
Center for Advanced Legal Studies

(Note: This is the first of two articles on preparing an effective, persuasive resume and cover letter to assist you in landing a paralegal job).

The days and nights of studying, writing papers and attending classes are over. You finally have your paralegal degree or paralegal certificate. Now it’s time to go get a job!

But before you start applying anywhere, you’re going to need a solid, persuasive resume, one that will help convince an employer that you’re a viable candidate and that you deserve to be interviewed.

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Topics: paralegal certificate, paralegal degree, career

Just One Question. Ever Consider a Career as a Paralegal?

Posted by Gail Armatys

Nov 12, 2012 11:51:00 AM

It was a cold winter’s day in New York City and Christina Ladyman was working as an assistant manager at a local house wares store. She was a new mom and a fresh college graduate with a major in marketing and a minor in law, and she was waiting for the next chapter of her life to begin. At the moment, however, she was busy wrapping a package for a waiting customer. The man, who happened to be an attorney, was chatting with her companionably. He wondered out loud why she was working there and asked her if she had ever considered a career as a paralegal. His current assistant was going on maternity leave and he was impressed with Christina’s people skills and attention to detail, so he offered her a job on the spot.

Christina Ladyman

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Topics: career

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