Paralegal Jobs- Are They Out There?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the paralegal and legal assisting field is expected to grow at a rate of 17% between 2012 and 2022. This is 6% faster than the average industry growth rate. Now, here’s where most of you reading this, say “No Way! I don’t believe that for a second!” In today’s economy, it can be difficult for anyone … [Read more...]

Paralegal Calendar Management

According to the American Bar Association (“ABA”), roughly 13% of malpractice claim errors are related to improper calendaring (See The Most Common Legal Malpractice Claims by Types of Alleged Error). If you’ve worked as a paralegal for very long you have almost certainly missed a deadline and your boss has probably missed a hearing or two as well. … [Read more...]

Paralegal Education, How to Pay for It?

For many, the biggest obstacle to getting a college education or completing a certificate program is the expense. However, there are some ways that you can get help paying for your education and in some instances even get a free ride. Free Application for Federal Student Aid The first step to finding money to pay for college is to complete a Free … [Read more...]

How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Advance Your Career

Social media isn’t just about connecting with other professionals, it is about connecting with the right professionals and building a reputation that can help you gain prestige and get a promotion or land a better job. And LinkedIn groups might be one of the best social media outlets for you to do this. “LinkedIn groups offer one of the best ways … [Read more...]

Paralegal Writing- 15 Words and Phrases You May be Using Wrong

You've  been speaking and writing your whole life and are pretty sure that you have a firm grasp of the English language, so you might be surprised to find out that many people use some common words and phrases wrong, and you may be one of them.   1. Affect vs. Effect Affect is a verb and means to impress or produce a change in. “Her … [Read more...]

Legal Ethics – Are You Being Properly Supervised?

A paralegal can perform any task that an attorney can, with the exceptions of representing a client in front of a judge, who is not an administrative law judge (“ALJ”), forming the attorney-client relationship with a client on behalf of an attorney employer, signing legal pleadings on behalf of an attorney or client, and giving legal advice that is … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should do Before Your Paralegal Education

Before you sign up for paralegal classes, there are 5 things that you really should do to increase your chances of finding a job and being successful as a paralegal.  Doing these 5 things before, choosing your school and your classes can make starting your new career as a paralegal much easier and far more rewarding. 1. Learn about the different … [Read more...]

10 Things You Can do With a Paralegal Degree

If you have graduated college and are ready to start your career but are unable to find work as a paralegal, do not worry. There are many jobs that you can do with your degree while you are waiting for the perfect paralegal position. These jobs will not only allow you to continue searching for just the right paralegal job while still earning a … [Read more...]

Answers to Becoming a Paralegal to Freelance Business

Educational Requirements for Becoming a Paralegal Q: Do I need to go to college to be a paralegal? A: Probably. If you already have a bachelor degree in something related to the paralegal field, you may not need any further education to get your foot in the door somewhere as a paralegal or legal secretary. However, if you have less than a … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Getting Freelance Paralegal Work Using Online Job Boards

Whether you run your own freelance paralegal business or you just want to earn some extra cash, job boards are an excellent way to find freelance paralegal work. However, to be successful using job boards, there are some things that you will need to do before bidding on any jobs. The first thing you will need to do is get a website. Not only … [Read more...]

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