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acarter42 in Erie, Colorado

Torn between ABA and non ABA

I have recently enrolled in Community college to purse my paralegal degree. Right now I am just taking my pre-reqs. The school I am at is not ABA...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Paralegal; how important is ABA-approval if you already have a Bachelor's degree? - 5 Replies

Hello, I recently graduated from UW-Madison with two Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. I am interested in becoming a...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Legal secretary vs paralegal? Which has more job openings? Which is a better career? - 102 Replies

I will be going to college soon and want to do something in the legal field. I know that a legal assistant and a paralegal are the same thing. But...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Re: Low Cost ABA Approved Paralegal Program - SEBRON University - 8 Replies

My friend just got accepted to their Paralegal program, and it was just $2495 .. just wanted to share ...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Can paralegal degrees earned in one state help you get a paralegal job in another state? - 1 Reply

I am in the process of earning a paralegal degree A.A.S. in New York state and my degree is in a program approved by the American Bar Association. ...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Is being a paralegal that bad? - 456 Replies

I am a 22 year old undergraduate English major looking to become a paralegal and I have some questions for those who have experience. 1.) Is...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Thinking About Becoming A Paralegal? (avoid this field altogether)

You may be considering this as a new career field. You may be considering going back to school to earn a degree (AA/BA) or certificate in paralegal...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

Paralegal vs Legal Assistant - 1 Reply

Is there a difference how the US Dept of Labor views a Paralegal vs. Legal Assistant? Even though the titles are interchangeable with may...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

Recent Paralegal Certificate Graduate Who Can't Find Entry-Level Work - 2 Replies

Last summer I returned to college to work on a paralegal certificate and finished that certificate 2 months ago. When I started working on the...

Steve in El Cajon, California

Updated 5 months ago

Advice for a paralegal student? - 409 Replies

I only received one response to this, so I am posting again in hope of more feedback: I would greatly appreciate as much thoughtful feedback as I...

Dar Hoshanna in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 6 months ago

Paralegal school - is it worth it? Probably not. - 50 Replies

Ok. I did a little research on a paper I have to write for my Economics of Education class. My topic is on the rates of returns to education for what...

Elizabeth in Medford, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Anyone familiar with Widener University? - 4 Replies

Hello, I was just accepted to Widener University for their paralegal certification program. Its ABA approved. It costs $10k. I already have a BA in...

Gallahad in California

Updated 7 months ago

Does anyone like being a paralegal? - 204 Replies

I'm 28 years old, and at a point in my life where I need to get serious about starting a career. I don't really have any marketable skills, despite...

MDeck79 in Brunswick, Maine

Does it matter what your degree is in when it comes to becoming a paralegal?

Good day, I am currently enrolled in an online university for my associates in criminal justice. My husband is in the Navy and we will be moving to...

DJ from Columbia in Matthews, North Carolina

Updated 8 months ago

Choosing between ABA-approved and non-ABA approved certification program... - 564 Replies

I am graduating next month and will then have a BA in Sociology. I am currently looking into two different certification programs (in Seattle, WA)...

endoftheworld in Danbury, Connecticut

Updated 8 months ago

Is court reporting a good job for introverts? - 13 Replies

I consider myself shy and introverted, though don't mind interacting with people occasionally, and I'm interested in pursuing a career as a...

Question101 in Garland, Texas

Paralegal Job Opportunities

I am looking for a new carerr path. I have a B.S. in nuclear medicine twchnology, a field that is currently oversaturated. Are there many job...

Researcher in Toronto, Ontario

Paralegal programs in Canada

Did you take a paralegal training program at a college in Canada? If so, this survey of graduates and students of career colleges might be for you:...

IP Paralegal in Seattle, Washington

Updated 12 months ago

George Washington Univ. Masters program - 84 Replies

Hi all...wondering if anyone has information on the Masters in Paralegal Studies program offered by George Washington University? I am currently...

Fight For Your Rights in Stepping Out In Faith. Believing and Receiving. Anaheim, California

Updated 22 months ago

Does it get any better than this? - 3 Replies

I was hired about 5 months ago as an entry level receptionist and told that eventually within a year my position would change to paralegal. Being a...

GoldenParalegal in Atlanta, Georgia


Hi! I am thinking about taking on some freelance paralegal work. I have plenty of time in the evenings, as I have no children at home anymore. I have...

Cloudsx in Michigan

Updated 23 months ago

If you have been (or are) a paralegal please take a moment to answer this simple question... - 366 Replies

Do you like being a paralegal? Why or why not? Please mention the "style" of paralegal that you are/were (corporate, government, etc.). And if...

JohannaPA in Reading, Pennsylvania

Updated 24 months ago

Are there entry level jobs (realistically) for paralegals - 2 Replies

I have seen some job openings but most ask for top 100 schools. Are there jobs out there for people with no experience? Are paralegals being phased...

JohannaPA in Reading, Pennsylvania

Updated 24 months ago

Post baccalaureate Paralegal Certification Programs - 1 Reply

I'm looking for opinions of online Paralegal Certification programs. I already hold a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas and within my...

JohannaPA in Reading, Pennsylvania

Updated 24 months ago

Considering becoming a Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA how hard is it to get a entry level job? - 1 Reply

Hello everyone! I am in my last year of Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in law. I have 3 Associates degrees (...

TMF1977 in Yonkers, New York

Updated 25 months ago

Career Change - I did it - 4 Replies

Hi all, I've posted under many user names, but you'd have to search to find them all. Here's my story: Started with solo practitioner, spent 3...

Mezosub in Costa Mesa, California

Updated 25 months ago

Potential for employment - considering career change - 2 Replies

Hi Folks, My wife recently finished her bachelors degree in theology after spending many years raising our kids and managing the house. She has...

Mezosub in Costa Mesa, California

Updated 25 months ago

Leaving academia and looking into the paralegal profession - 1 Reply

I am a 30 year old male with a master's degree in English. I am currently employed as an adjunct instructor at a local community college. As an...

bjarred1992 in Louisville, Kentucky

If I have an Associates of Arts in Paralegal Studies what should I get my bachelors degree in?

I'm staring college this fall at the University of Louisville and I'm going to get an Associates of Arts in Paralegal Studies, which is approved by...

Boochild2001 in Yuma, Arizona

Updated 27 months ago

Online Paralegal training - 116 Replies

I'd sure like someone to give some opinions on experiences with the online paralegal training schools. I'm considering Blackstone, but also looking...

Mezosub in Irvine, California

Updated 29 months ago

Post paralegal steps - 4 Replies

Hello all, I have a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and I am thinking about going into the law field after graduating from college over 10...

Susan in Archer, Florida

Paralegal careers

Is there a paralegal that could answer the following questions? 1. Name of paralegal, legal assistant or legal secretary, his/her employer,...

Undecided again! in Lafayette, Colorado

Updated 30 months ago

City of Denver or State of Colo.?? - 114 Replies

State of Colo. pays less, but seems to have better benefits, like paid time off. City of Denver has a job that suits me better. Seems like movement...

Need guidance in Warwick, Rhode Island

Updated 31 months ago

Paralegal Salaries & Job Market in California? - 148 Replies

Hi everyone, I'd appreciate any advice anyone has. I 24 and I have a BA in Literature and am debating between becoming a high school teacher or a...

Mezosub in Los Angeles, California

Updated 31 months ago

New Paralegal Opportunity - Lowball Offer? - 1 Reply

I am in my mid-20's. I have a B.S. in Administration of Justice and an ABA-approved paralegal certificate. I have 3.5 yrs of law office experience,...

dawndmd in Traverse City, Michigan

Updated 31 months ago

Charging for freelance work - suggestions? - 65 Replies

I've been unofficially doing freelance paralegal work for various attorneys for about a year since getting my degree. I specialize in researching...

vichere74 in Mendon, Michigan

Looking for an ABA online Paralegal college

The colleges near me offer in-class only courses and are more than an hour away from my home. Any recommendations for an ALL online ABA college or...

LS in Edmond, Oklahoma

Updated 31 months ago

Question about becoming a paralegal - 1 Reply

Currently just graduated with a bachelors degree in criminal justice and interested in working as a paralegal. Looking at postings, they are mostly...

Thinking about it in Grapevine, Texas

Updated 32 months ago

The Parelegal Job Market Sucks? - 126 Replies

I'm a parelegal student at a community college and have been considering switching to a network administration program. I am already aware that many...

Indie_One in Wichita, Kansas

Updated 32 months ago

Exploring the possibilities of freelance paralegal work... - 1 Reply

Hi, I have been a self-employed mortgage professional for the past ten years, and I have a notary license as well. I have done very well but this...

katty123 in Tallahassee, Florida

Updated 33 months ago

Paralegal degree first or business mngt. - 30 Replies

I just completed my military service in the US Army and I am contemplating in entering the paralegal career field. I am interested in practicing in...

sad-cindy in Wilmington, Delaware

Updated 33 months ago


Ater graduating from Paralegal School, I was temping while looling for my full-time Paralegal job. One assignment was working for a corporation in...

Itis in San Diego, California

Updated 33 months ago

I'm very confused. - 3 Replies

For the longest I have been wanting to become a paralegal. It's not so I can move onto being a lawyer, it's because I want to be a paralegal. I love...

BG in Carlsbad, California

Updated 33 months ago

Paralegal Advice for future student - 6 Replies

I am looking into the Paralegal studies and was wondering if anybody could give me adive as to what I am getting myself into? I want to know things...

BG in Carlsbad, California

Updated 33 months ago

I want to be a paralegal, but am unsure of what to specialize in? - 1 Reply

After extensive research, I have decided I would like to go to school for paralegal studies, however I'm undecided on what area of law to specialize...

ang in Highland, New York

Updated 33 months ago

Skills "Refresher" courses? - 8 Replies

Hello, I am a paralegal who has been out of circulation for a few years. Can anyone recommend a refresher CLE or course that would help me sharpen up...

BG in Carlsbad, California

Updated 34 months ago

Center for Legal Studies - 15 Replies

A while back, I heard about this program I never attended or anything, but I did call to ask a few questions. I...

BG in Carlsbad, California

Updated 34 months ago

Two year Associates degree from a city college or an accelerated certificate course from a Top Tier private university? - 1 Reply

I'm developing plans to become a paralegal and I want to figure out the best course of action to achieve the best education to prepare me to enter...

TDayME in Lewiston, Maine

Real Estate Sales Agent course for Paralegal position

I'm interested in becoming a real estate paralegal. I received my paralegal certificate 6 years ago and worked in litigation as a legal assistant...

Legalpara in Patchogue, New York

Confusion on Paralegal salary in NY?

Hi, currently working as a paralegal in a small law firm. About 25 employees total, started here as a stentil typist and worked my way up to...

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