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VanessaFas in East Haven, Connecticut

Updated 16 months ago

Being a Teacher vs. a Paralegal - 103 Replies

Hi! I just moved to CT and I'm torn between choosing two career paths: teacher vs. paralegal. I have a BA in English Literature. I want to...

Displaced Legal Professional in Denver, Colorado

Updated 16 months ago

Plaintiff Paralegal Salary and Overtime - 1 Reply

Do plaintiff paralegal's get salary and overtime pay? Just started working on the plaintiff's side and was curious what to ask for? Thank you!

Prof in Brampton, Ontario

Canadians: Paralegal Freelance Online

Has anyone had experience trying online freelancing as a paralegal? Do websites like http://proffer.ca deliver? Or is it just a waste of time?

Holly in Orem, Utah

Updated 18 months ago

Any tips for working for a single attorney in family law? - 2 Replies

I recently accepted a position to work as a paralegal for a single attorney office, specializing in family law. Can anyone give any tips or advice...

Erica in Cleveland, Ohio

Updated 18 months ago

paralegal interview/questions - 3 Replies

Hi everybody, I'm a college student and I just switched my major to paralegal studies which I'll be starting next semester. Part of one of my...

evansk541

Preparing for Employment

I'm currently an sophomore undergraduate student studying English with a Pre-Law concentration tacked on to that. I'm trying to find some temporary...

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

Updated 19 months ago

WOLI online school CLA vs A.S. degree in paralegal studies? Help, please! - 1 Reply

I am a 27 year old female that lives in florida (currently a stay at home mother of 2) thinking about becoming a paralegal, but not sure what to look...

ycale in Kyle, Texas

Updated 19 months ago

Finding the first Paralegal Job - 35 Replies

I am going to be graduating from an ABA approved paralegal program in may, already have my bachelors. I currently have a job that I really don't...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 19 months ago

For those exiting the paralegal field- your thoughts and feelings? - 19 Replies

I am writing this as a person who holds a BA and paralegal certificate from an ABA program. I graduated back in 2009 and have decided to move on as...

marshamc999@att.net in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 19 months ago

Has anyone heard of the Center for Legal Studies? - 37 Replies

Was looking at their website and it shows a ton of different programs that you take through them but you get the degree from a college of your choice...

vg2388 in Santa Rita, Guam

selecting the school

I have a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and decided to obtain a certificate in paralegal studies. Considering my physical location, an online...

Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 21 months ago

Looking into persuing paralegal degree.. lots of questions - 217 Replies

Ok, so im looking to start in A community college for a degree in Paralegal studies and i have a few questions. Is it worth it and does to pay off to...

Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 21 months ago

Top Challenges Facing Paralegals in the 21st Century. - 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I am doing a research project for school, and I was wondering if I could have some of your thoughts on this question. I know that...

MMerino in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Updated 21 months ago

4-year degree required. *sigh* - 69 Replies

I see this all day, every day. Paralegal job ads that specifically state that a Bachelor's degree is required. I have 6 years of experience as a...

Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 21 months ago

Is Paralegal a wise career choice? - 1 Reply

I have been working a hard labor job for almost seven years now and decided I no longer want to perform this kind of labor. I am 24 years old and the...

Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

Updated 21 months ago

How do I request an annual performance evaluation? (Paralegal) - 9 Replies

I need to request an evaluation in order to be considered for an annual raise. I was hoping someone would have advice on how to email the office...

Used to love my job : ( in Denver, Colorado

Updated 23 months ago

Getting fired! - 24 Replies

I'm about to be fired. One of the attorneys I know told me. I've been here many years and was really upset to hear about it. Although, I was...

Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 23 months ago

Advice for a paralegal student? - 407 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...

BG in Carlsbad, California

Updated 24 months ago

Becoming a Paralegal - 2 Replies

I'm a recent college graduate where I earned a bachelors in Poli Sci and Econ. I want to go to law school, but finances are slowing me down right...

Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 25 months ago

Work at Home Paralegal Opportunities? - 124 Replies

I'm a stay at home mom and would like to pursue a paralegal career in the near future. I have a Bachelor's in English and 8 years of legal...

dlsny3 in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Updated 25 months ago

Fed up paralegal in Florida - 51 Replies

Hello everyone, I've been checking out these forums for a while but this is the first time I'm posting. I'm just so frustrated and need a place to...

Eliud in Easton, Pennsylvania

Updated 25 months ago

Nonprofit organizations and Paralegal - 5 Replies

Do nonprofit organizations hire paralegals? I've always been interested in becoming a paralegal and work for nonprofit organizations to help...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 25 months ago

Case Management Methods - 6 Replies

I know this is a jobs forum, but I was wondering if I could get any suggestions here. I work as a paralegal (with slightly over one year of...

Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 25 months ago

Employment restrictions due to prior felony conviction - 4 Replies

I am about to enroll in a Paralegal program, haven't decided on a 2 or 4 year program yet,but before I do anything else can someone tell me if you...

Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 27 months ago

Paralegal Career Advancement or Career Change Options? - 57 Replies

I'm a 32 year old male who's considering paralegal work. I've read much of the sobering talk on this website but the personality and career placement...

worn out in Fishers, Indiana

Updated 27 months ago

career change* looking for advice on the different branches of study for paralegals - 8 Replies

i am new here please be nice :) currently starting a paralegal assoc program as a complete change in careers, ive always worked in healthcare admin....

worn out in Fishers, Indiana

Updated 27 months ago

Career Change - 11 Replies

Im confused!! I've been a lit paralegal for 5 years and dont feel productive anymore..... I create binders, schedule depo's and put up with...

Unemployed Paralegal in Massachusetts

Updated 27 months ago

Should a Senior Paralegal give legal advised to help a friend? - 13 Replies

I'm doing a research paper about the unauthorized practice of law and the rules of ethics, I'm on my first year of my A.S Paralegal. I'm really...

Unemployed Paralegal in Massachusetts

Updated 27 months ago

Sacramento Paralegals...Where Are You? - 28 Replies

We have been looking for qualified paralegals with no luck in the Sacramento area. Certification is not required but 2 years experience Drafting...

Mezosub in Westminster, California

Updated 27 months ago

Interested on your thoughts about the direction of the paralegal field - 25 Replies

I am certified as a paralegal but left the field last year to pursue a new path in my career. As I keep reading these boards I am left feeling...

Franz in Denver, Colorado

Updated 27 months ago

Help with choosing a Paralegal Program in Northern CA! - 1 Reply

I've been researching several different paralegal programs over the past couple of months and have numerous several major differences in: the...

Unemployed paralegal in Ludlow, Massachusetts

Updated 28 months ago

I am currently in a paralegal certification program and I have an assignment in which I need to interview a paralegal... - 22 Replies

Is there anyone who would be kind enough to answer several questions relating to the paralegal field?

Albert in Manchester, United Kingdom

Updated 28 months ago

Law Firm Requiring Grads To Self-Fund a £9.5K for a Paralegal Course. - 3 Replies

I was searching for a Paralegal job on GumTree, and I found Aston Carter Solicitors. A London law firm offering a new career path to be admitted to...

Holli Has No Job in Hollister, Missouri

Updated 28 months ago

What has my education really prepared me for? - 9 Replies

I have been going over this question in my mind lately. I have been told all my life that getting an education is the key to success. But is it...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 28 months ago

Not sure which program to start, please help! - 5 Replies

Recently I've been looking into going through a program to become a paralegal. I graduated from UC San Diego a year ago majoring in Urban Studies and...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 28 months ago

Paralegal Certificate - 1 Reply

If I have experience (7 years) working in a Law firm as a Legal Assistant, do I really need a paralegal certification approved by the ABA, or can I...

Mezosub in Santa Ana, California

Updated 29 months ago

Paralegal project for Statistics class. Can anyone help out? - 3 Replies

I'm doing a Statistics project with regard to paralegals/paralegal students. Can anyone weigh in with the following stats: 1. Did you go to...

BG in Carlsbad, California

Updated 29 months ago

Help picking online paralegal program - 8 Replies

Quick question: Which online paralegal program would you recommend... the Center For Legal Studies or the Washington Online Learning Institute? Does...

Searching in San Diego, California

Updated 30 months ago

entry level paralegal jobs - 76 Replies

I am wondering if anyone has any ideas how or where I would start to look for paralegal jobs (anywhere in the states)? I just have my associates...

tmf1977 in Yonkers, New York

Updated 30 months ago

Best Way To Break In? - 82 Replies

Hello everybody, I'm a recent university graduate seeking to become career paralegal. If you had to give a complete newb one piece of advice...

BG in Carlsbad, California

Updated 30 months ago

Is it worth the training, the cost, the leaving my current career? Is this a woman's trade? - 2 Replies

Hey there everyone, I've been reading the forum's discussions, and like many career fields, there are always the many discussions about how below...

Lisa in Hayward, California

Updated 30 months ago

BS in criminal justice and finding paralegal work - 8 Replies

I just graduated from my school and wanted to start doing paralegal work. Ive been trying to find information on how to get started but I cant find...

jobsearch2 in San Diego, California

Updated 30 months ago

Issues of older paralegal making mistakes - 3 Replies

Is anyone out there an older paralegal (age 50 plus) who is having trouble with the detailed work involved with their paralegal job? I am in my late...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 31 months ago

Can't find work! Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! - 2 Replies

Ok so here is some background.I graduated with an A.A.S in paralegal studies in May 2009. I have tried and tried and tried since then to find a...

new paralegal student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 31 months ago

Should i let the b!tch fire me, or should I resign and put rabbit poop in her Prada purse? - 5 Replies

I've posted on several forums before..I went to school to become a paralegal, had an internship and got a job at a small firm six months later..blah...

NYC Real Estate Paralegal in NYC, New York

Updated 31 months ago

HAS ANYONE WORKED AS A PARALEGAL FOR A CORPORATION? - 1 Reply

Did you find it different than a law firm and what diferences

mary in Tampa, Florida

Updated 31 months ago

why don't BIG Law firms do RESIDENTIAL Real Estate? - 1 Reply

Does anyone here work as a Real Estate Paralegal at a Big Law? I've been noticing that most Big Law firms (meaning firms with 1,000+ attorneys) only...

Now_what in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 32 months ago

Anyone familiar with Widener University? - 3 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...

Bob in Austin, Texas

Updated 32 months ago

Question about Paralegal work? - 66 Replies

I was thinking about going to school to be a Paralegal. I enjoy the secretary type of job, but I also am interested in law and being a Paralegal will...

Mary in Miami, Florida

Updated 32 months ago

Need info on becoming a paralegal.... - 8 Replies

Hi all. I am hoping that I can get some info here.. I am planning on starting a paralegal program online and trying to figure out which one is best....

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