Employment restrictions due to prior felony conviction

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rjg1954 in Leesburg, Florida

45 months ago

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 can work as a certified Paralegal in Florida with a past felony conviction?? Thanks for any assistance you can provide me. RG

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Paralegal in Dallas, Texas

45 months ago

It just depends on if the firms or corporations do background checks and then if they care. At my current job we had a thorough background check and fingerprinting. At my last two firms they just did the in-house background check - public data type information. Background doesn't matter on being a paralegal or not - we aren't licensed or anything - like the attorneys - you would not be able to be an attorney I don't think.

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mb123 in Vienna, Virginia

26 months ago

A felony conviction would not necessarily disqualify you from being an attorney.

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mayerskatherine@gmail.com in Pinellas Park, Florida

22 months ago

what about a misdemeanor offense ie obstruction

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Unemployed Paralegal in Denver, Colorado

22 months ago

mb123 in Vienna, Virginia said: A felony conviction would not necessarily disqualify you from being an attorney .
It does in Colorado.

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