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aSuburbanGal

Updated 3 days ago

Thinking About Becoming A Paralegal? (avoid this field altogether) - 4 Replies

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aSuburbanGal

Updated 3 days ago

Recent Paralegal Certificate Graduate Who Can't Find Entry-Level Work - 11 Replies

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aSuburbanGal

Updated 6 days ago

What is a your average caseload? - 1 Reply

Are you even employed yet? Did you even land your first legal assistant or paralegal position? If not, I'd be more concerned about even finding a...

aSuburbanGal

Unemployed Nearly 2 Years Now (what a waste of my time, effort and money to go back to college and earn a paralegal certificate)

certificate program started June/July 2015 completed January 2016 unemployed for 1 year and 10 months starting my 11th month next month will...

Sammy

Updated 22 days ago

Legal secretary vs paralegal? Which has more job openings? Which is a better career? - 105 Replies

I started working as legal secretary at $12 per hour for a paralegal. However, location is also a relevant factor when looking for a legal secretary...

Ann Pearson

Updated 1 month ago

Paralegal to online teaching - 1 Reply

Sam, I did that back in 2010 and The Paralegal Boot Camp is still going strong 7 years later. I was a paralegal and then a paralegal manager for...

Gigi

Updated 1 month ago

Help please! I'm interested in a new career as a paralegal. Please advise..... - 14 Replies

Is a paralegal investigator a peace officer? Or do they both go through the same intensive background check, such as polygraph etc.?

aSuburbanGal

Updated 1 month ago

ABA approved program vs non ABA approved - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sam in Waterloo, Illinois"]I finished my Bachelor's of Paralegal Studies through Roger Williams University in Providence, RI. The...

Jpbautista in Salt Lake City, Utah

Updated 1 month ago

George Washington Univ. Masters program - 87 Replies

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

Rebecca M. Turner Cullen in Schenectady, New York

Updated 1 month ago

Charging for freelance work - suggestions? - 66 Replies

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

javert in Paris, France

Updated 1 month ago

Finding the first Paralegal Job - 41 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...

aSuburbanGal in North Chicago, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Can't Find A Legal Assistant or Paralegal Position? Here's 3 Possibities To Pursue - 9 Replies

Possibility #1: Background Investigator w/KeyPoint Government Solutions Investigators will conduct background investigations on a full-time basis...

Mary Hallisey in York, Maine

Updated 2 months ago

RN now, thinking about Paralegal - 5 Replies

Hello, looking for advice. I am a registered nurse and although I love my job am getting a bit burned out. I am not interested in obtaining any...

Capt Dean Wallace in Mountain View, California

Updated 2 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...

aSuburbanGal in Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

Paralegal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area looking for a job. - 4 Replies

Hello. My name is Joseph, and I am a frustrated paralegal trying to find a job. I have been struggling to find a job since late September 2016 and...

aSuburbanGal in Illinois

Work At Home Opportunities (KeyPoint Government Solutions and other opportunities)

What are some work at home opportunities available for paralegals? KeyPoint Government Solutions (http://www.keypoint.us.com/) hires background...

Douglas in Beaverton, Oregon

Updated 3 months ago

Does anyone like being a paralegal? - 205 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...

Mary Hallisey in York, Maine

Updated 4 months ago

Paralegal questions - 34 Replies

I am in school right now for my Associates Degree to in Paralegal Studies. I would like to go back to school (after I graduate) to get my bachelors...

Mary H. in South Portland, Maine

Freelancing Paralegal seeks Intellectual Property Assignments

After 20 years in the field, I am seeing many opportunities for IP Paralegals, and would like to start my own company. My experience extends to all...

Mary H. in South Portland, Maine

Freelancing Paralegal seeks Intellectual Property Assignments

After 20 years in the field, I am seeing many opportunities for IP Paralegals, and would like to start my own company. My experience extends to all...

Dennika Moreland in Houston, Texas

Senior Legal Assistant - Immigration

Leading immigration law firm, Foster LLP, seeks experienced Legal Assistant, with employment based immigration experience, for its Houston Office....

Rebecca M. Turner Cullen in Schenectady, New York

Updated 5 months ago

Freelancing - 1 Reply

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...

CommonSense

Updated 7 months ago

Paralegal Advice for future student - 7 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...

CLG in Salisbury, North Carolina

Updated 7 months ago

Paralegals with Private Investigators Licence - 15 Replies

Is this beneficial? More pay? Anything? I am in a paralegal degree program now, and my brother is insisting that if I train for and obtain a PI...

5year Paralegal in Bloomington, Illinois

Updated 7 months ago

Torn between ABA and non ABA - 1 Reply

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 9 months 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 9 months 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 ... http://sebron.org/s/paralegal-studies/

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 12 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 12 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

Updated 13 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...

Steve in El Cajon, California

Updated 13 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 14 months ago

Paralegal school - is it worth it? Probably not. - 49 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 15 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...

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 16 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 16 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:...

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

Updated 30 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...

Cloudsx in Michigan

Updated 31 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 33 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 34 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 34 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 35 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 37 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,...

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