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Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 74 months ago

Legal Assistant vs. Paralegal - 3 Replies

If your title is Legal Assistant as oppose to paralegal, and you have done considerable, substantive paralegal work, what should you put on your...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 74 months ago

What is the day of a peralegal like? - 26 Replies

Please forgive my ignorance,but can someone please tell me what paralegals actually do? Is it a very stressful career?

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 74 months ago

Contacting Law Firms Directly for Possible Paralegal Postions - 7 Replies

I recently completed my Paralegal Certificate Degree, and I am now looking for work in the field. I have noticed that most of the job openings that...

FLFamLawParalegal in Tampa, Florida

Updated 74 months ago

Salary vs. Hourly - 14 Replies

For working paralegals on this forum: Are you currently, or have you ever been, paid an annual salary instead of an hourly wage? My boss says he'll...

Ellia in Indianapolis, Indiana

Updated 75 months ago

Becoming a paralegal? - 12 Replies

I graduate on May 11 with my associates degree in paralegal studies...was this a bad decision. I've been reading some posts up here and it seems many...

FLFamLawParalegal in Tampa, Florida

Updated 75 months ago

Are Paralegals Respected in the Workplace? - 11 Replies

I'm writing a psychology paper on paralegals and would like to hear from those of you whom have worked in the field. 1. Do you feel that your...

FLFamLawParalegal in Tampa, Florida

Updated 75 months ago

Paralegal Coping Mechanisms - 2 Replies

Paralegals, past and present: It seems that stress is a common denominator for all of us. For currently employed paralegals, what coping mechanisms...

bb5800 in Rochester, Minnesota

Being a Paralegal and having a minor disability

I am thinking of studying to be a paralegal, I love the law. I am 35 years old and returning to the workplace after being a stay at home mom for a...

Paralegal in Dallas, Texas

Updated 76 months ago

Paralegal Career - 1 Reply

My 17yr old daughter is interested in becoming a paralegal or legal secretary. She currently is a junior in high school. Can anyone give us...

InfoSeeker in Grapevine, Texas

Paralegals in NYC

I'm considering pursing a career change into the paralegal profession. I have a bachelor's degree and am considering an ABA diploma program in NYC. ...

yolie in Dallas, Texas

Updated 76 months ago

Class Project Help - 15 Replies

I am doing a class project for my first paralegal class about court cases against paralegals or legal assistants involving unethical or illegal work....

Holly in La Vergne, Tennessee

Updated 76 months ago


Hello all, My wife is almost done completing an associates from a nationall accredited school in so cal. I am worried that since this is not from a...

Paralegal in Dallas, Texas

Updated 76 months ago

Paralegals and CYA - 11 Replies

I've seen a few posts in various posts discussing CYA. I know this is an important aspect in the profession, but I'm wondering how it's done. I would...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 76 months ago

Should I take this job? Need advice - 10 Replies

For those of you who don't know me I am 29 years old and got my paralegal certification back in 2009. I couldn't find a decent job to save my life...

Joel Hunter in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 76 months ago

Legal Assistant Today - 5 Replies

I'm thinking of subscribing to Legal Assistant Today magazine ( Has anyone heard of it? Does anyone...

Paralegal in Dallas, Texas

Updated 76 months ago

So, what do I do? - 15 Replies

Okay, so I graduated with a Liberal Arts B.A. in 2008. Since then, there have been no employment prospects available for me - no fast food, no...

mary in Tampa, Florida

Updated 77 months ago

That glaring chart on the right - 2 Replies

Does anyone look at that chart on the right that's been trending down for at least five years? That chart contains the answer to almost all...

Francisco in Huntsville, Texas

Updated 77 months ago

Summary - 30 Replies

Hi. I am a 41 year old male who has worked in the travel industry since 1990. My first job at the age of 19 was at a large law firm working as a...

Anna in Astoria, New York

Updated 77 months ago

NYU Paralegal Certificate - a good program? worth the $$$? - 10 Replies

This program is verrrry expensive (about $14,000, vs. say $4,000 for a comparable program at some other schools). I am wondering if it is worth the...

Give me the 411 please! in Lanham, Maryland

Updated 77 months ago

Is it that bad? - 11 Replies

I have to say, I'm a bit unnerved after doing some paralegal research. Currently I'm an English major and would eventually like to go into law. ...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 77 months ago

temp to per dilemma - 7 Replies

I started out as a temp to perm in a mid sized firm. HR (one dim wit) pretty much promised me the spot in 3 months. Thats when the para was going to...

Litigation_Paralegal in Tampa, Florida

Updated 77 months ago

The end of my legal career? - 20 Replies

I've been unemployed for quite some time. I don't want to say how long exactly, but it's over a year. I've had interviews sporadically, but I'm not...

collegestudent in Englewood, Florida

Becoming a Paralegal with an AA

I am currently going to a community college for an AA program, but there is an option through the paralegal program to take the courses required to...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 77 months ago

Resigning (Part 2) - 5 Replies

I really feel like I will be leaving the attorney in a lurch when I resign. The truth of the matter is that I do everything in the office: paralegal,...

Donald_ in Ridgefield, New Jersey

Updated 77 months ago

Associates in Paralegal - Elective suggestions? - 1 Reply

I am applying to get my associates degree in Paralegal studies. There is a requirement to fulfill 60 units with 12 of those being electives for the...

Litigation_Paralegal in Tampa, Florida

Updated 77 months ago

Have any of you moved from legal secretary to paralegal - 4 Replies

I have a 4 yr. degree and a paralegal certificate. I have been with my firm for 8 years as a LS. I have an interview with a smaller firm for a...

txelle in Waco, Texas

I need advice on resigning ...

I have worked for a solo practitioner for 4 years. Currently, the office consists of the attorney, a receptionist and me. The receptionist was hired...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 78 months ago

Another Nail in the Coffin for Paralegals - 3 Replies

From the Wall St. Journal: "But eDiscovery is the hottest thing right now in corporate legal departments. The software scans documents and looks...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 78 months ago

Paralegal Outsourcing to India? - 2 Replies

I was just wondering: How common is it right now for paralegal work to be offshored to India or other developing countires with cheap labor? I've...

buncle19 in Carlsbad, California

Updated 79 months ago

In case you needed a laugh... - 1 Reply

This is about an eager law student, not a paralegal, but it was so enjoyable I thought I would share:

Name in Kansas City, Missouri

Updated 80 months ago

Paralegal Grad Having Trouble Finding Work - 10 Replies

Hi everyone, I am only a few weeks away from earning my BS in paralegal studies from Kaplan Univeristy. I'm in New York City, and I am having a...

buncle19 in Carlsbad, California

Updated 80 months ago

Is the field growing? - 11 Replies

I've been told that the demand for paralegals is increasing...I've also been told that competition is tight and it's difficult to find a job as a...

Hoofs2118 in Lewiston, Minnesota

Paralegal Jobs in Denver (Displaced Legal Pro help me out?!)

I have been reading many threads on here (especially those answered by Displaced Legal Professional (please reply here too ;) ) I actually had to...

college grad in Elmhurst, New York

Updated 81 months ago

Breaking into Paralegal field - 1 Reply

Hello. I am currently a student at a University and will graduate with a degree in English this December. I am also currently doing an online...

tmf1977 in Yonkers, New York

Updated 81 months ago

Just received my certification, had a nightmare experience - 5 Replies

I stumbled upon this forum about a week ago. I must say I truly enjoy reading about all of your experiences and find them very entertaining. My...

Bwulf91 in Denver, Colorado

Paralegal Certificate programs around Denver

I've been doing some research into paralegal certificate programs around Denver. I am looking for advice as to which program is best. If, in fact,...

jslinfla in Delray Beach, Florida

Updated 81 months ago

bachelos degree in Paralegal or certificate? - 25 Replies

Hi I would like someone to answer me. I have bachelors and master's degree in English Language, and I want to take paralegal certificate program, but...

DFW , Texas in Richmond, Kentucky

Updated 81 months ago

How to get an entry level Paralegal job in Dallas, TX? - 3 Replies

I am a stay at home mom looking to re-enter the workforce. I have a Paralegal Certificate in Civil Litigation Specialty (1997)from an ABA approved...

MarissaH8637 in Clinton Township, Michigan

Just received my certification, had a nightmare experience

I stumbled upon this forum about a week ago. I must say I truly enjoy reading about all of your experiences and find them very entertaining. My...

SpazzySpaz in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 81 months ago

Reference checks by prior attornes I worked for - what can/can't they say? - 1 Reply

Hello, I had participated in these forums about a year ago and can't remember what my user name was :) I will have to figure it out. Anyway, over a...

Getting Smarter/Say No to Agencies! in Lanham, Maryland

Updated 81 months ago

Can you give me some advice about the pros and cons and the do's and don''ts of working with temp agencies please? - 7 Replies

There is something that I'm not getting about working with temp agencies. They seem really excited about getting you in to interview you, and then...

awb in Pleasant Hill, California

Clarification on Law Clerk versus Paralegal

Hi everyone, This board has helped me tremendously during my recent job search. I'm currently a 2L and am working part-time at a firm. However,...

ME in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Thinking of becoming a Paralegal

I'm thinking of becoming a paralegal. Is it worth it? I don't mind working in a office with many different things to do. I've been lucky to enough to...

Paralegal in Dallas, Texas

Updated 82 months ago

Need advice about getting along with attorneys - 18 Replies

Can anyone give me any general advice as to how to get along with attorneys? For the most part, do you find that you have to be circumspect around...

jeff mar in Phoenix, Arizona


How can a non law student with no law experience get a volunteer job at a law firm? what type of firm would let you in?

jeff mar in Phoenix, Arizona


What Volunteer or public interest groups look good on a law school or paralegal job application

Anonymous in Lanham, Maryland

How can I research the background of a judge or an attorney I'm working with?

I would like to check out the background of a retired judge and a new attorney that I am working with. What online resources can I utilize to get...

AusarC in Ellsworth, Kansas

How to finance College Education

I have recently received Pell Grant. But all I want is a Certification in Information Technology. Is a student loan necessary or wise?

rebeccavaz in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Updated 84 months ago

Job Interview Tomorrow - Needs Tips and Moral Support - 5 Replies

I am currently enrolled in an ABA-approved Paralegal Bachelor program and have an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. I have been working for the...

Legalstudy in Lyndhurst, Ohio

Updated 84 months ago

Questions about best school for certificate - 23 Replies

Hi! I've been reading many of the subjects on this forum to find out more about the paralegal profession. While a lot more is negative that I...

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