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Updated 3 days ago

Salary vs. Hourly - 15 Replies

Are paralegals consider exempt or non-exempt employees?


Updated 6 days ago

Can I become a paralegal with no experience? - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="mary in Tampa, Florida"]It depends on what you look like, how pretty you are, how charming you are when you get an interview, and how...

Max Waller

Updated 7 days ago

Does anyone like being a paralegal? - 212 Replies

¿who benefits and how? simply try to follow the money to know open and hidden intentions

NamelessInCA in California

Updated 1 month ago

Legal secretary vs paralegal? Which has more job openings? Which is a better career? - 108 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...

Ididnotaskforthis in California

Updated 1 month ago

Is being a paralegal that bad? - 457 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...

Shingami in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

If you have been (or are) a paralegal please take a moment to answer this simple question... - 369 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...

Sanderson in Gainesville, Texas

Updated 2 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? - 8 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...

Maryelizabethplglsllc@*****.*** in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Updated 3 months ago

Charging for freelance work - suggestions? - 70 Replies

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

jurist in Antioch, Tennessee

Updated 3 months ago

The end of my legal career? - 22 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...

actively looking in Bloomington, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Unemployed Paralegal looking for help! I was told the field was suppose to need paralegals and finding that to be untrue. - 44 Replies

Hello everyone! I was hoping to seek some help. I entered into college as an undecided major. I started to complete my associates as a general for...

Grossly overloaded in Roseville, California

Updated 4 months ago

Average Caseload - 20 Replies

I'm a paralegal working at a plaintiff firm handling personal injury cases and was very curious about trying to find out what the average caseload is...

Melissa in Secaucus, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

Recent Paralegal Certificate Graduate Who Can't Find Entry-Level Work - 15 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...

Ididnotaskforthis in California

Updated 5 months ago

Should I become a paralegal? - 3 Replies

I am a 39 year old woman looking to change careers. I have an interest in law, but not necessarily a passion. I am very interested in investigation,...

mp in Dallas, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Paralegal school - is it worth it? Probably not. - 51 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...

Shiya in New York

Updated 7 months ago

difference between certificate and diploma prog? - 4 Replies

I currently have an Associates from Kaplan in Criminal Justice. I have prior law firm administrative exp about 2 yrs worth. I am looking into a...

Darryl Isaacs in Louisville, Kentucky

Some of the Legal Terms you might want to know

Answer Legal Definition - In Civil Law, the “answer” is the first formal response given by the defense to a complaint filed with the court by the...

smsorour in Oakland, California

Updated 8 months ago

Cost of Paralegal Programs in N. California - 43 Replies

I'm researching paralegal programs in sf bay area. ANYONE ELSE HAVE INFO? These are the programs I have found thus far: CSU EAST BAY...

NH MA ME in Manchester, New Hampshire

Updated 8 months ago

Has anyone heard of the Center for Legal Studies? - 45 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...

Rebecca in Schenectady, New York

Updated 9 months ago

Freelancing - 3 Replies

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...

debra in Wellsville, New York

Updated 9 months ago

Exploring the possibilities of freelance paralegal work... - 2 Replies

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...

Ron in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

HELP! - Where to look for paralegals to hire for personal pro se divorce consutation? Schuylkill County, PA

Hi, Long story short, I retained an attorney 6-years ago for divorce and paid her a retainer. I thought I was divorced since I've heard nothing...

amicar in Olathe, Kansas

did you get a bachelors degree in a different field after obtaining a paralegal degree?

So at the moment I am getting my associates degree in paralegal studies. My plan is to get some experience as a paralegal and then go on to obtain a...

Potential paralegal in Irvington, New Jersey

Updated 11 months ago

Paralegal Advice for future student - 8 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...

detcltr in Upland, California

Updated 12 months ago

Thinking About Becoming A Paralegal? (avoid this field altogether) - 5 Replies

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...

AtExit8 in City, New Jersey

Updated 13 months ago

4-year degree required. *sigh* - 73 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...

aSuburbanGal in North Chicago, Illinois

Updated 13 months ago

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

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

JustCurious in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Average Settlement amount for a personal injury case

Can anyone tell me how many PI cases a small one lawyer, and one paralegal take in each month? 15? 20? Assuming more are going to be soft tissue...

aSuburbanGal in North Chicago, Illinois

Updated 15 months ago

What is a your average caseload? - 1 Reply

I have recently entered the paralegal profession. I completed an internship recently. What is the average caseload for my level of experience? What...

Ann Pearson in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 16 months ago

Paralegal to online teaching - 1 Reply

I am a paralegal with 20+ years experience and want to move into online teaching. Has anyone done this and if so, any advice you would care to...

Gigi in Buena Park, California

Updated 16 months ago

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

Hey guys, I'm 39 yrs. old and was recently laid off from my lucrative pharmaceutical job of 7 years (thank God!), for I'm done with corporate...

aSuburbanGal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 16 months ago

ABA approved program vs non ABA approved - 5 Replies

I'm currently a teacher looking to switch career paths. I hold a bachelor and masters degrees in education and am looking to take a paralegal...

Jpbautista in Salt Lake City, Utah

Updated 16 months 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...

javert in Paris, France

Updated 16 months 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 16 months 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 17 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...

aSuburbanGal in Illinois

Updated 17 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 ( hires background...

Mary Hallisey in York, Maine

Updated 19 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....

CLG in Salisbury, North Carolina

Updated 22 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 22 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 24 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 24 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 ...

Chicago Suburbnite in Illinois

Updated 27 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 28 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 28 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...

Elizabeth in Medford, New Jersey

Updated 30 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...

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