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Updated 4 hours ago

Should I pursue a paralegal career at my age? - 7 Replies

I don't know if you'll be interested in this but I heard about this company on 60 Minutes last night that trains people to become software developers...


Updated 1 day ago

Does anyone like being a paralegal? - 216 Replies

[QUOTE who="Paralegal in Carrollton, Texas"]I would say it is virtually impossible to find an entry level paralegal gig right now. If you do, it pays...


Updated 18 days ago

Average Caseload - 22 Replies

We handle from 500-700 cases just ONE Case Manager.. Is that the average case load for a PI firm Case Manager to handle?? It certainly feels wrong,...


Updated 19 days ago

Unemployed Paralegal looking for help! I was told the field was suppose to need paralegals and finding that to be untrue. - 45 Replies

I am looking for a paralegal to help me with my case's, now I can't pay much cause I am on disability, but what I can do is the following, I can pay...


Updated 24 days ago

For those exiting the paralegal field- your thoughts and feelings? - 21 Replies

[QUOTE who="gctmd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]Yes! It is so stressful! I want to exit too but I have no choice but to work. My hours are too long...

San4short in Florham Park, New Jersey

Updated 1 month ago

Legal secretary vs paralegal? Which has more job openings? Which is a better career? - 110 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...


Updated 1 month ago

Recent Paralegal Certificate Graduate Who Can't Find Entry-Level Work - 20 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...

roofing in Walla Walla, Washington

Updated 2 months ago

If you have been (or are) a paralegal please take a moment to answer this simple question... - 371 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...

Lola1985 in Ankeny, Iowa

Updated 2 months ago

Thinking About Becoming A Paralegal in NC...Thoughts? - 1 Reply

Hey you all, so I’m highly considering becoming a Paralegal here in NC because of a terrible custody issue I’m involved in and I want to help others...

Randi in Los Angeles, California

Updated 3 months ago

Paralegal school - is it worth it? Probably not. - 52 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...

JPH in Naperville, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Has anyone heard of the Center for Legal Studies? - 53 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...


Paralegal Certificate vs Masters

Hi, I have Bachelors of Science in Nursing ( BSN) from an accredited online university. I no longer wish to be in the nursing field amd would like to...

Sue in West Orange, New Jersey

Updated 6 months ago

I Already Have A Bachelor's Degree In Communication - 14 Replies

I have two options, go for my associate's or enroll in a certificate program. I've heard that people with college degree's can go for the latter. If...

SMP in Lansing, Michigan

Updated 7 months ago

Paralegals with Private Investigators Licence - 17 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...

Suburban_Gal in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Updated 7 months ago

Any Advice on breaking into the legal field in any office support role? - 3 Replies

Hi all, I have a paralegal degree (associates) from a ABA approved paralegal program. I have about three years of administrative work experience....

Confused in Riverdale, Georgia

Updated 8 months ago

Salary vs. Hourly - 15 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...

g in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Updated 8 months ago

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

I really want to work in the legal field. It seems like almost all the jobs for paralegals require experience though. Is it foolish to hold out for...

Ididnotaskforthis in California

Updated 9 months 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...

Sanderson in Gainesville, Texas

Updated 10 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 11 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 11 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...

Ididnotaskforthis in California

Updated 13 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,...

Shiya in New York

Updated 15 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 16 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...

Rebecca in Schenectady, New York

Updated 17 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 17 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 19 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 20 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 21 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 21 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 23 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 25 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 25 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 27 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....

5year Paralegal in Bloomington, Illinois

Updated 31 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 32 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...

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