How can I find a Paralegal position with a degree and no experience?

I have an Associates degree in paralegal and I did a 10 week unpaid internship at a place that wasn't hiring but needed the extra help. I can't find any openings requiring anything less than 3 years experience. I can't do another internship because I have to get money and I currently have a full-time job doing office work. I want to find a paralegal job to make more money and provide more for my two kids. Can anyone help me?

Asked By: Von - 12/28/2006
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try sending your resume with a cover letter to local attorneys and law firms. explain why you want to work for them, why you like being a paralegal. try doing internships. join a paralegal association, try to attend their meetings. be a public notary. good luck
Answered By: qq5121971 - 12/28/2006
Additional Answers (3)
you could try to apply for any positions in a law firm, then if there any position in legal assistant you could try to apply for it, what I'm trying to say is start low then work your way up, I know cause I work for a law firm in the city
Answered By: johnlee1049 - 12/28/2006
Check for ads at local colleges with paralegal programs. Post on Monster, Yahoo Jobs, and other online sites. Check Craigslist. See if there's a legal publication that has job postings. California has the Daily Journal. People looking for law jobs check its classified section every day (online). Maybe your state... More
Answered By: Linkin - 12/28/2006
I have contemplated this very same problem. You have a major advantage over most, you have a college degree in that particular field. I would suggest that you look to merge your office job experience with your paralegal career of choice. You could work as a legal secretary, this is often viewed as in the same... More
Answered By: daragonvloth - 12/28/2006
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