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Who has knowledge regarding being a paralegal?

I have been laid off from a job I had for 20 plus years. I would like to do something different. According to what I read, the need for paralegals will be be growing, so I am considering getting a certificate for this. I already have a 4 year degree (in journalism).I'm very detail oriented & like to read and do research. What do paralegals think about their job? Good idea or bad to look into this?

Asked By: House825 - 10/4/2009
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The opportunities for a paralegal really depends on the specialty. The most in demand paralegals are those in the litigation field; followed by corporate paralegals who are responsible for maintaining corporate records, articles of incorporation, etc. While the "least" marketable [but the "highest" paid] paralegals are... More
Answered By: govicseo - 10/5/2009
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umm they do most of the legal work for the lawyers..they tend to be underpaid for the amount of the work they do...and never really make as much money as lawyers do...but if you really enjoy drafting and writing it might just be the thing for you! good luck
Answered By: alishamarich - 10/4/2009
 
Sounds like you have the personality profile of a successful paralegal. As a paralegal, you need to be detail oriented, able to prioritize, and a good communicator (written and oral). You also need to have "thick skin" as lawyers can be pretty demanding... More
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Answered By: Patricia C - 10/5/2009
 
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