Would my criminal history prevent me from becoming a paralegal?
I had a DUI in 2002 (fines and fees long since paid) and a petty misdemeanor for theft of under $25 (also a small fine/fee already paid) a year ago. I am interested in taking paralegal classes and was wondering if these convictions would prevent me from getting a paralegal job. I know that this job does require a background check, but I wasn't sure what all that included. I am in the state of Minnesota.
Asked By: GetBackJoJo - 8/3/2010
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You wil have to check your states criteria for employment in that field. I know as a teacher they do serious background checks on us and fingerprinting every so many years. Also you must give thought to the idea of not the state but will an law firm hire you? They too will do come checking. If you go into criminal... More
Answered By: lkl - 8/3/2010
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You are so toast. Might as well forget about that job. Oh, wait I forgot, all lawyers are criminals anyways. On second thought, you should be fine!
Answered By: llibretrac - 8/3/2010
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