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What is the best and worst about being a paralegal? Any disappointments?

I'm planning on going to school and paralegal is what I've decided on. I like to read and find out the why of things, research and help people although I'm not a social butterfly. I imagine having my nose stuck in a book in a back room for the most part, working for a law office with some meeting and interviewing clients. I'm not sure about all this and it's scary and intimidating, the thought of going to school for four years. I'm 46 years old.

Asked By: carly - 5/2/2011
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You obviously know very little about this vocational field. You will NOT have your "nose stuck in a book in a back room for the most part". You need to research this BEFORE you sign on the dotted line for an expensive school. Choose a vocation that has available job opportunities - law does not... More
Answered By: mailaccount63 - 5/3/2011
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At your age: Best: good money. Worst: being treated like sh*t by both your bosses and your clients. Also, having to compromise you morals everyday by helping perpetuate an industry full of leaches. Don't be intimidated, most people in law are angry and mean but not that bright. Just mostly angry and mean.
Answered By: jaytski72 - 5/2/2011
 
Most of your research will be done on the computer not with your nose stuck in a book. You will also probably be doing depo summaries and medical record reviews depending on what kind of firm you get associated with. Many of your activities will be routine and not very exciting. Hopefully the employment situation... More
Answered By: Bill - 5/2/2011
 
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