What is the difference between a AA with a paralegal certificate or a bachelors in paralegal?
I'm just wondering if the paralegal certificate would actually get me a legal assistant job, which is not what im going for. Is there a difference between the one year extra of school? For jobs, pay, ect? I have my AA and I'm wondering what step I should take to become a paralegal.
Asked By: maribeth - 9/20/2011
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You can become a paralegal even with no degree. Its not a regulated by the gov't like being a lawyer, where you have to be a member of the bar... More
Answered By: Jd Jd - 9/20/2011
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The quick answer would be about 2 years less class work but I don't think there actually is a "Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies". Once you receive a certificate you meet the basic requirements for the paralegal job and do not need a professional license, in fact many law firms do not even require the certificate.
Answered By: Bill - 9/20/2011
Currently the job market is so competitive that without a Bachlors in Paralegal Studies, you simply just will not get hired... More
Answered By: mailaccount63 - 9/21/2011
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