I am a legal assistant in north Florida and would like to do legitimate work at home. I have 20 years experience in several areas of law, including criminal defense, insurance defense, creditor bankruptcy, civil litigation, commercial land use, contract law and probate law. Does anyone know of a legitimate work at home company for me? My typing skills are 93 wpm and I have experience in lots of various software. Also a Notary.
I'm considering earning an associates degree in paralegal. Are paralegals like attorney's assistants? Do the paralegals have long days like the attorneys? What would a typical day be like? Would they only be working with, or assisting, one attorney or several? Any comments or suggestions would be helpful?
When in law school do you decide what type of law you want to go into? Is it right of the bat in the first year or later.
What are the different types of law?
What is more difficult, most easy...?
What is most lucrative, least lucrative?
Give me a general description of the types.
Conveyancing, wills and probate, company law, family law and civil litigation
I'm not too sure what I want to do for a career, but I was thinking about Paralegal. Things is, i heard it takes two years, paralegal certificate, or on the job training. How does it work?
what are other careers that are decent pay with a Bachelors degree....
My company is processing B1 visa for me. is this visa valid if i switch companies??.. How long can i stay abroad if i go onsite in B1 visa??
Is it true that if a student graduates from an ivy league law school he'll most likely find a job within the first 6 months. Not only that but he'll get a job with a prestigious law firm and he'll have high paying positiong where his starting salary is around $200,000.
As opposed to a person getting out of an ordinary non ivy league law school where he'll be lucky to find a job within the first year out of law school, he'll be in law school debt owing $100,000 and he'll only find a job that pays around $30,000. Plus he'll have to take years to work up the ladder to get the job that the ivy league law school graduate has.
Is it this true? i was taking the public train on the way to school and a guy sat next to me and started talking to me because he saw my LSAT prep book. He told me if i wanted to become an attorney i should go to an Ivy league school so i won't have to suffer after law school. Btw he's an entertainment lawyer.
Is it all true?
The last few weeks, I've been 100?ure I wanted to go into paralegal studies, because I probably wont be able to go to a 4 year university. I had heard that the job opportunities are great and they make a decent salary. Then, I come onto Yahoo! answers and view various blogs saying that going into the paralegal field is a huge mistake. I was planning on get an associates degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in foreign languages, which means id learn two out of the following languages: Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Hmong, Japanese, or Armenian. If i was to become fluent in two of these languages, would my job prospects as a paralegal increase? Please help! Have to make a decision soon!!
I know the certificate program is not ABA approved because it's 100?nline, but seeing as it's Duke, do you think I'll be able to get work anyway? The program is expensive and seems to be very good, any thoughts?
The 100?nline part is crucial, due to my work schedule. I appreciate the advice!
- What do you do at your workplace?
- Hows your pay?
- Do you enjoy it?
- How did you become a paralegal (education) ?
OK. I am a high school student and I am in 10th grade and I am thinking about my career job.
I know that I want to be a lawyer.
But there are different types of lawyers.
1. What does the lawyer of Commercial Law (sometimes known as Business Law) do exactly?
Is it like, when companies sue each other and they need this type of lawyer?
2. Do patent lawyer need college degree or is it a certificate that you can get by studying for 6 months?
Like if I am the lawyer of Commercial Law can I also be a patent lawyer without degree or I can study for certain time and get certificate?
3. How are lawyers of Commercial Law paid per year?
4. How are patent lawyers paid per year?
Best answer will get 10 points
Have been a Paralegal for two years, and I still find myself making silly mistakes on occasion. I think for the most part I do good work, and I truly care about my job. Occasionally though, I still miss a check mark on a form, have a typo in a letter, or the last big screw was as follows:
I sent out a contract engagement letter with a typo in the file number. It was one number off. As a result, money came back and was associated with the wrong client leading to an accounting nightmare. It wasn't pretty. I also had double checked this letter, and still missed the error!
Are there any other Paralegals on here that experience occasional mistakes at work? It seems like the standard is perfection all the time, but it is hard to acheive it!
Also, is it okay for your supervising attorney to catch these mistakes occasionally or is it your opinion that the Paralegal should present them with perfect documents so that they don't have to review them?
Any advice from fellow Paralegals would be greatly appreciated!