I've been thinking alot about becoming a paralegal. I am currently in college and my school offers a BS program in Paralegal Studies. I understand that they are in high demand, kinda like nurses. How is the pay/benefits? Would this degree really pay off in the long run? I was thinking about possibly gaining employment as a corporate paralegal after graduation. Any info would be helpful!
I'm doing a mock interview for a paralegal. I will be the interviewee. Any ideas on questions I should ask the interviewer?
If you are an attorney or work in the law field, please help! About to start college to get my paralegal degree --
Which area should I specialize in, to expect the highest pay when I graduate? I already have paralegal on-the-job training, but am going to school for a degree to command a higher salary in the end. Since I have quite a few options as to which area to focus on, I really only care about what the income potential is. Advice? Thanks!
I have been a paralegal for 10 years and feel as though I have no career advancement available to me. I would like to search for careers where I can utilize the skills I have obtained these past ten years. Just looking for suggestions.
I have a an associates degree in Finance. I am getting my Bachelors. I also want to get my paralegal certification. Given the above information, what field would you recommend and why? I especially like economics, and I live in South Florida.
How are their jobs different from that of a solicitor?
I've been thinking about what i want to do later in life and law seems like a good profession to get into. i am only 14 and i know i have time to make a decision but i want to decide now so that i can plan ahead for the life i'll lead. i'd like to know the pros and cons of being either a corporate or international lawyer. also, is there anything that i can do now to prepare me for law school? thanks in advance =]
please no stupid links, i want real advice. thanks.
I'm thinking I want a degree in Political Science, but what kinds of jobs are available? I'd like to do something in government and/or with politics.
I am 23 and wanting to go into a field were I know that it has a growing opportunity and where I can make 40,000+ a year. I know that it depends on how long you have been one. But before I go to get my associate for this field I want to know if there is money and jobs available.
I have been searching but have been unable to find much in the way of detailed requirements for Law School, and future education. I have found a local College that offers an Associates in Applied Sciences for Paralegals. I know you need a bachelors for Law School admission, but is Applied Sciences acceptable? If not, can it be used to gain the appropriate BA degree (In Government, Politics, Humanities, or whatever is required)?
I would basically like to know if there are more attorneys or support staff like paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, etc. in a regular size law firm.
Thanks for helping!
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?
I am very interested in studying the paralegal degree, however I do not see myself being employed with a law firm. Id like to be employed either in a corporate environment or the fed govt. Take the position for Social Insurance Rep for instance with the Dept of SS. They are basically claims reps. Wouldnt a degree like this prepare you for many types of fields? Knowledge of the law, contracts, oral/written communication skills, etc?
I am getting an education to become a paralegal but, I have 4 felonies; what are my limitations as far as getting employment in the professional field of law?
I am interested in changing careers and wanted to know what someone who is in the job now thinks about it.
I have a bachelor's degree in business and have worked as both a paralegal and office manager. In both of those jobs I've done presentations and gone to bankruptcy hearings where I presented documents and information to bankruptcy trustees. I would really like to become a corporate trainer,but I'm not sure how to go about it. Are there classes I can take?
I'm currently completing a paralegal internship, as well as 18 credits, upon graduation in December. I will be earning a History and Paralegal Studies degree in December. (I previously studied Business Admin, years ago). I am in my twenties, and I have a corporate background in human resources, purchasing, customs, and logistics. I live in the New York Metropolitan area where there are so many corporate headquarters. I'd love to work for one of the publishing companies. I would like to work in either purchasing or legal areas. As a full-time student, how do I secure a job prior to graduation? For example, if I was interviewed this fall, how will I explain that I will not be able to start until December? I'd like to hear other people's experiences. Thanks for any suggestions in advance!
I am extremely interested in becoming a corporate lawyer in London and I am looking to applying for a TC with a major City law firm, preferably a US firm so I can fulfil my childhood dream of immigrating to the US. For my A levels I got AABc in Government & Politics, History, English Literature, and English Language, respectively. I then went onto study BA Political Science at the University of Birmingham, where I took part in a student exchange programme to the University of Virginia. I finished Birmingham with a 2:1 and taught English in Japan for a year. Now here I am, looking to apply for a TC at a US law firm in London.
I have some extra-curriculars under my belt too. At Birmingham I was a member of the politics society, Conservative Future, and was a reporter for the student newspaper. During my time at UV, I worked for a US Congressman and wrote for the UV student newspaper. I also have legal work experience working for a couple of regional firms in Bristol and Southampton. So what would you say my chances of securing a City law firm TC are?
Does anyone know if the Professional Development Institute(PDI) is a good institution to get certified as a Paralegal and if not what institutions you recommend in the Dallas, Texas area. Also, I would love to work as a corporate or IP Paralegal any advice on how to make this happen, as I do not have experience in these areas of law but I have experience in family, immigration and criminal law.
Its funny how I call up paralegals and they tell me business is slow when I see so many job openings on monster.com. So should I be excited to atend college at College Of The Canyons and become a Latino male Paralegal.