Everybody knows that there are hordes of lawyers out there who can't get work as lawyers and are taking the Paralegal jobs.
With just a college diploma, is there still a range of Paralegal jobs that you can get? Or are you better off going to University afterwards?
Its bizarre .. all paralegal jobs require experience.. but it is these very jobs where one gets experience to get the same jobs...
I have an LPC and a 1st class LLM with honours and theres nothing to be had.
I have an Associates degree in paralegal and I did a 10 week unpaid internship at a place that wasn't hiring but needed the extra help. I can't find any openings requiring anything less than 3 years experience. I can't do another internship because I have to get money and I currently have a full-time job doing office work. I want to find a paralegal job to make more money and provide more for my two kids. Can anyone help me?
If finding a paralegal job is hard without experience in previous firms and you only have an associate degree in paralegal studies-How do you get your foot in the door? or what jobs should you apply to in order to gain this 1-3 year law firm experience?
I'm a math teacher looking to change careers. Several news articles said that paralegal jobs will be growing. A few questions I have include:
How hard is it to get hired?
How much overtime will I be working?
What's the salary like?
What are the positives and negatives of the job?
Any info you can give me would be great. Thank you in advance.
My boyfriend wants to peruse a job as a paralegal, but my heart just sinks when I see the amount of experience that employer after employer is asking for. All of the employers I have seen paralegal jobs with want five years experience and even for lower positions like a legal secretary they're still asking for at least three years.
I really wonder how my boyfriend is ever going to break into this field. I have mentioned my concerns to him and cited the ads I've seen, but all he says is "okay" he just doesn't seem to get the reality of this situation. So, am I the one who is missing something here? how on earth do people work in this field when the legal secretary jobs want at lest three years and the paralegal jobs want five?
My boyfriend and I have discussed getting married wanting to save together for a home etc. so you can see my concern when he talks about going to school for a career that wants this much experience in this economy especially.
I'm thinking of taking a paralegal course and becoming a licensed paralegal. My question is, how do you actually get a job in that after you finish the course? I've never seen paralegal jobs listed on websites, but I keep reading that it is a fast-growing field. Do you just send in resumes to attorneys?
Due to a failed business and mounting debt, my wife and I just filed for bankruptcy. After considering many career choices in a bad economy, I have decided to pursue a paralegal certificate at a local community college. I already have a master's degree but my fear is that I won't be able to find a paralegal job because of the bankruptcy. Any advice?
I have two young kids and am finacially tight, am I doing the right thing or should I look for some other job ? Are the job prospects for Paralegals good and will I get enough time with my kids once I take a paralegal job ? Please advice.
I am in college studying to become a paralegal and I would like to find a basic office job, preferably in a law firm so I can gain professional work environment experience, prior to a paralegal job. Where can I look to find basic or entry level office jobs? Any recommended websites or types of businesses to look?
I saw a poster on the sidewalk saying that they were selling paralegal books and I saw an article saying that paralegals will have a job increase from 2010-2020. I was planning to go to Law school when I grow up but I was just wondering what a paralegal job was. Thanks.
A friend and I were looking for paralegal jobs recently and found a couple in the army. They are listed as "Administrative Support" and "Legal Specialty" jobs. I know these jobs have chances to place you in other countries, but do people in these positions ever get deployed to the field? Do they ever see combat or hostile situations?
My friend and I are both girls, if that makes a difference.
I will immigrate to Toroto in 4 months. I am confused what I can do as a job, there! I have a law degree and Masters from Iranian Universities. Please tell me how I should look for jobs and what jobs I can consider. I know that law degree from Iran is of not much use in Canada... but probably I can go for an internship which prepares me for a legal or paralegal job ... Can anyone help me with some advice?
Please only respond if you are or used to be in an entry-level paralegal job or if you are an employer in a law firm! I want to avoid hearsay, as I am seriously considering studying to become a paralegal but want to know if this is a viable career path.
That's why I asked paralegals to answer the question, they would know!
I have an interview tomorrow for a paralegal internship. Do I need to have a degree in paralegal studies? Because I don't. I was looking to get on the job training and then qualifying to get a real paralegal job. Is this possible with this internship experience? I have a bachelor's degree in psychology. How long should I try to make this internship last. I want to have enough experience in order to get a full time job doing this.
Since college, I've held down primarily paralegal jobs. Recently, I took an assesment test and found out I would be happier as a journalist. I've rec'd compliments from friends in the past about my writing style and was suggested to check out an occupation as a writer. What's the best way to enter this arena? I'm not overly picky about my first job.. it doesn't have to be for a major publication.
I'll be graduating with my Paralegal Certificate next year, but in looking for paralegal jobs, everyone wants experience. Are there any paralegals out there that can show me the ropes and what they did?
I'm studying to be a paralegal. What would be the difference between staying a "civilian" and applying for local paralegal jobs, compared to joining any branch of the military and working as a paralegal?
Thanks for any answers! (:
I have a paralegal degree and I'm currently working for a small law firm. We've been doing a lot of health care work and lately I've considered becoming a nurse paralegal...but I think I'm at a disadvantage? All of the nurse paralegal training programs and job openings I've researched are for RNs with years of clinical experience. It seems Iike I'd have to quit my paralegal job, go to nursing school, then work as a nurse for years before I'd qualify for any of these programs.
I'm wondering about going to nursing school and then marketing myself as a paralegal with an RN degree, rather than a nurse with 6 months of paralegal training.
I have no desire to work in a clinical setting for years, but I want the education to make informed medical decisions in a legal background.
PS--no hate mail please: my sister, brother-in-law, and two aunts are nurses. I have nothing against nurses, it just isn't my calling.