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New career opportunities in the paralegal profession

Rachel Lane Berkey

New career opportunities in the paralegal profession

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Published by Arco in New York .
Written in English

  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Legal assistants -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementRachel Lane Berkey.
      LC ClassificationsKF320.L4 B47 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 149 p. :
      Number of Pages149
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3494001M
      ISBN 100668054786, 0668054824
      LC Control Number82013929

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New career opportunities in the paralegal profession by Rachel Lane Berkey Download PDF EPUB FB2

A paralegal is trained in legal matters and assists lawyers with researching facts for cases, preparing documents, maintaining files, and preparing for trial.

Paralegals must work under the supervision of an attorney and are commonly employed by law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies, though opportunities for paralegals. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index.

Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. From the latest training requirements to current salary statistics to the lowdown on life on the job, each book is packed with comprehensive, up-to-date information to help you confidently pursue the profession that's right for you. In this revised edition of Opportunities in Paralegal Careers, you'll find:Author: Alice Fins.

Your Second Career is Waiting for You. Whether you are changing careers in your 30s or 40s, you want to do things right. The best jobs for a midlife career change may not be what you want to do.

Don’t let that stop you. Finding the career you love involves research, education and confidence. Age doesn’t matter. Being happy in your new. The simple reality is that if the solution to your career change lay in more analysis – in making more lists, reading more books, taking more psychometric tests, or simply figuring it all out in your head – you'd have found it by now.

You won't find a job by looking for one. As a Paralegal for the CIA, you will provide case management, legal research, case-cite verification, blue book citations and general paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel. You will support legal issues relating to foreign intelligence, counterintelligence activities, and both civil and criminal litigation.

Author by: Joanne Stevens Bair Languange: en Publisher by: Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 98 Total Download: File Size: 49,5 Mb Description: This book introduces the law to the paralegal studies student and explores the paralegal profession by reviewing rules of practice and career takes you on a journey which is replete with substantive legal.

The delivery of legal services is a complex process that typically requires teams of skilled professionals to provide quality and cost-effective service. As a result, the legal field offers many jobs encompassing a diverse range of skills, experience, and education. Developments in the law and technology have also created new legal career.

The paralegal job market is one of the healthiest in today’s economy. Unemployment among paralegals is among the lowest of all professions, and the demand for paralegals continues to grow faster than most other job sectors. Paralegal work is a competitive profession.

Legal Secretaries & Paralegals: Books. 1 - 20 of 95 results Grid View Grid. List View List. Add to Wishlist. Read an excerpt of this book. Quickview. Paralegal Career For Dummies.

by Scott A. Hatch. Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ New examples, new game types, and new challenges throughout the. If you are making a career of being a paralegal – get involved in a local association, a local bar association, or a national organization.

By being involved you can help shape the paralegal profession in your community and it creates great networking opportunities.-Barbara A. Miller, 2nd Vice President of the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association. The Paralegal Professional uses the following features to facilitate learning.

Text organization is both logical and flexible. Part 1: The Paralegal Profession introduces students to the paralegal profession, its career opportunities, the paralegal workplace, ethics, regulation, and the use of technology on the job.; Part 2: Introduction to Law provides an overview of law and the American.

Summary: This article details the various careers outside of the legal profession that are within the reach of a paralegal. As you begin your career as a paralegal, you will probably not be inter­ested in seeing how your training can prepare you for jobs and careers out­side the legal field/5.

hey are many reasons paralegals can sometimes find themselves looking back on their career and feeling that they have lose interest. Career change is a natural life and career progression, especially as the legal job market remains uncertain. But changing careers takes focus and commitment. To be successful, you’ll need to develop short-term, intermediate and long-term goals, and decide on.

New Hampshire Paralegal Career Books. The Law and Paralegal Student’s Guide to Legal Research and Writing – This text is a practical primer and helpful continuing reference on the nuances of legal research and writing for paralegals.

The text encourages analysis of legal research needs and strategies to build efficiency into the research. The paralegal profession is a relatively new and rapidly expanding area.

Previously, much of the groundwork now covered by the paralegal was part and parcel of being a lawyer. Now lawyers can afford to focus more intently on the strategies of trying cases and resolving legal problems, thanks to the invaluable preparatory work of the paralegal.

Education: Many paralegals have two-year associate degrees or four-year bachelor’s degrees. Many junior colleges offer courses toward a paralegal certificate. Training: Even if they don't get it in a classroom setting, paralegals must have a solid knowledge of legal terminology, federal and state rules of legal procedure, and substantive law.

Paralegals can gain this knowledge by working. If we listen to career experts and look at government statistics, the job outlook for paralegal remains generally good, with an unemployment rate in of % and more opportunities for paralegals projected in the coming years than for lawyers and for judges.

—— A path towards broad recognition —— So much has already changed in the past forty years: The paralegal profession has. The Paralegal Professional uses the following features to facilitate learning. Text organization is both logical and flexible.

Part 1: The Paralegal Profession introduces students to the paralegal profession, its career opportunities, the paralegal workplace, ethics, regulation, and the use of technology on the job.; Part 2: Introduction to Law provides an overview of law and the American Availability: Live.

Paralegal Books For Your Library. Paralegal Career For Dummies. This book offers great information in an easy to understand format. A CD is included containing samples of documents, references and helpful checklists. The authors provide an in-depth understanding of the paralegal profession as well as the pros and cons to this career.

New video case studies and Paralegals in Practice boxes bring the world of the paralegal closer to the classroom. / Paralegal Professional, The Plus NEW MyLegalStudiesLab and Virtual Law Office Experience with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of / NEW MyLegalStudiesLab and.

Lawyers and paralegal educators Britain and Hull present this multipurpose text suitable as a textbook for entry-level paralegal students; as a reference for those considering the profession as a career choice; as a reference for practicing paralegals and legal assistants; and for use by law faculty, law librarians, members of the judiciary, and legislators as background information for.

Get this from a library. Opportunities in paralegal careers. [Alice Fins] -- Discusses the career opportunities, educational requirements, and advantages of a paralegal in the public and private sectors, government, and in court, and includes a list of training programs. A paralegal can get a jump on his or her peers and start establishing their career and earning raises.

Salary The paralegal profession has a more substantial starting salary compared to other two-year degree fields, and can increase greatly with just a few years experience if.

New Career Opportunities in the Paralegal Profession: Author(s): R L Berkey: Date Published: Page Count: Sponsoring Agency: Arco Publishing Co New York, NY Sale Source: Arco Publishing Co Park Avenue South New York, NY United States of America: Language: English: Country: United States of America: Annotation.

“Thank you PDI. I got my first paralegal job (with no prior experience) the Friday before graduation. I will be getting a $10, raise. Hooray. I really enjoyed the program, and obviously, it helped me greatly in beginning my new career!” -Sara S. “My experience at PDI has been the most informative of my life.

One measure of success is the ability to do meaningful work with a lasting impact. A paralegal career gives countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of many people. The role of the paralegal in the legal field often directly intersects with individual lives, local communities, and even the future direction of the law.

Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry, Second Edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide ever published to these challenging and rewarding fields. This second edition has been revised and completely updated for the 21st century. In one source you will find information on Price: $ The paralegal profession continues to experience growth.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, an 18% growth in the profession is projected between and Paralegals and legal assistants are an integral part of the legal system, assisting attorneys with a variety of substantive tasks.

What is a Paralegal. A "paralegal" is a person who: (1) contracts with or is employed by an attorney, law firm, corporation, governmental agency or other entity; (2) performs substantive legal work under the supervision of a licensed attorney who assumes professional responsibility for the final work product; and (3) meets one or more of the education, training or work experience.

“Careers in Transition: Paralegals in Progress” was presented as a seminar at William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, on J The purpose was to demonstrate how paralegals can transfer their skills to positions which afford them opportunities for advancement.

The speakers are featured in this article. New to this edition is the inclusion of pertinent web site information related to chapter content, assignments that require students to do additional research on the web, updated exhibits that illustrate key concepts, and extensive information on paralegal career development and job opportunities.

Also new to this edition is the coverage of Author: William Statsky. And new opportunities are continually opening for paralegals in industry as companies learn how this new profession can be of assistance to them.

Initially the paralegal was trained in-house, that is, directly by the lawyer.5/5(35). Graduates of the Paralegal program will be prepared for a career as a paralegal, with opportunities in corporate law offices, legal departments, government agencies, financial institutions, and more.

Admission Requirements High school graduation or equivalent* OR mature student status**. *From an English language teaching institution.

Paralegal Opportunities Law school can pose a major financial burden to many and carries with it a lengthy time of completion factor. Paralegal career courses provide a very good career alternative and can also help assist down the road should you later be in position to pursue a law degree.

Paralegal roles provide a good route into the profession for students and graduates, either as valuable work experience before applying for a training contract or to fulfil the SRA’s qualifying requirements without undertaking a formal period of recognised training. Paralegal Internship- Where and How to Find One.

A paralegal internship is an unpaid position typically open to full-time paralegal students. It is designed to give the student real-life work experience so that he or she can apply what they have learned in the classroom setting to an actual legal setting.

The median annual wage for paralegals and legal assistants was $50, in May Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from tomuch faster than the average for all occupations. Formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job -level education: Associate's degree.

If you have a new position regarding the legal profession that we should include on this page, please email the information to [email protected] Postings will be listed for 3 months unless you inform us otherwise.

This service is open to the community. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. Receptionist (posted 3/12/). - **this is a reprint of a past post. I feel the advice still stands and can benefit new paralegals. Give it a read and hear paralegal career advice.

Blackstone Career Institute accepts and works with the following military benefits/organizations: Post G.I.

Bill®–Covers entire course tuition, dependent upon benefit level You can use your military benefits to enroll in our Correspondence Paralegal Program for Inmates.Chris Hansen Awarded First Illinois Paralegal Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hello Fellow NFPA Paralegals - I am Renée De La Cruz, the NFPA In-House Paralegal Coordinator and I am also chairperson for the Illinois Paralegal Association (IPA) Accreditation committee; which Chris Hansen is a member of both of these committees.Choosing your profession can feel like one of the most crucial decisions you will make.

It’s understandable to second-guess yourself. Shows like Law and Order, How to Get Away with Murder or Better Call Saul may have piqued your interest in the legal realm, but is that interest enough to fuel a career?.

Of all the potential courtroom jobs out there, a paralegal career is one of the fastest.