Paralegal

What Does A Paralegal Do?

Paralegals support lawyers by assisting with legal research, preparing legal documents, and organizing case-related information.

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How Do I Become A Paralegal?

Most paralegals complete a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies or a related field. Some have a four-year bachelor’s degree in another field and a certification in paralegal studies.

What is the Average Salary For A Paralegal?

High – 78,000
Median – 48,000
Low – 30,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Paralegal?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Business

What Is The Work Environment For A Paralegal?

Paralegals generally work in law offices or legal departments, but some may also work for the government.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Paralegal?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location. Job numbers appear to be growing, but there is a lot more competition out there.

References

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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