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Reasons To Do An Employment Background Check

Hiring employees is one of the riskiest decisions of a hiring manager or a business owner. Employment background checks are becoming increasingly common these days. Although the Fair Credit Reporting Act has limited the ability to conduct background checks in several ways, it does not restrict employers for reasonable reasons. Here are some reasons that

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Things All Attorneys Expect from Paralegals

When I became a paralegal in 1984, it was very common for paralegals to sit at their desks all day with their headphones on and type a variety of documents such as motions, pleadings, and correspondence, dictated by an attorney via the Dictaphone.  The role of the paralegal has since evolved from secretarial typists or

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What I Wish I Knew BEFORE Becoming a Paralegal

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

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Top Five Skills to Look for When Hiring a Paralegal

An indispensable paralegal has an ability to multitask, strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn, expertise in organization, and psychic abilities. According to NALA: The Paralegal Association’s Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Paralegals, Paralegals are a distinguishable group of persons who assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Through formal education, training,

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5 Most Important Paralegal Traits

Can we just choose five traits as the most important paralegal traits that you must possess to succeed in a paralegal career? In my opinion, the answer is “no.” The paralegal profession has grown and expanded over the last few decades to encompass so many different positions and roles that it would be impossible to

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What a Paralegal Does and How to Become One

A job as a paralegal might be ideal for those who appreciate the intricacy of the U.S. legal system and are eager to provide assistance to lawyers. Experts on this profession say it can be a fulfilling occupation for individuals who are detail-oriented and enjoy writing. 3 Gap Year Jobs for Future Law Students Reading

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11 Reasons that Investing in Paralegal Training Can Boost Your Firm

A leader is only as good as their team. And a team is a reflection of its leader. These two units work together to create success. Running A Successful Law Firm takes dedication, persistence, and hard work. It also takes a great paralegal team. But without proper paralegal training, your employees may not have the skills

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What I Wish I Knew BEFORE Becoming a Paralegal

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

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8 benefits of becoming a certified paralegal

According to the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA), more than 12,000 paralegals have earned the professional designation “Certified Paralegal” (CP) since the organization began sponsoring the certification exam in 1976. While obtaining a certified paralegal credential is a voluntary certification process that can improve a resume, it’s not an entry-level requirement to enter the field.

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What a Paralegal Does and How to Become One

The median salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the U.S. was $50,940 in May 2018, according to the BLS.(GETTY IMAGES) A job as a paralegal might be ideal for those who appreciate the intricacy of the U.S. legal system and are eager to provide assistance to lawyers. Experts on this profession say it can

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What I Wish I Knew BEFORE Becoming a Paralegal

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,

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