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Do I Need a Bachelors Degree to Be a Paralegal?

You do not need a Bachelors degree. There are a wide variety of ways to get your foot in the door to become a paralegal, and it’s not necessarily required that you have a Bachelors degree. For more information about online or live paralegal training, paralegal certifications, or our other training courses for the legal…

What You Can Expect to Learn in Your Online Paralegal Program

Paralegal Certificate Course CLS by BARBRI Paralegal Certificate Course begins with an introduction to the American legal system. We’ll go over things like court structure, jurisdiction, venue, the importance of precedents, and the rules of civil procedure. This helps lay a foundation for later lessons that cover more advanced concepts. Following lessons include ethics, a…

What Other Paralegal Training Does CLS You Provide? | Paralegal Schools Online

CLS by BARBRI Paralegal Certificate Course begins with an introduction to the American legal system. We’ll go over things like court structure, jurisdiction, venue, the importance of precedents, and the rules of civil procedure. For more information about online or live paralegal training, paralegal certifications, or our other training courses for the legal support field,…

Education or Experience: Which is More Important? | CLS by BARBRI

There’s no denying that a career as a paralegal is one of the most rewarding today. With numerous job opportunities, hefty pay, and the chance to contribute something meaningful to society and its justice system, more people are pursuing a career in the industry. Given how more people are jumping ship to the legal industry,…

Indispensable Tips for Landing that Internship | CLS by BARBRI

Whether you are a law or a paralegal student, where you intern highly matters. While there are students who treat internship lightly, it actually has a great impact on your career eventually. It exposes you to the inner workings of a law firm and the justice system. Depending on your performance, your internship has the…

What Will I Learn in a Paralegal Certificate Course?

CLS by BARBRI Paralegal Certificate Course begins with an introduction to the American legal system. We’ll go over things like court structure, jurisdiction, venue, the importance of precedents, and the rules of civil procedure. For more information about online or live paralegal training, paralegal certifications, or our other training courses for the legal support field,…

Legal Studies and the Industry Still Performing Strong | CLS by BARBRI

Enrollment in law schools across the country plummeted to record lows this year. Just this March of 2015, the US legal services industry shed 1,200 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of people working in the legal sector dropped from 1,120,600 to 1,119,400 in March, despite the overall economy adding 126,000…

The 6 Types of Paralegals You’ll Meet in Law Firms

Nowadays, many law firms specialize in particular areas of the law such as estate planning, and immigration and employment laws. There are numerous paralegal types and specializations available in law firms. Programs offering paralegal training encourage additional courses in specific legal topics to prepare students for law firms with only one or two focuses. Paralegals…

Confidentiality, Paralegals, and the Internet

Social media has become a major tool for those in the legal profession to find pieces of information. Consequently, it has also provided professionals an avenue to broaden their networks. But the situation is not without problems. Many paralegals, legal assistants, and even lawyers have had missteps with using the Internet – especially when it…

How to Get a Paralegal Promotion | CLS by BARBRI

If we’re going to be completely honest about the paralegal industry, there are few ways to get a promotion. It’s not that nobody gives paralegals their due; it’s just that the nature of the profession doesn’t grow in the same way other careers do. While everyone’s looking to move vertically, paralegals advance their occupations horizontally….

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