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What paralegals do

Paralegals provide essential assistance to lawyers, corporations and other organizations, and they have established themselves as a crucial part of the legal system. There is no shortage of need for skilled and educated paralegal professionals. Upon successful completion of our core Paralegal Certificate Course©, you’ll be trained and ready to work in a variety of industries.

Where paralegals work

  • Law offices
  • Local, federal and state government agencies
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Court system
  • Real estate
  • Corporate offices
  • Non-profit organizations

Advance your education & career

Are you a working paralegal looking to stand out to hiring firms, increase your earning potential and grow your career? It’s important for you to broaden your knowledge. An advanced paralegal training course is your way to gain skills and competency, and to make critical contributions to any company or organization. The paralegal profession is a rapidly growing field, and comprehensive training can help you differentiate.

If you are a paralegal professional, our Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course is your next big career step. When you successfully complete at least six of the sixteen advanced topics, you’ll be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Completing both the core Paralegal Certificate Course© and Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course will provide you with comprehensive training and skills. Those two courses in combination have been designed to meet the requirements of the California Business and Professional Code §6450, applicable to all working paralegals in the state of California. If you’re not ready to take the full Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course, start by taking one or two advanced topics to gain specialized training in your area of interest.

Continue your paralegal education

CLS by BARBRI offers a variety of other courses any paralegal could benefit from to increase their knowledge and marketable skills.

The ability to effectively conduct efficient legal research and analysis is an important aspect of any legal career. With your paralegal certificate in hand, or a year of legal experience under your belt, you’re now ready to learn more advanced approaches to legal research, writing and the eDiscovery process. From greater job readiness to endless opportunities for career advancement, the Advanced Legal Research and Writing course is the natural next step in your paralegal career. Additionally, CLS now offers an eDiscovery for Paralegals course endorsed by ACEDS, the gold standard in eDiscovery training and education.

Paralegals with specialized training in Personal Injury are in demand from corporations, law firms and insurance companies. The Personal Injury for Paralegals course will help your increase your marketability and earning potential by teaching you the legal terms, causes of action and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents.

Paralegals, as well as business and HR professionals, can benefit from additional specialized training. Add credentials and skills to your resume by gaining a more in-depth understanding of employment and labor policies with the Employment Law Certificate Course. Additionally, you can become qualified to develop or participate in the conflict mediation process, negotiations and settlements with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Course.

Courses for paralegal professionals

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Posted March 2, 2021

Litigation Paralegal (TX)

A Texas firm seeks a litigation paralegal with at least one year of experience for their Houston office. The full-time position includes responsibility for coordination of all the details before, during and after trial. The successful candidate will be able to provide assistance during all phases of the litigation process including conducting interviews, legal research, document filing and attending trials.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct pre-claim investigation, legal research and initial case assessments
  • Draft pleadings, motions and appellate documents and file them with the court
  • Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics, etc.)
  • Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
  • Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices
  • Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests
  • Gather relevant information from a variety of sources
  • Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties
  • Help with voir dire, jury selection and witnesses preparation
  • Provide assistance with case settlements

Skills:

  • Proven working experience as a litigation paralegal
  • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices, etc.
  • Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail
  • Extensive computer and database expertise
  • Paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification

  • Paralegal certification
  • At least 1 year of experience working as a paralegal

Houston, TX

Interested candidates may contact hiring manager Christina Correia at 713-714-5014 or [email protected].

Posted February 11, 2021

Trusts and Estate Paralegal (NY)

A midtown Manhattan trusts and estate lawyer is seeking a paralegal to work one-on-one with an experienced tax attorney.

Pay range is $25-$35 per hour commensurate with experience, benefits are offered after 3 months of service, and the position is 4 days per week.

  • Preparation of fiduciary accountings on a monthly basis (Excel);
  • Preparation of Form 1041 tax forms on tax software (Lacerte);
  • Preparation of probate, administration, guardianship and other misc.
    petitions in Surrogate’s Court (Hot Docs);
  • Act as notary public on necessary legal documents (firm will teach
    and pay for exam);
  • Preparation of estate planning documents and acting as witness
  • Proofreading legal documents
  • Filing in court and E-filing in court

  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Long term commitment, will teach and train throughout
  • Above average grade point

  • Some accounting background
  • Some tax return preparation experience
  • BA or MA Degree or Paralegal Certificate

New York, NY

Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Posted February 9, 2021

Paralegal (UT)

A boutique immigration, business and health law practice in Ogden is looking for a paralegal with an entrepreneurial mind and creative problem solving approach. We are committed to the community and have a team-focused approach with opportunities for growth.

The position is full-time, following bank holidays, and offers a 401k with match. Bonus/incentives are discretionary. Pay is $13.00 – $17.00 per hour.

Assist on miscellaneous office and legal tasks, including but not limited to the following:

  • drafting correspondence;
  • preparing letters for mailing;
  • mailing and delivering packages to couriers;
  • interacting with clients by phone, email or in person;
  • maintaining schedules for attorneys;
  • researching legal questions;
  • drafting/editing legal documents, as assigned; and
  • meeting specified deadlines.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A college degree or paralegal certificate/degree;
  • Experience in corporate, litigation, employment, immigration, or healthcare law;
  • Bilingual competency in Spanish or Hindi and be prepared to interact in that language, depending on client needs; and
  • A current notary commission.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Technologically savvy (i.e. can use computers, cloud-based software applications, scanners, copiers, e-mail, DocuSign, Microsoft Office suite software, etc.);
  • Capable of time management, prioritizing tasks and managing expectations; and
  • Above all, being responsive is paramount!

Ogden, UT

To apply, send resume and recent legal writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line “Paralegal Job Candidate”.