January 6, 2016

It’s Not Just Paper Trails: Anchoring Your Law Firm’s Operation with IT Know-How

If you work for a law firm, whether as a lawyer, legal secretary or paralegal, you know that computers are cogs in your operation. There’s no way you can come back to doing it all on paper. The automation, easy access, and all-in-one record storage revolutionized the way law firms work. But you probably know …

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December 9, 2015

Leveraging Interviewing Skills for Success | The Center For Legal Studies

If you’re expecting a paralegal career in the future, then it’s reasonable to also expect day-to-day client interviews. Just how important are interviewing skills in this kind of job? They’re valuable enough that many online paralegal programs offer an Interviewing and Legal Investigation course. It’s a scenario seen too often: paralegals left on their own …

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October 29, 2015

More Than Just an Assistant: Paralegal Work can Change Lives | The Center For Legal Studies

The news about the paralegal profession always focuses on the optimistic career outlook and the projected hiring percentage. While there is nothing wrong with the reports about positive employment opportunities, it is much better to discuss and understand how paralegal work can change lives. This is because people sometimes forget or put a little thought …

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September 24, 2015

The Road to Becoming a Paralegal: Necessary Skills to Ensure Success

The paralegal profession is becoming one of the most sought-after occupations in the field of law, even edging out lawyers in terms of popularity. The stereotype that they are merely assistants to lawyers and attorneys is slowly fading, and many are seeing how respectable and arguably difficult it is to work as a paralegal. To …

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February 13, 2015

Pitching Yourself to a Law Firm | The Center for Legal Studies

Getting into a prestigious law firm isn’t an easy way to tread. Many aspiring applicants may have better credentials than you, and you need to stand out. What do you have to do? To create that good first “first impression,” come up with a comprehensive cover letter that provides an overview of your credential. The …

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