Two Unbelievable Reasons Why Paralegal Resumes Get Tossed

Are you sending your paralegal resume out with little or no response? Are you thinking about seeking a new position but not sure whether your resume will meet the test? Here are the 2 most common reasons paralegal resumes get tossed! Read more →

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Are Paralegals Meant to Survive This Decade?

Is there a bright future for Paralegals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with their 2020 Occupational Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Bottom line – it’s not a bad time to be in, or to be getting into, a paralegal or legal assistant position*. Consider these findings: o Median annual pay is $51,750, compared with $39,800 for all occupations in the US. o 80% of paralegals and legal assistants earn between $32-82,000. o The federal government, finance, and insurance sectors pay the most, with a median income above $84,000 per year. o Employment of paralegals and legal assistants... Read more →

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If You License, Will They Come? Licensing issue debuts in New York

The other day, a paralegal sent me a panic email. OMG! Licensing of paralegals had been introduced as a bill in the state of New York. Her reaction about the bill was pretty standard. In a nutshell, she was saying, "What?????" In short the bill: a) Requires mandatory licensing b) States that paralegals "practiced" (an ethical question, to be sure) c) States that mandatory minimum standards for qualification into the field are required (but does not state what standards) d) Establishes licensing fees not to exceed $100.00 e) Creates an independent board to adopt rules and regulations f) Is an... Read more →

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They Shoot Paralegals, Don't They?

I was reading The Empowered Paralegal blog the other day and a paralegal was discussing the superior status she thought she had over paralegals who did not have paralegal degrees. In particular, she brought up the Erin Brockovich story and the subsequent movie that was made. Ms. Brockovich, she stated, was not a "real" paralegal because she did not have a paralegal degree. She went on to state that the duties that Ms. Brockovich performed would never be tackled by a paralegal. At least, she had never witnessed a paralegal doing what Ms. Brockovich did. It’s very interesting to listen... Read more →

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Why Would the S.C. Bar Stifle Competency Improvement?

According to the Carolina Paralegal News, South Carolina paralegals won't be seeing voluntary certification and registration any time soon. The South Carolina House of Delegates has tabled a proposal for paralegals to start a voluntary certification program for paralegals. The delegates referred a proposed Certified Paralegal Program back to the Paralegal Task Force which had billed it as an effort to improve the competencies of Palmetto State paralegals. A five-month study by a 12-member task force explored the possibility of setting up the state's first paralegal registration system. Michael J. Howell, a delegate, said he supported the concept but said... Read more →

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"Hutchens, Senter & Britton Announces Certified Paralegals"

Well, isn't this encouraging news? Law firm sends out press release praising its paralegals! "Fayetteville, North Carolina-based law firm Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A., which specializes in foreclosure and civil litigation, announced that employees Lesley Cavenaugh, Dianne Dunn, and Aileen Gibson have qualified as North Carolina state bar certified paralegals. All three support the firm's bankruptcy group. “'We congratulate Lesley, Dianne, and Aileen on this important achievement,' said Terry Hutchens, managing partner of Hutchens, Senter & Britton. 'Individually, each one's dedication to the profession is to be commended; collectively, they bring a concentration of expertise and talent to our Bankruptcy... Read more →

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"Questions Linger Over Paralegal Certification Bid"

So, certification for Connecticut paralegals is "two to five years" away? "The road to paralegal certification will be a long one, but Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz pledged her support of the endeavor during a luncheon speech to the Central Connecticut Paralegal Association (CCPA) earlier this month at The Hartford Club. "The CCPA has not yet taken an official stance on certification and continues to discuss with members their concerns over a measure that would make Connecticut one of only a few states that officially recognizes certified and licensed paralegals. "'It will be a long process,' agreed CCPA President Janet... Read more →

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"I’ve decided to take PACE – now what do I do?"

Wow, excellent post on the IPA blog where you'll find lots of helpful guidance from the Indiana Paralegal Association: "The PACE Study Manual is a necessity as it sets out a blueprint that has been followed for PACE with the five domains weighted as follows: "Administration of Client Matters 23% Development of Client Legal Matters 30% Factual and Legal Research 22% Factual and Legal Writing 20.5% Office Administration 4.5% "Interspersed throughout these five 'domains' are questions that also cover ethics and technology. The PACE Study Manual also contains a bibliography of materials used in preparing the manual. Some of the... Read more →

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"Paralegals' anniversary marks state recognition"

My, how time has flown for the paralegal profession in Texas! "Paralegals have made their way out of the figurative woods and into the light of a recognized profession [PDF link] since the State Bar of Texas created its paralegal division 25 years ago, an Austin woman who was instrumental in the landmark said Wednesday. "Debra Crosby [scroll down for bio] told 30 people at a Petroleum Club luncheon that she entered the field more than 30 years ago because her husband was in law school and she had just earned a master's degree in English and needed a job.... Read more →

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"Laying down the law"

Toronto wrestles with paralegal regulation: "A startling event this week shocked the justice committee hearing presentations on proposed legislation that would regulate paralegals. "Tory MPP Ted Chudleigh wondered out loud if it wasn't a conflict of interest for the committee, which is comprised of several lawyers, to be considering a bill which would hand regulation of paralegals to the Law Society of Upper Canada. [snip] "Critics say the bill will restrict not just the work paralegals can do, but who can be a paralegal -- and it will push up the cost of legal services for low-income Ontarians. In fact,... Read more →

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