Are you a Corporate Paralegal? You may just be in luck.

I have never witnessed a job market quite like this one. Honest, I haven’t. It’s a circus out there. Law firms and in-house legal departments are coming at us with request upon request upon request (ok, you get it) for corporate paralegals all over the country. Staffing agencies are turning business away. Law firms are offering hiring bonuses, retention bonuses, extra perks, two weeks’ vacation before you get to the job, pet insurance... Read more →

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How to Become a Virtual Legal Assistant

Is there a brand new career just waiting for you? What exactly is a Virtual Assistant or VA? Simply put, a VA is someone who works remotely, online whether from their home or office. They are independent contractors or employees who work and use technology to deliver services. They provide administrative, technical, social media and creative services to clients. Virtual assistants specialize in various industries such as marketing, real estate, accounting, law or financial services. Firms often hire virtual assistants to save money. They don't pay for the assistant's equipment (including computers), training, overhead, dues, materials, furniture, office space, taxes... Read more →

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7 Steps to Overcoming Public Speaking Humiliation

The other day, I wrote the big reveal about public speaking. Essentially, I wrote that fear of public speaking is not about public speaking. It’s a fear of being humiliated. I offered up 5 reasons why fear manifests itself. As a speaker for the past 20 some odd years, I like to think that I've experienced it all. Maybe that's true. Until the next time, however, I guess we'll never know! Today, I’d like to take those 5 “why we’re afraid” reasons and offer up 7 ways to cope. 1. In the past, you’ve been publically humiliated. Welcome to life.We... Read more →

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New Survey Shows Paralegal Salaries Going Down

Not so good news out here in the paralegal world. The new 2010 Salary Guide from Robert Half Legal just published, shows that paralegal salaries are dipping. The salary guide is a review of actual starting salaries in 2009 and an extrapolation of these trends into 2010. Salaries have dropped from between .02% and 3.7% nationwide. Senior Paralegals (7+ years) are experiencing a decline from -02.% to -2.8% in large law firms. Salaries in large law firms for seniors ranged anywhere from $60,750 - $83,500 but are expected to drop to $59,750 - $80,500 in 2010. The largest declines in... Read more →

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New 2009 Paralegal Survey Released from IPMA and Incisive Media

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Incisive Legal Intelligence, a leading source of business intelligence for the legal profession, in partnership with the International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA), today announced the release of the Annual Compensation Survey for Paralegals/Legal Assistants and Managers, 2009 Edition, tracking compensation, billing rates and billable hours for paralegals. More than 250 organizations participated in the survey (180 law firms and 72 law departments), representing a total of 10,613 paralegal positions. The survey has been conducted since 2002. For further information, or to purchase a copy of the survey, visit incisivesurveys.com. The results of this year’s survey included the following:... Read more →

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"20 Jobs with the fastest-growing salaries"

This new salary analysis comes from Business 2.0 & paralegals are on the list: "Business 2.0 Magazine identifies popular job categories in which wages are growing the fastest. [snip] ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 1. HR coordinator ($40,200) 2. Paralegal ($39,500)" It's nice that paralegals made the list, but categorized as "admin support"? Not so much! And what do you think about that $39K salary? Read more →

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"Give Women A Fair Pay Day"

Think your salary is fair & equitable? Responses might just depend on your gender: "We’re coming up on Equal Pay Day again. That’s the day in April every year—this year the 24th—when women’s earnings finally catch up with what men made by December 31 of the previous year. Women’s groups, led by the National Committee on Pay Equity, will rally on Capitol Hill to call attention to the issue. "The pay gap is still a stubborn problem, with women who work full time, year-round making 76 cents to a man’s dollar. Though it consistently polls number one with female voters... Read more →

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Salary Range: Paralegals

Just happened to run across the Ask Dr. Salary blog where I found paralegal salaries charted [links in original post]: "I was reading AboveTheLaw and noticed David's Request for Paralegal Salaries. To help him out, I've posted a few charts from PayScale's Research Center about Paralegal Salaries that he might find interesting to compare against. I used our new Embed tool (see links next to charts in the Research Center) to post these charts on our blog. It's our latest attempt at blog content syndication. Let us know what you think!" Originally posted by Dr. Al Lee, Ph.D., October 26,... Read more →

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SURVEY: Starting Salaries for Lawyers & Other Legal Professionals Projected to Increase

Good news from this Robert Half Legal survey looking ahead to 2007! "Average starting salaries for legal professionals in the United States are projected to rise 4.7 percent in 2007, according to the just-released Robert Half Legal 2007 Salary Guide. Larger increases in base compensation are expected for attorneys with one to three years of experience at small to midsize law firms, first year associates and several legal support positions. Research from the annual Robert Half Legal Salary Guide indicates the hiring outlook is positive. Across the nation, corporate governance, litigation, intellectual property and real estate practice areas are generating... Read more →

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