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The Votes Are In!
Meet LAT‘s 2007
Paralegal of the Year
and Runners-Up.

By Tim Pareti

Outward Bound?
Exploring the impact of legal outsourcing.
By Sally A. Kane

First in its Field
One law firm’s legacy of paralegal utilization.
By Amanda Flatten

In Good Form
Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases
By Andrew H. Friedman

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Becoming a Paralegal

Paralegal Students

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Considering a career as a paralegal?

Are you thinking of becoming a paralegal? Are you trying to figure out what to look for in a paralegal school? Are you getting a paralegal education or recently graduated? Are you ready to look for that first job? Are you unsure what your first step should be or what specialty area you should consider?

Beginning any new job, whether you are fresh out of school or recently retrained, is a sometimes nerve-racking premise. Questions abound regarding what you can really expect as the new kid, or not-so-new kid, on the block. To make your entry into the paralegal profession a little smoother, you need a place where you can find helpful advice, tips for success, examples of others who have been there and done that, a repository of resourcesyou need Legal Assistant Today.

Below are some valuable articles that will help you in your chosen career.



About the Profession

Paralegal Education

Looking for a Paralegal Position

Different Career Options to Consider

  • Flying Solo March/April ’06 – LAT‘s Freelance Survey results.

  • The Show Must Go On March/April ’06 – IPMA’s 2005 survey reveals increased responsibilities for legal assistants.

  • Unique Specialties Nov/Dec ’05 – Distinctive areas of law for the nontraditional paralegal.

  • Music Paralegals May/June ’05 – IPMA’s 2005 survey reveals increased responsibilities for legal assistants.

  • Marketing Your Game Plan Mar/Apr ’05 – Strategies for freelance paralegals.

  • Plaintiff v. Defense Jul/Aug ’04 – Paralegals from both sides reveal their winning strategies.

  • Roads Less Traveled – Mar/Apr ’04 – Paralegal skills provide the foundation for a variety of careers.

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