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Paralegal Career Outlook

Paralegals play important roles in law offices. As the familiar saying goes, “behind every great lawyer is a great paralegal.” Also known as legal assistants, they are responsible for a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects [...]

Resources for Paralegals in New Jersey

Paralegals are an integral part of the legal system. From researching case law to communicating with clients to drafting pleadings, paralegals must maintain a wide range of knowledge and skills. Thankfully, there are a ton of resources available to help paralegals do just that. They range from books to organizations and are plentiful and state-specific. [...]

More Expert Witness Tips for Paralegals

As discussed in our first article on the subject, expert witnesses can often play a vital role in the outcome of a case. This can be especially true in cases involving product liability, as many jurisdictions require expert witness testimony to substantiate a claim. Paralegals are vital in the retention, communication and implementation of expert [...]

Expert Witness Tips for Paralegals

Testimony from expert witnesses is utilized in a large number of cases. Experts, like doctors and scientists, are highly sought after because their testimony can make or break a case. Paralegals are usually the ones who coordinate with experts or their staff. There are a lot of opportunities for paralegals to increase the impact of [...]

Paralegal Career Outlook for NY and NJ

If you have watched the news, read a newspaper (or news website) or listened to the radio in the past seven years or so, you know that the national employment situation has looked fairly bleak. Most economists agree that the “Great Recession” started in 2008 and continued for several years. With the economic downturn, came [...]

Simple Formula for Paralegal Success

Want to feel successful and accomplished as a paralegal? The formula is simple. Computer Proficiency + Organization + Good Communication + Research Skills = Success To ensure your success and feel a sense of accomplishment as a paralegal, develop and display these skills. Computer Proficiency Today, computers are absolutely essential to the practice of law, [...]

More Trends Impacting Paralegals

The world around us is in a state of constant change. For professionals in the legal field, specifically paralegals, it is no different. In an earlier article, we looked at five current trends (technology, e-Discovery, new practice areas and social networking) that impact today’s paralegals. Today we will examine a few more changes that make the [...]

Current Trends Impacting Paralegals

Current trends in the legal industry are shaping the present and future environment for those in the paralegal profession. They are shaping (and perhaps creating) new opportunities. Technology & Software Technological advances have impacted the legal industry as much or more than any other. Developers have rolled out software and online resources including legal research [...]

iPad Apps for Paralegals

Are you a Paralegal who uses an iPad? Using an iPad can help you be more productive when you are away from the office. So, for those of you who are currently using iPads or if you want to start utilizing them, here is a list of iPad apps that will help you get things [...]

Paralegal Profession Expected to Grow

Paralegals are essential to the legal field, assisting attorneys in every facet of the profession. They draft motions, summarize reports of legal precedent and much more. Most play vital roles behind the scenes and are indispensable to the firms they support. Because of their value, the paralegal profession is expected to grow significantly. In fact, [...]