Paralegal Certification Vs. Certificate

Paralegals prepare research, documents and reports for a firm's lawyers.

Paralegals prepare research, documents and reports for a firm's lawyers.

When athletes want to perform at a higher level, some of them compromise their careers by turning to performance-enhancing substances. Lawyers use paralegals instead, which is not only ethical but a pretty smart choice. There's a lot of routine research, filing and writing in a legal office, and lawyers who delegate that work to paralegals can focus their time on more profitable work. Most paralegals start off with a degree or certificate in paralegal studies, and some later gain professional certifications.

Certificates and Degrees

Certification

Advanced Certifications

The Career

2016 Salary Information for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

 

About the Author

Fred Decker is a trained chef and certified food-safety trainer. Decker wrote for the Saint John, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, and has been published in Canada's Hospitality and Foodservice magazine. He's held positions selling computers, insurance and mutual funds, and was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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