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Everything you could ever want to know about being a paralegal, getting certified as a paralegal, and whatever else you can think of related to the paralegal profession.

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Paralegal Schools

Top Schools That Offer On-Campus and Online Degrees People are always going to need legal advisors for one reason or another and this makes the legal field an in-demand industry. In order to be sought after it is important that you have a good mix of skills and the completion …

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How Much Do Paralegals Make in Average?

Average Paralegal Pay in the U.S: 2013 Update The first thing you really have to understand about the paralegal profession is that the payment can be absolutely great, but it also differs tremendously from place to place. The average salary for a paralegal across the nation is $46,990, but if …

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What Does a Paralegal Do?

What Does a Paralegal Do

According to the American Bar Association, a paralegal is A person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.  If you’re just …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Paralegal Programs

Online Paralegal Programs

Becoming a paralegal requires the right training program in order to obtain the skills you need to work in this profession. There are advantages and disadvantages to online paralegal programs, both of which should be carefully considered before making your decision. Flexible Scheduling The biggest advantage to taking online courses …

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All You Need to Know to Become an Immigration Paralegal

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Have you decided to become a paralegal? Well, before you get started on your studies, did you know there are several fields from which you can choose? One of them is immigration law. What is an Immigration Paralegal? Immigration paralegals help attorneys who represent immigrants. They often draft motions, translate …

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Average Paralegal Salaries

Average Paralegal Salaries

If you are planning a career as a paralegal, it’s important to know the difference in paralegal salaries, which vary from field, place, and education. Here’s a quick run-down of different paralegals and their salaries, and how you can increase your starting base pay. Note: Most data comes from Payscale.com and …

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What is a Paralegal? : The Various Kinds of Paralegals

What is a Paralegal

When asking, “What is a paralegal?” you will find many answers. While many paralegals share the same type of work or day-to-day activities, their specialities make them different and knowledgeable about various law topics. If you want to be a paralegal, there are many fields that you can work in, based …

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What is a Frivolous Lawsuit?

Frivolous Lawsuit

To hear some tell it – everything is a frivolous lawsuit. Employees poisoned by asbestos Patients left permanently injured or dead because of medical negligence Employees who want justice from corporate wrongdoers like Enron Consumers who have been lied to about the safety of their prescription drugs But none of …

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Punitive Damages Make Our Families Safe

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  Rarely awarded, punitive damages punish the most egregious behavior and force business executives to put safety first or suffer the consequences. As in the case of Vioxx, where a Texas jury found Merck guilty of knowingly pushing a deadly drug, jurors award punitive damages only when the behavior was …

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Paralegal Certification In Texas

Paralegal Certification In Texas

Although there is not the state-wide requirement for the licensing of paralegals in Texas, there are a number of certifying organization and boards that offer designations to paralegals. These certifications are an excellent way to get an edge on the competition when looking for higher level paralegal positions. So, how …

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