Hot Student Stories

How much training does a paralegal need?

Heather Maxwell

in Higher Education

1 answer
1 view

1 answer

Megan Page on February 5, 2018

A paralegal career is not like other fields wherein you can only rely on TRAINING on the job or on the job training to be trained - you need a formal training to do this. A paralegal career is a good option for those interested in grammar, legal terminology, writing, listening, data analysis, research, and writing of documents, and continuous learning. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for paralegals and legal assistants was $46,680 a year in 2010. Legal assistants are employed in various organizations, such as law firms, Corporate legal departments, Government agencies. Organizations need specialized employees to help lawyers prepare for hearings, trials and corporate meetings. These employees perform a variety of tasks, from conducting legal research to drafting documents. From these invaluable employees are required to keep legal costs down, the outlook for growth is this field is good. I am seeing training programs online that offers training for a paralegal career that is good for 950 hours. A lot of colleges, vocational school and online training programs already offer the training required for a person to work as a legal assistant or paralegal.

Add you answer