Do I need to be licensed to work as a paralegal?

Answer Paralegals are not required to be licensed but must work under the supervision of an attorney. Most attorneys prefer to hire a paralegal who has a certificate approved by the American Bar Associati... Read More »

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Does a paralegal need to work under an attorney only?

On One Hand: Some States Allow Independent ParalegalsIn California and Arizona, paralegals can register as legal document preparers and legal document assistants. This allows them to work directly... Read More »

Do i need a specific paralegal degree to become a paralegal?

On One Hand: Paralegal CertificationMany paralegals hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with certification specific to criminal justice or paralegal studies. Making sure that the certifi... Read More »

What is the work of a paralegal?

A paralegal assists attorneys by doing substantive legal work for individual and business clients. A paralegal, also called a legal assistant, receives specialized training though education and on-... Read More »

Do you need a degree to be a paralegal?

Paralegals do no need a degree if they can find an employer willing to train them on the job. But employers usually require at least an associate's degree. Some employers prefer certification and... Read More »