Paralegal Jobs

    Paralegals work in most industries, including private companies, publicly traded corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government. California, Montana, and South Dakota are the only states that require paralegals to meet specific education guidelines. However, earning a degree and pursuing certification can lead to more career options. The typical steps to a paralegal career are:

    1. Earn a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree in paralegal or legal studies.
    2. Take advantage of work-study and internship opportunities to gain hands-on experience and training.
    3. Get certified by a national organization such as NALA, the Paralegal Association, NALS, the Association for Legal Professionals, or the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). Select states also run state-level certification programs.
    4. Prepare your resume and apply for open positions.

    Competitive applicants are typically specific about their qualifications and how these align with their overall career goals, which allows them to match with employers. Whether it’s time to start the job hunt or you’re looking to get a feel for what employers are looking for in paralegal hires, these job board resources can help:

    Find even more paralegal jobs with our job board, updated daily. Use the What and Where fields to enter the type of paralegal position you are seeking and the city and/or state where you’re interested in working. Examples of paralegal careers to search for include:

    • Bankruptcy Paralegal
    • Corporate Paralegal
    • Criminal Law Paralegal
    • Estate and Probate Paralegal
    • Family Law Paralegal
    • Immigration Paralegal
    • Litigation Paralegal
    • Personal Injury Paralegal
    • Real Estate Paralegal

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