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What is a Paralegal?

Individuals who are interested in a paralegal career may ask, “What is a paralegal and what does a paralegal do?” In this article, we'll walk you through our advice on becoming, being, and succeeding as a paralegal professional.

How to Become a Paralegal

In this article, we will walk you through the steps you need to take to become a certified paralegal and answer some commonly asked questions about the profession.

What Does a Paralegal Do?

This article will give you a comprehensive guide on what a paralegal does, the different job specializations, how they differ from other legal professionals, and why employers hire them.

A Day in the Life of a Paralegal: Realistic Expectations and Job Responsibilities

In this article, we'll cover what a typical day looks like, the biggest challenges and rewards of the job, and the skills needed to excel in this field.

The Paralegal’s Career Path

In this article, we’ll discuss the common paralegal career paths, including education and experience requirements, as well as the paralegal job outlook and the earnings a paralegal can expect depending on their chosen field. 

How Long Does it Take to Become a Paralegal? The Timeframes and Tracks to Consider

Although many variables affect this timeline, including education and specialization, the article below will explore the timeframes and tracks to help you launch your paralegal career.

Paralegal Job Outlook 2024: Securing Opportunities in an Evolving Field

In this guide, we will provide comprehensive insights into this outlook and explain how you can secure these opportunities.

Earning Power: Navigating Salaries and Career Growth as a Paralegal

In this guide, we will take a closer look at this role, exploring their duties, qualifications, and how much a paralegal makes in terms of salary.

Your Path to a Paralegal License: What You Need to Know

In this article, we review what a paralegal license is, how you can get one, and what the benefits are in a crowded professional field. We’ll review who needs a paralegal license, the process of obtaining and keeping your license in different states, including state registration, and look at different educational options for getting your paralegal studies certificate or degree.

Introductory Educational Guides and Articles

What are the Requirements to Become a Paralegal?

This comprehensive guide will delve into the educational paralegal requirements and the various career paths for aspiring paralegals.

Exploring Your Path in Legal Support: A Deep Dive into Paralegal Studies Programs

In this article, we will explore paralegal studies programs in more detail and help you better understand how they can help advance your career.

Choosing the Right Paralegal School: A Comprehensive Guide to Making an Informed Decision

In this article, we will explore the factors you should consider when you pursue a paralegal education and what each educational pathway will include.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing an ABA-Approved Paralegal Program

In this guide, we will discuss what makes a paralegal program ABA-approved, review the top ABA-approved paralegal programs in the country, and help you understand other factors that can affect the ABA-approved paralegal program you choose.

Evaluating Paralegal Degree Programs: How To Unlock These Opportunities

In this article, we explore the various degree program offerings for those interested in paralegal studies.

Finding Your Fit: A Comprehensive Guide to Paralegal Associate Degree Programs

In this article, we will explore these educational tracks more and offer tips on evaluating various associate programs in paralegal studies to determine whether they are the right fit for you.

What Is a Paralegal Certificate?

In this article, you will learn more about what a paralegal certificate is and how it differs from other paralegal educational programs and credentials. You will also discover the advantages that completing your paralegal certificate program can have for your career. Finally, you will learn tips about finding the correct paralegal certificate program to fit your needs.

Start Your Career with a Paralegal Certificate Online

This article will introduce you to the benefits of pursuing your paralegal certificate online and highlight important factors to help you make an informed decision, such as the importance of accreditation, what employers think of online paralegal certificates, how long the process takes, and the advantages to taking your courses online.

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Deep Dives into Paralegal Career Paths


To learn more about this position and how to pursue a career as a corporate paralegal, the following guide will take you through everything you need to know.


If you are interested in a career as a litigation paralegal, this comprehensive guide will help you better understand the position and how to launch your paralegal career.

Real Estate

This guide will provide an overview of the real estate paralegal profession, the skills required to get hired, and how to become a real estate paralegal.


In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide exploring the skills, education, and training required to become an immigration paralegal.


In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide explaining the necessary skills, education, and training required to become a nurse paralegal.

Personal Injury

In this article, we will go over the duties and responsibilities of a personal injury paralegal, provide salary expectations, and outline the common work environment to help you decide if this is the right legal career path for you.

Family Law

In this article, we will examine this position more closely, review the steps you may want to take to begin your career as a family law paralegal, discuss the common responsibilities of a family law paralegal, provide an overview of where a family paralegal works, and offer additional resources for continued education in the field.

Employment Law

In the article, we will review an employment law paralegal’s job duties, career path, employer types, and salary insights to help you better understand the role and provide you with resources to help you get started on this career path.

Intellectual Property (IP)

In this article, we provide a detailed review of the role. We’ll explore where these paralegals work, potential employers, salaries and educational paths, and additional resources to help with your career plans.


In this article, we provide a detailed overview of the trademark paralegal position, summarize the work environment, outline a typical day in the life of a trademark paralegal, offer compensation details, and provide additional resources to help you determine if this is the right legal career path for you.

Criminal Law

In this article, we review a criminal law paralegal's job responsibilities in more detail, discuss their work environment and educational path, and provide additional resources to help you better understand what this position and the criminal justice system entails.

Estate Planning

In this article, we explore the responsibilities of an estate planning paralegal, their career path, typical employers that hire these paralegals, the significance of their role in the estate planning process, and how to assess if this career is the right fit for you.


In this article, we provide insight if you are considering working as a divorce paralegal. It will cover the duties of divorce paralegals, a day in the life, an overview of salary expectations, and our tips for getting your foot in the door and securing a position in this field.


In this article, we provide a detailed look into the typical job responsibilities, salary expectations, the branches they serve, and potential career paths.


In the following article, we provide in-depth information regarding the duties of a medical paralegal, the educational paths and challenges associated with this position, and the resources available for those aspiring to become medical paralegals.

Freelance Paralegal

In this article, we will provide you with a deeper understanding of the typical career as a freelance paralegal, their daily responsibilities, the types of clients they work with, and the pricing strategies they use, and introduce you to what you’ll need to know about becoming a freelance paralegal.

Entry Level Paralegal

In this article, we review the typical responsibilities, educational requirements, potential career paths, and job search strategies you can use today to begin your career as an entry-level paralegal.

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