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THERE'S A MAJOR REVOLUTION IN THE LEGAL INDUSTRY AND THE DEMAND FOR PARALEGALS IS EXPLODING
Law firms, legal departments of major corporations, and state and federal government agencies are employing paralegals by the thousands to reduce costs and increase efficiency. The urgent demand to remain competitive and serve more clients has created an unprecedented growth opportunity for trained paralegals on a nationwide level.
Paralegals have become an indispensable asset to the legal community with numbers now approaching 100,000 nationwide. The end is nowhere in sight. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts that the paralegal job market will double in size in the next decade.
WHAT DOES A PARALEGAL DO?
Paralegals generally work side-by-side with attorneys, judges, prosecutors, or public defenders. They assist with research, preparation and analysis of documents, client and witness interviewing, and investigation. Many paralegals are joining a growing trend, working independently or freelancing. Freelance paralegals provide support on an "as needed" basis, helping law firms meet deadlines on special projects.
THE DEMAND FOR LOW COST LEGAL SERVICES CREATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARALEGALS
More than ever before, people are filing actions for divorce, bankruptcy, wills, adoptions, immigration, name changes, and more. An independent paralegal can help fill the gap in legal services by typing the basic forms for actions such as uncontested divorces. They charge fees that the public can afford. In fact, legal document preparation performed by trained paralegals is becoming a viable money saving choice for many Americans who have been shut out of the legal system because of high attorney fees that can range from $100.00 to $300.00 an hour.
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