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Degrees in Paralegal - 2014 Emerging Trends Legal Assistance

A A O DEGREES IN A A PARALEGAL & LEGAL ASSISTING EMERGING TRENDS What is a Paralegal? Paralegals, also known as legal assistants, are individuals trained to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Paralegals work in law firms, corporations, the government and other practice environments, and operate under the supervision of a lawyer. Paralegals cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, establish legal fees or sign documents filed with the court. TYPES OF DEGREES Bachelor BS in Paralegal Studies BS in Legal Studies BS in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration/Human Services for Criminal Justice • BS in Criminal Justice Admin - Management • BS in Criminal Justice Admin - Institutional Healthcare BS in Criminal Justice Admin - Human Services BS in Criminal Justice Administration - Security Master • Master of Science in Legal Studies MS in Criminal Justice - Law • MS in Criminal Justice MSCJ - Leadership and Executive Management TOP FIVE INDUSTRIES WHICH PARALEGALS WORK AND THEIR SALARIES Federal government, excluding postal service $62,400 • Finance and insurance $54,670 • Local government, excluding education and hospitals $47,000 Legal services $44,950 State government, excluding education and hospitals $42,050 8 SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED AS A PARALEGAL Communication Writing Research and Technology Skills Investigative Skills Organization Multi-Tasking Teamwork Attention to Detail QUICK FACTS: PARALEGALS AND LEGAL ASSISTANTS 2012 Median Pay $46,990 per year Entry-Level Education Associate's degree Number of Jobs, 2012 277,000 Job Outlook, 2012-22 17% (Faster than average)7,000 Employment Change, 2012-22 46,200 Sources http://education-portal.com/articles/Bachelor_of_Science_BS_ Paralegal_Studies_Degree_Overview.html http://education-portal.com/articles/Masters_Degree_in_Paralegal_ Studies_Program_Overview.html http://legalcareers.about.com/od/practicetips/tp/paralegalskills-.htm DegreeCouncil" .org

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