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  You know what they say: The more things change, the more things stay the same. As the U.S. recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, positions are open, and applicants are looking for work, while employers devote less time to the hiring process. You will have an advantage if you make application materials […]

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Over 41% of the world population is interconnected through the internet¹ and in 2020, more than 223 million Americans were using social networks – with that number forecasted to increase to 243 million by the year 2025.² Now, more than ever, it is important to proactively manage our online presence. To that end, I have […]

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Professional networking is a key component of a successful career, especially for paralegals. The earlier students understand networking, the better off they will be preparing for their futures. This article breaks down legal professional networking for students into four categories: what, who, why, and how. WHAT What is networking? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, networking […]

Written by Kristine Custodio Suero, ACP Many of us contemplate it but do not actually make the leap from paralegal to lawyer. Yet some of us make that transition to lawyer early in our careers and some make the decision after many years of practice as a paralegal. For those of us considering the law […]

01 Sep 2021
Research and Survey Findings
Category: Career Info

NALA National Utilization & Compensation Survey About every 2 years, NALA conducts a national survey of paralegals. Paralegals invited to participate in this survey include members of NALA, non-members, and members of NALA affiliated associations. This inside look into the paralegal profession has produced some interesting and valuable data through the years. The survey analysis includes […]

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08 Jun 2021
The Importance of Networking
Category: Career Info

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of networking is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. That is what it is all about – cultivating relationships. There are many advantages to networking: Shared knowledge – connecting with paralegals is a key to […]