Paralegal Education Studies
Paralegal education programs are offered in many formats and lengths. Generally, paralegals are graduates of two-year associate degree programs.
Paralegal Resource Directory
The Paralegal Resource Directory is a quick and convenient way to find legal support services for any paralegal role. The directory includes process servers, corporation, deposition servers, and many more.
What Do Paralegals Do?
Working under the supervision of an attorney, the paralegal’s work product is merged with the attorney work product for a client.
Research and Survey Findings
NALA National Utilization & Compensation Survey
About every two 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 reviews of current findings in comparison with findings of previous surveys. Economic data is presented in terms of such factors as the size of the city, size of the firm, educational backgrounds, years of experience, and specialty area of practice.
Members can access the 2022 survey results by logging in to their NALA account and purchasing the Utilization & Compensation Survey at no cost. Non-members need to log in to purchase the report. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one.
2022 Summary of findings or Report:
The latest nationwide study of paralegal duties was conducted by NALA, and the results were reported in the Job Analysis released in January 2023. This report provides detailed information about on-the-job duties and responsibilities of paralegals and the skills needed to perform their work. Survey findings are utilized by the NALA Certifying Board to ensure the Certified Paralegal Examination focuses on the skills and knowledge required of working paralegals in today’s environment. The job analysis study is conducted approximately every six years.
Wolters Kluwer x NALA
NALA and Wolters Kluwer have collaborated in a study aimed at exploring how corporate paralegals and corporate legal departments select, roll out, and leverage contract management solutions.