Paralegals and legal assistants help lawyers with legal research, prepare and organize documents, investigate information relating to cases and assist in legal proceedings. Click "play" to watch legal career video.
Tuesday, Aug 31 2010 09:00 AM
Learn About Legal Professions and Paralegal Careers
Law and legal careers include the paralegal profession and a variety of law specialties, including criminal law, family law, real estate law, tax law and many others. Paralegal careers are generally stable; the field is growing quickly as more tasks that were once performed only by attorneys are now turned over to paralegals. Growth has been slower for lawyers, but it is still one of the best-paying and most prestigious jobs in the nation. A para legal certificate from a vocational school or an associate's degree in a legal program from a community college is necessary to enter the paralegal field. Lawyers must earn a Juris Doctor (JD) professional doctorate.