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What requirements do you need to have completed to be a paralegal?

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Alexandra’s Answer

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Hi! I am glad to hear you are considering a career in the field of law. I worked as a paralegal for one year after college and before I went to law school. If you do not with to be a paralegal permanently, you can apply for some law firm paralegal positions with the understanding that you will likely proceed with graduate schools. Law firms look for college graduates with a good GPA and solid writing and research skills. You may also consider state-specific programs and paralegal "certificate" classes.

Below is an example of an online program in Paralegal Studies:

http://www.umassonline.net/learnmore/online-paralegal-studies?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI09mi7Ir74QIVWbXACh2CrwC9EAAYAyAAEgKqRvD_BwE

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Kim’s Answer

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Kelsey,

The requirements to become a paralegal vary by state. Some states have no requirements, although, in reality, it is difficult to impossible to get in with no relevant work experience.

This site seems to have a lot of information on California. If you are going to school, you will want to make sure it is an ABA (American Bar Association) approved program. Best of luck to you!

https://www.lawyeredu.org/california-paralegal.html


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Thank for providing me with a website they gave me insight on a job I could be interested in.