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Real estate paralegals must know the step-by-step procedure for completing successful foreclosures and judicial foreclosures and be prepared to bring their special expertise to many practice areas that they might not anticipate. If one files for bankruptcy, real estate is almost always affected. Corporate law is often involved in real estate transactions, and since the land is what we are talking about here, probate law looms large in real estate practice, as old generations transfer power and wealth to new generations. Litigation often involves real estate because it is one of the world's chief forms of wealth.
It is not uncommon these days to see more men doing traditionally female jobs such as teaching preschool and kindergarten and working as librarians, legal assistants or paralegals, bank tellers, speech pathologists, secretaries, data-entry workers, nurses, or even maids. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2005, 13.7% of paralegals were men. In 2004, the percentage was barely 11%.
Becoming a paralegal can be an important step in one’s career and provide an opportunity to work in a legal environment without having to be a lawyer. Paralegals are usually well paid, and it has been predicted that job prospects will be on the rise for paralegals through 2014. Here are 10 good reasons to become a paralegal in the workforce today.