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We asked attorneys and legal staff members throughout the country how hard it is for a paralegal to land a job at a good law firm. Several individuals weighed in on our question and provided excellent advice. We hope you enjoy their responses as much as we did.

It is extremely difficult for new paralegals to obtain employment at small to mid-size firms who do not have the time to train them. Schools are training legal assistants very poorly. That is why I created my own paralegal training course on Udemy.

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Well-known Paralegal Paula Christensen Reflects on a Long and Rewarding Career Well-known Paralegal Paula Christensen Reflects on a Long and Rewarding Career
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Paula Christensen is a Certified Paralegal and has been a member of Christensen & Jensen in Salt Lake City, UT, for more than thirty-five years. She specializes in plaintiff's personal injury, appellate work, and construction defect cases. Ms. Christensen is also involved in helping with some civil rights cases and other work trying to reign in government agencies. In addition, she served in the Utah Paralegal Association (UPA) for several years in the capacity

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