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One company, Outsourced Paralegal Services, LLC, has seen their company continue to grow throughout the down economy.
''As our freelance bankruptcy paralegal firm continues to expand and bankruptcies continue to rise, the need for experienced and qualified staff is of great importance,'' said president of Outsourced Paralegal Services, Patrick Campbell. ''Our company deals with people from all walks of life and as such, requires bankruptcy paralegals who can handle whatever is thrown at them, as well as an understanding that they are not only representing Outsourced Paralegal Services, but they are representing our attorney clients as well.''
As a matter of fact, the paralegal job market is one of the fastest growing job markets out there. Some experts say that the paralegal field will grow around 28 percent over the next ten years.
Additionally, the starting wages for paralegals are higher than most entry-level positions, with the low end of wages starting at nearly $46,000 a year. And becoming a paralegal doesn't have to cost you the tens of thousands universities now demand for tuition.
Many community colleges offer programs in which students can become certified by the American Bar Association to become paralegals. Without the proper certification, most applicants will go unconsidered by lawyers looking to hire legal staff.
One program, in Rome, New York, is now offering a six-week Paralegal Certificate Course created to send participants right into the paralegal workforce.
The program is nationally acclaimed and was created for both beginning and advanced legal workers. In order to attend the program, students are required to have a high school diploma or a GED. It's an intensive program that seeks to help students boost efficiency, productivity, and billable hours in the office.
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