All That You Need to Know Regarding Paralegal Training Programs

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In just over a dozen years, the number of paralegal programs has grown from almost none to over 350. There are paralegal programs offered in almost every community in the country, and there are many different types of programs, from generalist programs to special ones, such as one which trains people to handle the special legal problems of Native Americans. As the growth in such programs indicate, they are meeting important training needs-both for people entering the field and for employers seeking skilled assistants to help provide high quality, low-cost legal services.

In considering the paralegal field, one important question you'll raise is "Should I enroll in a paralegal training program?" In thinking about a program, you'll want to know what kinds of programs there are; which school you should choose; what course of study you should take; and if you'll be more likely to get a job when you graduate.

Should You Go to Paralegal School?

Answer to this question really depends upon the individual — who you are, your work and experience history, why you want to become a paralegal, the kind of employer for whom you wish to work, the area of paralegal work that interests you and your financial situation.

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