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"Proof of Education" is Important Key To Working as a Paralegal

Posted by Tami Russell on Aug 24, 2017 2:53:16 PM

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Tips For Finding A Job as A Paralegal

Posted by Tami Russell on Jun 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Summer is here!!!  As University and college students enter the workforce, you will find that there is A LOT of competition for jobs.  Have you done everything you can to make sure you are giving potential employers a reason to hire you?

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Is Becoming A Paralegal A Good Choice for Career-Changers?

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many of us, changing careers can be an overwhelming prospect.  There are new terms to learn, new rules to absorb, new skills to master, new people to meet.  Too often, staying in an unfulfilling job seems like the safest option.

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Can Working As A Paralegal Help With Future Plans of Law School?

Posted by Tami Russell on Mar 24, 2017 6:10:23 PM

Certificate programs are a fast track into many careers.  Positions in the legal and medical fields that accept an accelerated certificate program as “proof of education” are varied, and people holding jobs within these industries boast a wide range of training and education. 

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'Never Stop Learning' Is One of Many Career Tips for Paralegals

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 17, 2017 1:38:24 PM

With the revolving duties of a paralegal, and the many law specialties available to choose from, how can a working paralegal or legal assistant give him or herself the edge when planning for future job security, or possible advancement on the job? Here are 4 tips from the roberthalf.com website, a leading career and staffing expert organization, and 4 from agilelaw.com, a product and support organization.

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What is Family Law?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 13, 2017 2:01:05 PM

There are many legal specializations.  For the client searching for the right practitioner, a quick review of area attorneys shows that most firms identify an area of expertise.  One area of practice is Family Law.  What is Family Law?

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What Are the Duties of a Paralegal?

Posted by Tami Russell on Dec 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As 2016 draws to a close, The Knowledge Nook is re-visiting the programs offered in PDI’s Certificate Program curriculum.  Hundreds of individuals have trained with one of PDI’s many certificate programs, and one of the most popular is the Paralegal Certificate Program.  There are thousands of new paralegal hires across the U.S. every year.  Learn more about it.

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Stay Ahead of Coming Paralegal Trends With Tips For All Professionals

Posted by Tami Russell on Nov 18, 2016 3:20:51 PM

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What Is The Value of a Paralegal Certificate?

Posted by Tami Russell on Oct 18, 2016 7:45:03 PM

It can be confusing to discern between common terms in any field.  Here is a quick explanation of certified, certification and certificate.  These three terms are used by various industries and professionals, but they each mean something different.

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Lawyer, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Legal Assistant.  What's In A Name?

Posted by Tami Russell on Sep 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

There are a variety of names for legal professionals.  Some terms are interchangeable.  Some are not.  Here’s a quick review of some of the titles held by people in the legal field.

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