There are only two possible answers to the following question:
When will you need legal advice?
Buying a house? Signing a contract for a new job? Starting a company, executing a will, getting a copyright… If you aren’t right now, you will at some point. And so will everyone you know.
The demand for paralegals and legal assistants is exploding and will be for the next few years, according the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Paralegals, under the supervision of a lawyer, are rising stars in the legal world, helping firms do things like write contracts and prepare cases for court.
While a paralegal cannot give legal advice, modern paralegals have become profit centers for forward thinking law firms. “You’re looked at as a rainmaker,” says Joseph Spada, Esq, the program director of Boston University’s paralegal certificate certification program. Spada adds, “paralegals bill for their time and are able to create revenue for a law firm…paralegals are becoming more in vogue.”
We live in a world that rewards those who know the rules—and punishes those who don’t. That’s why people who work in the legal profession are always in demand. Think of training in the legal field as the little black dress of the professional world. The Rolex of scholarly pursuits. The red convertible roadster of academia. Paralegal study never goes out of style.
“Increasingly, paralegals are taking on a greater responsibility in cases and deals,” says Kate Kleba, Esq., a lawyer at a firm in Philadelphia. “A well-trained paralegal can be a great asset to the team.”
And the best news is some of these paralegal degrees and certificate programs can be done entirely online, even at top-rated, prestigious institutions like Boston University. You can be anywhere online improving yourself and your family’s lives.
It’s time to catch this industry’s wave as it’s rising. It’s your adventure. Begin your legal studies and launch your future… now.
– Boston University Paralegal Webinar, July 2015. time stamp 4:18-4:42 – Visit paralegalonline.bu.edu/ to watch this recent webinar recording or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on upcoming events.