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Excelling as a legal professional takes a plethora of traits, skills, and abilities. But, in all of this mixture, there are four main skills that every person working in the legal industry must possess -and must constantly seek to improve on. This message applies to attorneys, paralegals, legal administrators, and legal support staff. While the skills are pretty simple in nature, their possession makes for an outstanding legal candidate... Continue Reading
A person cannot become a paralegal overnight. The reality is that he/she must have an appropriate educational background for the job. In addition, many firms and corporate legal departments will want to see some type of additional experience on an applicant's resume. Finally, it is critical for every potential paralegal to be able to show to an employer skills and abilities required of all paralegal professionals... Continue Reading
Looking for a new job can be downright brutal at times. The process is time-consuming, stressful, and it often does not generate the leads a legal professional may want. If you're striking out as of late in the job search department, make sure you're not committing one of the mistakes below. Avoiding these will undoubtedly help when the going gets tough. This is true for every type of legal professional - from lawyers to paralegals to legal support personnel to legal administrators... Continue Reading
Steve Young is a retired football quarterback that will likely be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He started his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985. He was later traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 1987. He retired from football in 1999. In 1994, Young graduated from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School with a Juris Doctor degree... Continue Reading
There will come a time when all legal professionals must talk with a boss or superior. Some will handle the moment beautifully, while others may stumble due to fears, nerves, lack of experience, or some other related issue. If you must speak with a boss, don't fret it. There are certain tips to follow to ensure you are professional, courteous and effective when doing so. These apply to all types of legal professionals - from attorneys to paralegals to administrators to legal support staff... Continue Reading