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Level Up Your Legal Career with USF’s Paralegal Specialty Certificates

Responding to student demand for advanced legal education, the University of South Florida’s Paralegal Specialty Certificates provide aspiring paralegals – as well as those already in the industry – an avenue to gain expertise in areas such as bankruptcy, immigration, elder law, and more.

April 29, 2024Paralegal

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Paralegal Skills for Students Pursuing a Legal Career

In many ways, paralegals are the backbone of law offices. They provide crucial support to lawyers through a variety of duties. From interviewing clients to drafting legal documents, paralegals require many soft and hard skills to be successful.

May 16, 2023Legal, Paralegal

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What to Look for in a Paralegal Certificate Program

Whether you are just beginning your career as a paralegal or are an experienced professional, career advancement is probably something that’s been on your mind at one time or another. Thankfully, there has never been a better time to move forward in leveling up your career.

December 20, 2022Legal, Paralegal

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What's the Difference Between a Paralegal and Legal Assistant?

Both legal assistants and paralegals support lawyers’ work and typically ensure that law offices run smoothly. However, despite similar job titles, there is a difference between a paralegal and legal assistant. Discover the roles, responsibilities, educational requirements, and salary ranges for each.

August 16, 2022Legal, Paralegal

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Online Legal Research Resources: Enrich Your Legal Career

Effective legal research is a process. You need to identify the legal issue, find laws to support your argument, and confirm that your primary and secondary sources are still relevant.

November 2, 2021Legal, Paralegal

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6 Paralegal Jobs That Aren't in Law Firms

If you’re considering a career as a paralegal, chances are you’ve envisioned your days racking up billable hours and case wins in a successful law firm (à la Rachel Zane on the legal TV drama, Suits). It’s a popular stereotype, but you should know that it’s not your only option.

March 9, 2021Paralegal

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5 Tips for Remote Depositions

Despite the initial challenges, these essential legal proceedings have continued to run increasingly well as more and more firms have transitioned to remote work. Keep reading to see 5 tips for remote depositions as the pandemic continues to interrupt in-person proceedings and force them online.

December 8, 2020Paralegal

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4 Common Ethics Issues Paralegals Face

Serving as a paralegal is a rewarding way to serve clients and make a real difference in their lives. As you carry out your role, though, it’s important to be aware of common paralegal ethics violations that can lead to serious consequences.

September 29, 2020Paralegal

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Can You Become a Paralegal with No Job Experience?

So, can you become a paralegal with no job experience as a paralegal? The short answer is yes and no. Keep reading for the long answer.

February 28, 2020Paralegal

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Benefits of Becoming a Paralegal

If you’re contemplating a career change or you’re seeking a promotion within the legal field, now is a good time to weigh the many personal and professional benefits of becoming a paralegal.

December 11, 2019Paralegal

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5 Reasons Strong Legal Writing Is Important for Paralegals

Almost all legal work depends upon the written word, so paralegals must know how to draft flawless and persuasive submissions to the court, emails to clients, internal memorandums, wills, resolutions, contracts, and other legal filings.

November 7, 2019Paralegal

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What You Can Expect as a Paralegal

You’d like to advance your career, and you think becoming a paralegal might be the way to do it. It’s a fast-growing field that offers challenging legal work for go-getters and problem-solvers like you — and the certification process is much faster than for a law degree.

September 11, 2019Paralegal

About Corporate Training and Professional Education

USF Corporate Training and Professional Education empowers people to craft their future without limits through engaging professional growth learning and certification programs. Its programs focus on an array of topics – human resources, project management, paralegal, process improvement, leadership skills, technology, and much more.