Advice for Paralegals

Tips and advice for your career

The first step towards paralegal qualification and training

You may have thought, perhaps even from a very early age, that working in the legal services sector is something you would like to do. Perhaps you knew someone who worked as a paralegal and found the job interesting. But perhaps your academic record at...

What does it take to train as a paralegal?

By Amanda Hamilton, CEO, National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP) Working as a paralegal is a career option that many are choosing these days, rather than being a default career pathway if you cannot find a training contract to qualify as a...

How to become a paralegal in the UK

Paralegals are law professionals who work alongside solicitors and barristers in a supporting capacity.Paralegals can find work at law firms, within the public sector and at non-profit organisations, the role can often be classed under a range of job...

What questions should you expect in your paralegal job interview?

Interviewing is always difficult, regardless of the role, but for a paralegal job, things can be complex and confusing. This week Simply Law Jobs, alongside its partner Lawyer Monthly, hears from Rhiannon Cambrook-Woods, the Founder of Zest Recruitment,...

Addressing the myths about Paralegals

In the late 1980s the term ‘Paralegal’ had only been referred to in the context of U.S television shows about Courts and Attorneys. It had never been a term that we used in the UK.Arguably, The Paralegal Association (now referred to as the National...

Paralegal covering letter when engaging a new client

As a paralegal practitioner, offering legal services and assistance to the public in general, it’s important to ensure that you make it very clear on business cards and in respect of your marketing, that you are a paralegal and not a solicitor or...

How to choose the right paralegal course for you

With the paralegal profession emerging as the fastest growing in the legal sector, it’s so important to choose the right course – one that is bespoke, fit for purpose and robust.There are many providers who see a potential market for offering courses, and...

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