How Do You Become a Paralegal?

How Do You Become a Paralegal

Learning how to become a paralegal can be a rewarding career path for those who have an interest in law and legal proceedings. Paralegals play a crucial role in the legal system, assisting lawyers by conducting research, drafting documents, managing case files, and more. If you’re considering this profession, here is a step-by-step guide on …

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Paralegal Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide

Paralegal Requirements

If you want to become a paralegal, it’s important to understand the requirements and skills needed to succeed in this role. The legal industry is dynamic and ever-evolving, and paralegals play a pivotal role in its functioning. Paralegals are the backbone of the legal profession, providing crucial support to attorneys by performing research, drafting documents, …

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Legal Assistant Vs Paralegal: Understanding the Distinctions

Legal Assistant Vs Paralegal

In the legal field, the roles of paralegals and legal assistants often overlap, leading to confusion about their responsibilities and qualifications. While both positions provide vital support to lawyers in a law firm, it’s important to understand the differences between them. In this blog post, we will explore the distinctions between legal assistants and paralegals …

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Paralegal Vs. Lawyer: A Comprehensive Comparison

Paralegal Vs. Lawyer

The legal profession is filled with various roles that contribute to the smooth operation and administration of justice; two such roles that often cause confusion are those of the paralegal and the lawyer. Although they both work in the same field, their responsibilities, qualifications, and roles can be markedly different. Understanding the differences between these …

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Mediator’s Opening Statement

Mediator's Opening Statement

Mike was excited.  The classes were over at last, the internship was done, and he’d been approved for the civil panel. Today was his first solo mediation. He opened the door and strode in.  The lawyers and their clients looked up expectantly at Mike. He froze.  What should he say next? Where we begin a …

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Arbitration Notice

The first step in arbitration is generally served on the parties (and filing with the arbitration provider) a Notice of Arbitration. However, at times (depending on the provisions of the contractual arbitration clause, the applicable arbitration rules, or legal authority), another document, such as a Notice of Appointment of Arbitrator(s), may begin the arbitral proceedings. …

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Mediation Opening Statements

An Illustration of the Model Mediation Opening

Article Clarifications: 1. A guideline or checklist of topic points was developed to cover a typical start-to-finish opening statement scenario. Those topic bullet points are designated in bold print but are not meant to be spoken. 2. Italic text enclosed in parentheses explains the mediator’s objective. 3. Bold text enclosed in parentheses are technical tips …

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Gorillas in the mist

Counting passes of a basketball. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But there is a famous experiment which shows that many people get so engrossed in a simple task such as counting passes by a group of basketball players that they completely fail to notice the guy in the gorilla suit who walks through the room. 

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