How Much of a Career Risk Should You Take Switching Specialties?

It's a sure-footed, absolute and positive, no mistakin' it gamble. Switching specialties, that is. Bored with what you're doing? Fed up with a paltry salary? Peeking over the fence to see who makes more money? Seeking that enigma: better challenge? Tonya Pierce addresses the topic today. She's making some good points. The main one being: THINK before you leap (and other relevant...

They Shoot Paralegals, Don’t They?

I was reading The Empowered Paralegal blog the other day and a paralegal was discussing the superior status she thought she had over paralegals who did not have paralegal degrees. In particular, she brought up the Erin Brockovich story and the subsequent movie that was made. Ms. Brockovich, she stated, was not a "real" paralegal because she did not have a paralegal...

“Mock trial helps students learn more about the legal system”

This most gratifying article in the Jackson Hole Star-Tribune details how Wyoming paralegal students are showing fifth-graders how the U.S. legal system works:"With a polite but stern tone, fifth-grader Jacob Colman interrupted Robert Novak, reminding him to just answer yes or no."Dressed in a dark blue suit like a miniature lawyer, Colman again asked the question to Novak on the...

ABA Reapproves Penn College’s Legal Assistant Majors

This good news is reported in PC Today about the Pennsylvania College of Technology:"The American Bar Association has granted reapproval to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s legal assistant majors, one of only 14 programs in Pennsylvania to be recognized in that fashion. "The college’s School of Business and Computer Technologies recently was notified of the action by the ABA’s...

“Report on Paralegal Education Programs in the US”

Very thorough survey of U.S. paralegal programs researched & prepared by LawCrossing: "In an effort to provide future paralegals with the information they need to choose a paralegal education program and to aid higher education administrators in evaluating programs, LawCrossing has compiled statistics on 36 paralegal education programs. "The majority of paralegal students are...