Second language can open doors for paralegals

…which just makes sense in our global world, right?

"With employers in the private and public sectors exploring operations on a global scale, gaining fluency in a second language or preserving a native language can provide countless opportunities to graduates.


"Not all languages lead to the same opportunities, however.

"Arabic, Korean, Russian, Persian and Chinese speakers are sought after by the U.S. government, said Olga Kagan, director of UCLA’s Center for World Languages.

"Though it takes years and dedication to develop superior abilities, particularly with tongues such as Arabic and Russian that are very different from English, "the payoffs are there," Kagan said.


"A government agency in Los Angeles is seeking bilingual paralegals to do case research in Spanish."