What is Legal Studies?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, law professionals are found in all types of organizations, but mostly they are employed by law firms, corporate legal departments and various government offices. In these organizations, professionals can work in many different areas of the law, including litigation, personal injury, corporate law, criminal law, employee benefits, intellectual property, labor law, bankruptcy, immigration, family law and real estate. As the law becomes more complex, areas become more specialized.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Related Career Titles
Paralegal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Legal Analyst, Paralegal Specialist, Certified Paralegal, Immigration Paralegal, Litigation Paralegal, Corporate Paralegal, Judicial Paralegal, Claims Examiner/Searcher, Abstractor, Title Examiner/Searcher, Legal Editor, Insurance Adjuster/Examiner, Legal Secretary, Investigator, Tax Preparer, Court Administrator/Clerk, Arbitrator/Mediator/Conciliator, Patent Agent, Community Relations Advocate, Compliance Manager
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Job Search Engines
EmplawyerNet.com has a large legal professional job database and provides online job information to lawyers, law students and paralegals.
Employment Crossing provides a large selection of legal job openings. Researchers search every job board and company, across the states, and bring them to you. They do all the work, all you have to do is apply.
FindLaw.com is a highly-trafficked legal website that provides job listings for a wide range of legal professionals. It also maintains a comprehensive set of legal resources on the internet for legal students and legal professionals including case law and legal news.
LawJobs.com lists legal job openings, classifieds and nationwide ads for lawyers, paralegals, and legal support staff. It also includes a career center with career profiles, salary information and career advice.
Lawmatch offers free and fee-based services that match your employment profile to online classified ads for attorneys, law students, paralegals and other legal professionals, including full-time, part-time and contract opportunities.
Martindale-Hubbell Legal Careers is a one-stop employment resource for law students, law schools, lawyers, legal professionals, and employers, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Careers offers a searchable jobs database, salary surveys, career advice and a recruiter's directory.
United States Courts is for individuals seeking a job within the judiciary system. United States Courts maintains a list of employment opportunities in the federal judiciary, anywhere in the United States.
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ABA Law Student Division Career Information Center brings you job boards, information on networking opportunities, internships and other resources-all offered by the American Bar Association.
Diploma Guide is a website with career information about various fields and career paths. This is a good resource for students and parents who want to know what the next step is regarding their degree and career options.
Education Portal is a collaboration of the best minds in education, with more than 200 teachers, professors, librarians, editors and subject matter experts contributing to it on a daily basis. It provides information for furthering an education in law, career advice and professional trends to help you succeed.
eHow is your one-stop online resource for career challenges. Professionals, in every field, come together to offer expert advice. They've created a library of professional resources, articles and links and it's completely free.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) can help with easing the law school admission process for law schools, pre-law advisors and prospective law students. Learn about the LSATs, current data and statistics and what to expect after you graduate.
Occupational Handbook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants provides an unlimited amount of useful information regarding career trends and fields in legal studies.
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DegreeDirectory has put together a team of teachers, professional researchers and writers who have compiled the Web's best collection of resources regarding salary information and professional articles.
PayScale is a market leader in global online compensation data. With a large database of individual employee compensation profiles, it provides an immediate and precise snapshot of the job market.
Simply Hired is a vertical search engine company based in Silicon Valley. They aim to build the largest online database of jobs on the planet.
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American Alliance of Paralegals was the first to host the National Paralegal Summit, the first to host a webinar and the first to set educational standards for voting membership.
The Association of Legal Assistants and Paralegals (NALA) is the nation's leading professional association for paralegals. As a nonprofit organization, NALA provides continuing education and professional development programs for paralegals-from novice to experienced professionals.
National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) was the first national paralegal association. NFPA is an issues-driven, policy-oriented professional association directed by its membership. It is comprised of more than 50 member associations and represents paralegals across the United States reflecting a broad range of experience, education and diversity.
Associations by State
Alabama Association of Paralegals
Alaska Association of Paralegals
Anchorage Legal Secretaries Association
Fairbanks Association of Legal Assistants
Arizona Paralegal Association
Legal Assistants of Metropolitan Phoenix
Tucson Paralegal Association, Inc.
Arkansas Paralegal Alliance, Inc.
Arkansas Paralegal Association
California Alliance of Paralegal Associations
Central Coast Paralegal Association
Commission for Advanced California Paralegal Specialization, Inc.
FCC Student Paralegal Association
Fresno Paralegal Association
Inland Counties Association of Paralegals
Kern County Paralegal Association
Los Angeles Paralegal Association
Orange County Paralegal Association
NALS of Orange County
Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County
Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals
Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association
San Diego Paralegal Association
San Francisco Paralegal Association
Santa Barbara Paralegal Association
Ventura County Paralegal Association
Pikes Peak Paralegals
Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association
Central Connecticut Paralegal Association, Inc.
New Haven County Association of Paralegals
Delaware Paralegal Association
District of Columbia
National Capital Area Paralegal Association
Central Florida Paralegal Association, Inc.
Gulf Coast Paralegal Association, Inc.
Northeast Florida Paralegal Association, Inc.
Northwest Florida Paralegal Association
Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.
South Florida Paralegal Association
Southwest Florida Paralegal Association, Inc.
Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.
Georgia Association of Paralegals
Southeastern Association of Legal Assistants
Hawaii Paralegal Association
Idaho Association of Paralegals
Central Illinois Paralegal Association
Illinois Paralegal Association
Indiana Paralegal Association, Inc.
Michiana Paralegal Association
Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association
Iowa Association of Legal Assistants *Paralegals
Heartland Paralegal Association
Kansas Association of Legal Assistants
Kansas Paralegal Association
Greater Lexington Paralegal Association
Kentucky Paralegal Association
Louisville Association of Paralegals
Western Kentucky Paralegals
Baton Rouge Paralegal Association, Inc.
Louisiana State Paralegal Association
The New Orleans Paralegal Association
Maryland Associations of Paralegals, Inc.
Central Massachusetts Paralegal Association
Massachusetts Paralegal Association
Western Massachusetts Paralegal Association, Inc.
Minnesota Paralegal Association
Mississippi Paralegal Association
Kansas City Paralegal Association
Missouri Paralegal Association
St. Louis Paralegal Association
Montana Association of Legal Assistants *Paralegals
Nebraska Paralegal Association
Nevada Paralegal Association
Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals
Paralegal Association of New Hampshire
The Paralegal Association of New Jersey
South Jersey Paralegal Association
Capital District Paralegal Association, Inc.
Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations
New York City Paralegal Association, Inc.
Paralegal Association of Rochester
Western New York Paralegal Association
Cumberland County Paralegal Association
Guilford Paralegal Association
Metrolina Paralegal Association
North Carolina Paralegal Association
Research Triangle Paralegal Association
Red River Valley Paralegal Association
Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants
Cincinnati Paralegal Association
Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc.
Greater Dayton Paralegal Association, Inc.
Paralegal Association of Central Ohio
Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio
Central Oklahoma Association of Legal Assistants
Oklahoma Paralegal Association
Tulsa Area Paralegal Association
Oregon Paralegal Association
Pacific Northwest Paralegal Association
Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association
Chester County Paralegal Association
Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations
Lancaster Area Paralegal Association
Lycoming County Paralegal Association
Montgomery County Paralegal Association
Philadelphia Association of Paralegals
Pittsburgh Paralegal Association
York County Paralegal Association
Rhode Island Paralegal Association
Charleston Association of Legal Assistants
Palmetto Paralegal Association
South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association
South Dakota Paralegal Association
Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance
Middle Tennessee Paralegal Association
Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association
Tennessee Paralegal Association
Alamo Area Paralegal Association
Bell County Bar Association Paralegals
Capital Area Paralegal Association
Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals
Dallas Area Paralegal Association
Denton County Paralegal Association
El Paso Paralegal Association
Fort Worth Paralegal Association
Houston Association of Bankruptcy Paralegals
Houston Corporate Paralegal Association
Houston Paralegal Association
Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association
J.L. Turner Legal Association
Metroplex Association of Corporate Paralegals
North Texas Paralegal Association
Northeast Texas Association of Paralegals, Inc.
Paralegal Association of the Permian Basin
South Texas Organization of Paralegals, Inc.
Southeast Texas Association of Paralegals
Texas Panhandle Paralegal Association
West Texas Paralegal Association
Legal Assistants Association of Utah
Vermont Paralegal Organization
Local Government Paralegal Association of Virginia, Inc.
Paralegal Association of Northern Virginia
Richmond Paralegal Association
Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association
Tidewater Paralegal Association
Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations
Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association
Washington State Paralegal Association
Legal Assistants/Paralegals of Southern West Virginia
Madison Area Paralegal Association
Paralegal Association of Wisconsin
Legal Assistants of Wyoming
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