You, like me got an Associates in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. If like me took maybe a dozen or more of legal courses to get this degree, not like a 2 month online course.
I took family law, civil, criminal, business, bankruptcy, property, contracts, torts, ethics and legal writing etc to get my...
Best answer: You, like me got an Associates in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. If like me took maybe a dozen or more of legal courses to get this degree, not like a 2 month online course.
I took family law, civil, criminal, business, bankruptcy, property, contracts, torts, ethics and legal writing etc to get my degree.
I graduated in 1994, but never used my para legal degree, the reason being that in many cases as a para legal, if hired made about the same as a secretary at that time. Now things have changed and could make more, but the problem is that you need to find a firm/company that bills (both) para legals and lawyers, since (each) will charge based on what you as a para legal can do w/out a lawyer, thus a lawyer may charge as an example $300 an hour, but as a para legal they can charge a client $35 pr hour for things you can do like that does not (need) the lawyer.
A para legal can do pleadings, do legal research, but can’t give legal advice, nor with any pleadings must have a lawyer sign off on the paperwork.
Now in lieu of using my para legal degree, I used it instead in insurance. I became an liability insurance adjuster that with my legal knowledge helped me in finding a job. In insurance was paid (double) what para legals/secretaries were paid at that time.
Odds are that the only benefit of you associates degree is that it is a (college) degree that many employers will state need a degree (period).
Here is the problem that I see. Your mother is agent, thus only gets paid when she sells a house since on commission. When a house is sold, then needs a lawyer to do the paperwork, not a para legal. Taking a course in property is not enough, thus unless the law firm has para legals, then that is useless.
To become an agent, must take the courses to pass a real estate license. So your focus is in (any) job that requires a college degree. It may not be in para legal or not, so unless you really want to stay in your field of being a para legal, then need to find jobs that advertise they want a para legal, then go after them.
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