Paralegal

About the job:

What you do

As a Paralegal, you help lawyers by performing a variety of tasks, such as gathering and investigating facts, organizing documents, and arranging evidence for Attorney Review. You may also take notes during a court hearing and provide extra support for an attorney. 

The tough stuff

As a Paralegal, you may have to:

  • Work long and stressful hours in case of client emergencies 
  • Feel undervalued for your role
  • Face a lot of routine-work
The cool stuff

As a Paralegal, you may get to: 

  • Help others
  • Work in various settings such as in-house legal departments in corporations, hospitals, banks, armed forces, government agencies, insurance companies, and finance companies
  • Use your background and knowledge as a stepping stone towards becoming a Lawyer
Typical work hours
  • 40 hours a week
  • Extra hours may be required 

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Languages (English or French or Arabic)
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Memorization
  • Attention to Detail

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies is highly recommended
  • You may obtain a Bachelor's Degree in another subject with a Paralegal Certificate, however, this is going to limit your career options
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities