Working as a Paralegal is not just a ‘stepping stone’

Working as a Paralegal is not just a steppingstone

Not just a route to being a solicitor! For some years, after the term ‘paralegal’ became known in the English Legal sector (having originated in the US), the definition became synonymous with ‘a graduate who wanted to become a solicitor’ and used ‘paralegal work’ as a steppingstone to gaining that elusive training contract. For many, […]

Five top tips for writing an effective press release, By Chantal Cooke

By Chantal Cooke, Director of NALP and founder of Panpathic Communications Getting free coverage in the media promotes your paralegal business and positions you as an expert in your field. But how do you get the journalist interested? The place to start is with a press release. And the good news is a badly written […]

Why you should take Regulated Qualifications to further your legal career

So, you’re considering taking a paralegal qualification! When you are looking at taking a qualification, what do you look for? It depends why you want the qualification If you want to learn how to decorate a cake for your nephew’s birthday, you might be perfectly happy to do an online course. Or, maybe, one run […]

Top Tips to help you get work as a Paralegal

Work as a paralegal If you are wondering what to do next because you have been made redundant during the coronavirus crisis, or perhaps the time off has made you rethink your career path – then how about a career in law? When you work as a paralegal it can be a very rewarding way […]

How to Market Yourself as a Paralegal

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You’ve already done the hard work: you’ve obtained your paralegal qualifications and set up shop as an independent paralegal practitioner. You’ve also checked the NALP Members’ handbook and know what you can and can’t do Great! But the work’s not quite done yet. You may have the knowledge, skills and experience to be an excellent […]

5 Key Tips for a Standout Paralegal CV

Paralegals play a key part in the everyday on-goings of a law firm, but if you want a paralegal job, your CV must be able to support how valuable your skills are to your employer. Below, Simply Law Jobs provides key advice on how to make sure your CV meets the potential employer’s requirements. Tailor […]

Blog: Recognise Your Paralegal

Why giving paralegals in your company recognition will help you retain staff, increase services and boost profits By Amanda Hamilton, NALP   How to recognise your paralegal Is there an element of legality involved in running your company? Do you have someone drafting contracts of employment or contracts to provide services, or an individual that […]