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8 Paralegal Skills Critical to Succeed

8 Paralegal Skills Critical to Succeed The following list outlines eight of the top paralegal skills necessary for success. J. Hauck, JD, CPO, CII, LPI, and Paralegal Instructor at Blackstone Career Institute drafted this list. Mastering these core competencies can help you become a paralegal or advance in your current workplace giving you a competitive…

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Stuck in a Law School Bubble?

Stuck in a Law School Bubble? Consider Blackstone‚Äôs Online Paralegal Certificate Program!   There are other options besides Law School. Education that teaches you how to become a Paralegal should not cost you a fortune.¬† Nor should this type of education take up years of your time.¬† Luckily, there are accredited online universities that grant…

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Unspoken Paralegal Expectations

  Unspoken Paralegal Expectations By J. Hauck, Paralegal Instructor EXPECTATIONS Law firms, like most employers, carry spoken and unspoken expectations of their paralegal employees. A higher paying firm will be more likely to place greater expectations on an employee‚Äôs responsibilities. Many good lawyers echo the famous sentiment, “To whom much is given, much is required.”…

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Congrats! You’ve Obtained Your Paralegal Certificate. Here Are The Next Steps to Getting Hired!

Congrats! You’ve Obtained Your Paralegal Certificate. Here Are The Next Steps to Getting Hired! By. J. Hauck, Paralegal Instructor   Getting Past the Gate Keepers Blackstone Career Institute’s graduates received certification from a Nationally and Regionally Accredited institute. Once this level of education is completed, the next steps and hunt for an entry-level career begins.…

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Specialize in the Paralegal Field

Specialize in the Paralegal Field Why Specialize? Broaden your skill set in a specific area of law to enhance and build on your general paralegal training. Consequently, this may increase your advancement opportunities and earning potential. Sharpen your paralegal resume with advanced industry-related knowledge in a legal specialty. Therefore, additional credentials show initiative and may…

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How to Get Promoted at Your Firm

You’ve Earned Your Paralegal Certificate. Now, Get Promoted At Your Law Firm By J. Hauck, Paralegal Instructor Within Blackstone’s Paralegal Certificate programs, you can learn some of the best ways to get promoted in a paralegal career. For example, a balance of interpersonal relations and commitment to personal excellence in are very important. In other…

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8 Courses to Help Advance Your Paralegal Career

8 Courses to Help Advance Your Paralegal Career Blackstone Career Institute offers 8 Advanced Paralegal Courses to individuals who want to advance their knowledge in a specific area. Our Advanced Paralegal Courses are NALS approved and meet the continuing legal education needs of practicing paralegals and can be applied to the five-year PLS and PP…