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Want a Career in Law, but Don’t Want to Attend Law School? Read On!

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The field of law in the United States is a huge one and lawyers are just one small part of it. According to the American Bar Association, there are 1,352,027 licensed attorneys in the United States.  However, according to the BLS, as of 2020, roughly 3 million workers were employed in the criminal justice field, almost three times the number of lawyers. So, if you’re thinking about a career in law and don’t want to spend the time and money on law school, here are some career alternatives to consider. Legal Assistant  Median annual salary - $46,260 a year Legal..

How Much Does a Legal Assistant Earn (per State)?

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When it comes to picking a new career, you’ll want to know that the choice you are making is a financially sensible one. No point in training for a career which you can’t use to support yourself. Obviously, Nevada is hands down the best state you earn your Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting because of the sheer quality of the instruction and facilities available at NCC.  That being said, to help you figure out the potential future trajectory of your career, we’ve compiled a list of the five best-paying states to work in as a legal assistant.  Connecticut For such a..

Four Types of Attorney You Might End Up Assisting


Working as a legal assistant gives you access to a huge range of potential workplaces and the ability to work on cases all across the legal spectrum. So, if you’re curious about what types of legal cases you could be focused on while working as a legal assistant, here are four of the more common examples. A Criminal Defense Attorney Normally the first thing to spring to mind when people think ‘lawyer’ criminal defense attorneys specialize in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity.    There are generally two types of criminal defense attorneys. The first is..

What Is Financial Crime and How to Legal Assistants Help Solve It?

Financial Crime

Financial crimes, as you might expect, are crimes related to money that are generally non-violent and financially motivated. This separates them from crimes like theft and larceny which, while they involve money can be violent.    If you are interested in joining our Legal Assistant School, financial crimes are an area of criminal justice that it pays to be aware of. So, in this article, we’ll be covering some examples of major financial crimes and how legal assistants can play a major role in helping to solve them. What Are Some Examples of Financial Crimes? It is possible to divide..

Four Law Enforcement Terms That Every Legal Secretary Should Know

Legal Secretary

Legal terminology, and its use, is a huge part of the job role of a legal secretary. Whether it’s doing research, writing briefs, typing up notes, or arranging case files, understanding what these specific terms mean is hugely important.   So, if you’re considering a career as a legal secretary, or thinking of joining our Legal Assistant School, here are four common, but complicated, terms related to law enforcement that you’ll need to know. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that contains the biological instructions that make each species unique. DNA, along with the instructions it contains,..