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Become a Legal Assistant: Achieving Your Dream Job

Become a Legal Assistant

Choosing a career path can be difficult and time-consuming. But how do you know if it's the right one for you?    Maybe you want to work in law but don't have a degree. Or maybe your dream job is as a legal assistant, but you're not sure how to get there.    This blog post will help demystify the process of becoming a legal assistant by walking through how Northwest Career College (NCC) alumni achieved their desired careers! How to become a legal assistant  The first step on the road to becoming a legal assistant is to complete a..

How Much Do Legal Assistants Make?

Legal assistants

Legal assistants can make a lot of money and be very successful if they work hard and put in the hours.    How much do legal assistants make? How long does it take to become a legal assistant? How much education is required for this position, what do you need to know before you apply, and what are typical career paths for this role?    All these questions will be answered in this post! What Is a Legal Assistant?  A legal assistant is a core part of the legal team who provides direct support to lawyers.    Legal assistants play..

How to Work as a Virtual Legal Assistant

Virtual Legal Assistant

With the new restrictions put in place due to the pandemic more and more people are switching to virtual ways of working. One of the more common virtual positions in the legal profession is that of the virtual legal assistant. In this article, we’ll be looking at how the position works. What Is a Virtual Legal Assistant? A virtual, or remote, legal assistant can take care of a wide range of routine tasks. These tasks include managing client communication, scheduling appointments, legal research, managing contracts, and accounting.   The only real difference between a virtual legal assistant and standard legal..

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

career in law

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)?

Legal Assistant

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..