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What Kind of Attorneys Does a Paralegal Assist?

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Paralegals provide vital support to attorneys during the course of a legal case, providing administrative backup, interviewing witnesses and clients, collecting and updating key legal documents, and conducting vital legal research.    In this article, we’ll be looking at exactly what kinds of attorney you can expect to be assisting once you’ve graduated from our Paralegal Studies Program. Tax Law Attorneys Taxation is an immensely complex system of interlocking laws covering federal, state, and municipal governments’ assessment and collection of taxes from both individuals and corporations.   You can find attorneys specializing in tax law working for large corporations, legal..

What Does the Supreme Court Actually Do?

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The Supreme Court has featured large in the recent news cycle as have a lot of misconceptions about how it works and what cases it can rule on. In this article, we’ll be looking at the highest court in the land, how it was founded, and what it actually does. A Brief History of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court of the United States (or SCOTUS) is the highest federal court in the country and the head of the judicial branch of government.   The Supreme Court itself was established by the Judiciary Act of 1789 as part of Article..

The Best Paralegal Support Publications

Paralegal Publications

Law and the connected field of criminal justice are large and complicated areas of study. If you’re just starting out in your paralegal education or have recently graduated you might feel a little overwhelmed by the amount of information you need to take in.   The good news is that there are a number of great applications out there that can help you adjust, digest, and keep up with all the relevant information you need as a paralegal, either as a student or a graduate.   In today’s article, we’ll be listing some of these paralegal focussed publications and what..

Four Steps to Becoming a Paralegal

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Paralegals are a hugely important part of the U.S. criminal justice system, and becoming one means setting yourself up for an exciting and impactful career in the legal field. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can take the first steps on that career path with four simple actions. Get the Right Qualifications In order to become a paralegal, you will first need to obtain the right qualifications. At the bare minimum, this means an associate’s degree in paralegal studies. Here at Northwest, we offer a student-focussed program with both online and on-campuses classes that will fit around..

How is A.I Affecting Paralegals?

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The use of artificial intelligence (A.I) is one of the most commonly addressed topics when it comes to how technology is affecting our workplace. While A.I has the potential to improve the way we work and take the burden of repetitive tasks out of our daily schedules, there is a worry that use greater use of A.I will lead to job losses.   In this article, we’ll be looking at how A.I is being used in the legal field and how this could impact the role of the paralegal. Artificial Intelligence Vs Repeat Process Automation A.I is a topic that..