Fuel Your Passion. You have a passion for the law. You’re driven to influence lives, innovate, and lead in an exciting and growing field. You are part of a diverse group of professionals whose interests and career goals vary widely, but who share a love for the law and an ambition to excel. GW’s online [...]
Who Should Choose GW’s Online Paralegal Programs?
Where Paralegals Work The increased reliance on paralegals has opened new professional opportunities in all industries and work settings. Paralegals work for law firms both large and small, government agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations and even as independent consultants. Paralegals work in a variety of industries and can specialize in any of numerous areas of practice [...]
Future Paralegal Educators Other people are driven to teach and know that a Master’s Degree in Paralegal Studies is a requirement in many cases to be a paralegal educator. To be a professor, many academic institutions require a terminal degree within the field of instruction. In the paralegal profession, the GW master’s degree is the [...]
Law School Hopefuls Some people pursue a paralegal education as a prelude to law school. The paralegal education allows them to gain a foundation for later legal studies, work in the field while they go to law school, establish a professional network before they even take the bar and to gauge whether they truly have [...]
Career Paralegals Seeking Advancement Once titled “legal assistants” or “legal secretaries” and considered only for clerical work, paralegals now have numerous career options with increasing levels of responsibility. Paralegals with experience, credentials and ambitious career goals can be promoted within their current organization, pursue new opportunities in different settings, and qualify for a higher pay [...]
New Paralegals Entering the Profession Whether they are just entering the profession or pivoting from another career, many pursue paralegal careers to fulfill their passion for the law. The graduate certificate is perfect for people from diverse academic and professional backgrounds who seek to enter the profession. Whether you have always been intrigued by the [...]
Traits of Successful Paralegals Paralegals are organized, have an eye for detail, collaborate well, and enjoy watching all the pieces of a complex matter come together. They have good administrative sense, are inquisitive, and can contribute to an overarching goal. They have a solid work ethic, positive attitude, and can work independently yet are exceptional [...]