Archive for July, 2013


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the paralegal profession is expected to grow by 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. Employers want paralegals with the professional acumen and demonstrated commitment to the field to play a strategic and vital role on contemporary legal teams. Toni Marsh Director, GW Paralegal Studies Program GW’s passion for [...]

Skills That Employers Demand

Develop Specialized Skills That Employers Demand Employers demand real skills like written and oral communication, time management, and technology, and GW provides them. As a GW Paralegal Studies graduate, you will have the confidence, knowledge, skills and professional network to fulfill your passion for the law in a rewarding career. Check out these Legal Writing [...]

A Program With the Highest Standards

A Program With the Highest Standards GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies program is recognized for meeting and redefining the needs of the profession. The industry experienced a dynamic evolution in the early 2000s resulting in a new demand for sophisticated and highly educated paralegals. GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies has been recognized by the American [...]

A Rigorous and Practical Curriculum

A Rigorous and Practical Curriculum Designed by experts, the GW Paralegal Studies programs provide advanced credentials to boost your career and earning potential. The curriculum emphasizes written and oral communication, task management and technology. Courses balance the theory, philosophy and history of law with practical skills. The high-level scholarly approach distinguishes GW from other programs: [...]


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 [...]

Where Paralegals Work

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

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