Resources for Students Attending Online Paralegal Schools
There are two main factors that students planning a career in the paralegal field should consider, they include: Do you have the time required to take the course online? Do you have the financial backing? When looking for a paralegal degree course it should meet the current standards employers look for. Lawyers will often assign work to paralegal, which makes the need for a competent paralegals consistently rising. It is best to find out ahead of time what will be expected of them. Below you will find a list of resources on the web for those attending paralegal classes online. The information ranges from tools to jumpstart your career to financial assistance for attending college online.
Paralegal News and industry Updates Blogs
It is important for anyone entering into the legal field to know who they will be working with, have an understanding of the legal issues and news events going on around them. It is also important for students looking to advance in their career to understand the updates in the criminal justice industry.
- Paralegal SLO
Looking for the latest paralegal news? This blog offers information on the many of the paralegal blogs around the web.
- New York Paralegal Blog
New York based paralegal blog, provides paralegal news making it possible for paralegals worldwide to stay updated ahead of the rest in their profession.
- Al Ny The Lawyer Guy
Al Nye takes a journey into the day and life of a lawyer and provides legal news updates. Some of the things discussed on his blog are book reviews, business, divorce, entertainment, comedy, and Science just to name a few.
- Abstract Appeal
One of the first web blogs to cover legal news in the state of Florida and the 11th circuit court of appeals.
- The Paralegal
Provides and updates on current trends and news stores that today’s paralegal professional will be interested in knowing.
- Law X.0
This blog provides updates on various trials going around the world. Here you can read up on various cases and search resources from other bloggers.
- ABA Tech Show
A blog that bring law and technology together provides technology related updates and information on the local conferences.
- Power Home Biz:
Information on how to start your own paralegal business from home and provides experts available to ask any question you may have about a career as a paralegal.
- Paralegal Today
Extensive resource for paralegals. Resources include free services, those looking for a job, salary information and discussion forums to talk with other paralegals.
- E-Discovery Paralegals
A blog for paralegals that are interested in learning how to further their career and provide a way to network with other paralegals around the world.
Women in the Law field Blogs
The blogs that can be found below provide information for women entering into the world of law. The blogs below are by women who have been in the legal field and have built their career and serve as an inspiration to all women making their own mark.
- Practical Paralegalism
Blog by an author of Practical Paralegalism Lynne Devenny, offers tips for a successful Paralegal career. Many of her tips are geared towards paralegal and other criminal justice professionals.
- The Estrin Report
A blog run by the LA based CEO Chere Estrin, information included in her blog serves as a guide for all in the paralegal field.
- Paralegal Focus
Carole Bruno’s blog serves as a hub for paralegal students and professionals around the world. Her guide is been used in over 200 colleges and as a desk reference at countless nationwide.
- The House on a Hill: The Sassy Lawyer is Home
A fun and sassy blog that not only women but mothers in the legal field will find very informative and entertaining.
- Patti's Paralegal Page
An interesting and resourceful blog devoted to helping paralegals and other professionals in the legal field through insight and legal stories.
A blog that promotes encouragement for those in the paralegal field. Provides discussion on the daily activity for a paralegal.
- A Paralegal’s Journey to Lawyerhood
Follow a current paralegal graduate on her journey to graduate from law school and become a lawyer. The blog is informational for those looking to get some perspective on the legal field.
- Law and Grace Inc.
A blog started by Barbara Jackson who has a degree as a paralegal and seminary. The blog follows the journey of a lawyer who is also a minister and how the two careers have strengthened her career.
Legal issues specialized topics such as technology and in the Healthcare Field and student Blogs
The following blogs are for paralegal students and those that wish to further their career in the paralegal field and branch out to other jobs such as healthcare and technology. Some of the bloggers are current students at various paralegal schools nationwide.
- Advocate for Nurses
Advocate for Nurses is a blog for those that are considering a career in nursing law and provides commentary of the various legal issues that face nurses.
- Dennis Kennedy Blog
Blog on the life and profession of a technology law and legal technology provides those pursuing a career in the law field with a glimpse into the work of a technology lawyer.
- Paralegal Links
Online resources for paralegals and legal assistants. Some of the resources provided include tutorials, podcasts and articles.
- Katsuey's Legal Gateway
This blog provides a directory of free legal related topics around the internet for legal students and professionals. Some of the items available in the directory includes articles and study guides.
- Beyond the Underground
Informative blog that offers several notes and personal observations of the legal practice. Many of the observation made are simply the opinion of the blogger.
- Prof J's Blogs
Helpful blog created by a professor at Los Angeles Mission College of law for paralegal and law students. Journey into the mind of a law professor and gather some valuable insight.
- Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw
Information and interesting stories for paralegal students. Some of the articles provided are stories that are made to entertain.
Paralegal Career Tip Blogs
Everyone needs a little help along the way in there career, the blogs below offer this for paralegal students. The blogs offer a student’s perspective of the paralegal field and offer tips on how to find the right employer to articles and other forms of study resources.
- Aaron Gershfield
Aaron provides a new perspective on the life and times of a 24 year old paralegal. A fun and interesting blog for paralegal students.
- The Paralegal Mentor
Blog that provides strategies for students and paralegals already in the professional field and serves as an inspiration for students and professionals alike to do the best that they can do in throughout their career.
- ICC Law
Resource for paralegal students and graduates in the state of Illinois that attend criminal justice and programs focused on the paralegal profession.
- The Empowered Paralegal
An informative blog for professional paralegals and about the paralegal profession and how to better their career from the start.
- Paralegal Associates
A blog by virtual paralegal Kristina Duncan, join her discussion about using social media to bring in clients. Tips on how to become a successful work at home paralegal.
- Halo Secretarial Blog
Join blogger Laurie Mapp, who works as a virtual paralegal. She talks about her experience running a small business from home as well as other paralegal career issues.
Legal Issues Around the World and Current Legal Issues Blogs
See what happens in the legal field in other parts of the country. Below you will find blogs that offer a perspective from another culture. The blogs come from an array of place from Scotland to the different legal issues that go on in different states.
- A Diary of Injustice in Scotland
A Diary of Injustice in Scotland is an informative blog about Scotland’s legal system and the experiences of a Scottish person in the legal profession and human rights and wave of injustice in Scotland.
- AZ Statewide Paralegal
Blog provides guidance for Arizona paralegals; it is your chance to see into the mind of not only an entrepreneur but a successful paralegal.
- Alaska Blawg
This blog follows the life and times of a legal professional in the criminal defense field in the state of Alaska, the last frontier.
- Adventures of Law Mommy
Follow the adventures of a mother that practices law through a Vietnamese Adoption and her Practice of Law in a Midwestern town.
- New York Paralegal Blog
Stay updated on the legal news centered on those in the paralegal field. Journey to the Big Apple and get an idea of the fast pace life of a New York paralegal.
Paralegal Study Help, Articles, Law Stories and Miscellaneous Informative Blogs
Blogs for paralegals that are looking for a variety of information from legal updates to paralegals that work from home as virtual law assistants to a collaborative blog with several authors that offer true crime stories.
- Social Law
This site provides materials to aid in paralegal research, training and a variety of other study material. A student will find any subject here to assist with studies.
Looking to be your own boss? Information on how many makes the choice to work from home as a paralegal. Also provides tips on how to start a home based business.
- US Legal Paralegals
Informative blog for paralegal students and professionals offering articles and insight of the paralegal career field. Students will find many resources to further their career and study examples to help them pass the test.
- Legal Typist
An informative blog that introduces the world centered on a legal VA and a digital coach. Gives insight on what can be expected of a legal typist.
- Disability Law Blog
An informative blog created by attorney J. Morton and provides updates and the technology used in their practice. Live the life of an attorney that helps people that is unable to help themselves.
- Crime Scene Blog
Keeps legal professionals updated on the popular news stories and updates. It is always important for paralegal students and professionals to stay up to date on the various high profile cases.
- In Cold Blogger
LA true crime blog that introduces a mixture of articles and law stories by a variety of best-selling authors and criminal justice professionals.
- Legal Reader
A blog that provides commentary and information about law and lawsuits that can come along with product liability. Students can find some interesting legal articles.
- Tech Law Advisor
A blog that focuses on the world of technology and its relationship with the legal profession. Live the life of a tech law advisor and provides insight on the career.
- Sweet Hot Justice
A fun and entertaining blog for those that just want to get away from the stresses of the day and just have a few laughs.
- Blogs for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
“What’s a 9 letter word for indispensable? …Paralegal” There have been hundreds of lawyer jokes over the years and now Ben Stevens fun post offers up a list of what he feels is an excellent list aimed toward Paralegals.
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