Feb 232012

Do you have to go to paralegal school to learn paralegal skills? 

What paralegal skills are used in this fascinating career area?  You are intrigued and want to know!  Your internet history reflects the number of times you have searched for everything “paralegal”.  You’ve researched paralegal schools, but you question the need to attend one.  The thought has crossed your mind that you might already have what it takes to be a paralegal, and that you don’t need to go to school to learn paralegal skills.  The fact is that you may have some of the skills, and you may be able to find a law-related job.  It depends on the type of law-related job you are interested in.  But do you have paralegal skills?  If you want to be called a paralegal, though, you need the skill set and you need the education!  American Institute for Paralegal Studies (AIPS) can train you, and you will be a certificated paralegal upon graduation.  We’ve been training paralegals for over 35 years.  We know the paralegal skills you need.

I’m sure you would agree that every career and job uses a specific skill set.  For example a sculptor doesn’t need to go to med school, and a surgeon doesn’t need to go to art school.  Both careers require attention to detail and a steady hand; but, possessing several of the same skills doesn’t mean a sculptor can perform surgery or that a doctor can create a statue.  It’s a silly example, but you get the point.  Some skills can be used in a broad range of career areas; however, combinations of specific skills are often unique to specific careers.  Some skills can be learned on the job, and others must be learned in the classroom.  The key thing is to learn the skill set that is used in the job and career that you want to have…in this case, a paralegal career.  Check out what O-Net Online has to say about paralegal skills at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2011.00.  

Paralegal Skills:

  • Communication – Verbal and Written
  • Writing
  • Research and Investigative
  • Technological
  • Organization
  • Attention to Detail
  • Teamwork
  • Multi-tasking 

AIPS Core General Studies Curriculum:

  • American Jurisprudence
  • Litigation
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Business Law
  • Tort Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Research
  • Estates and Trusts  

AIPS would love to train you and present you with your Paralegal Certificate!  Apply for paralegal positions with the knowledge that you have what it takes…the paralegal skills and education!    Call us at 800-543-2420. 

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  •  February 23, 2012
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