Mar 052012

How do I get started with paralegal school?

What should I look for in a paralegal school?

Paralegal school is a big investment in time and tuition for most people.  This is a TOUGH decision. But once you finally decide to pursue this higher education, what is the next step? How do you go about finding a good paralegal school? For many, a paralegal school has to be online. Almost all school offer online classes. Some online paralegal legal schools offer the flexibility of being able to sign on 24 hours per day which gives you the flexibility to work. Most students don’t have the luxury of being able to go to school full time. Combining school and work can be hard and tricky. An online paralegal school can solve that problem and allow you to accomplish your educational goals while making sure you meet the demands at work.

But remember that not all paralegal schools are alike. You want to make sure you find a paralegal school that gives you the support, feedback, and interaction that you deserve. You shouldn’t feel like you are floating out in cyberspace when you are enrolled in paralegal school. The ability to speak to your instructor and get feedback is a must. You want to make sure that if you have a question, you will get a prompt response. A good paralegal school is concerned about its students and accessible to them. Instructors should be available by phone, not just by email. Some paralegal schools simply provide you a book and materials and in essence, expect you to teach yourself. This is no way to learn. Make sure that the paralegal school that you choose has a history of actually teaching their students.

Assuring that you learn the law at an established paralegal school is important because it will teach you how to be a successful paralegal. A paralegal can play a crucial role. A paralegal can serve as a link between the attorney and the client. Paralegals can relay information about the case between the client and attorney and vice versa. They can also help explain legal procedures to the client, and communicate with other attorneys and court officials. Paralegals play a vital role in the legal system so make sure that you choose a paralegal school that plays just an important role in your educational goal.

To find out more information about how to become a paralegal visit the online paralegal school page of the American Institute for Paralegal Studies website  at

You may also want to visit this Yahoo page.

 Paralegal School Instructor Janet Russeth


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