As technology has grown, so has the options for people perusing a legal career.
If you want to work at home as a paralegal here are some steps you can take to get started.
1: You must decided if you want to be a online paralegal or not. There are online legal sites where people seek quick legal information on some topics. If you want to work at home, this is the best place to start and how most work at home paralegals do their work. If you want to, you can start by finding online legal sites and contacting them requesting a job as a online paralegal. You will also need a phone line and a fax machine. Most online paralegal duties include, doing research on a topic, providing advice, and writing some legal articles on certain subjects. However if you choose not to, you must find a law firm that is willing to let you work from home. Duties will be about the same but they will be given more like assignments, such as finding the current medical consent law and applying it to the case you have been assigned to and sending that information over through a email, or anything smiler.
2: You must perform your task with diligence in a timely manner, with proper research, and using facts and court cases. This means spending time with books and relating it to the current situation.
3: Remember to stay in close contact with your employer and always be ready for new and challenging tasks. Being a paralegal is not easy, but it can be a rewarding career!
If you need help on finding some online legal sites to start, I’ll provide a small list with the benefits it can offer.
http://www.legalzoom.com/ is a site where people can go to get legal advice, specializing in legal documents. That beings wills, copyrights, name changes, and anything smiler. This is a good place to start if you’re looking to get into copyright, contract, or intellectual properties law.
http://www.advicelinelawyers.com.au/ is a site where people call in looking for a lawyer to assist them in mostly personal injury cases. If your looking to get into personal injury law, this is where you need to go.
http://www.sexualharassmentlawfirms.com/ is the place for people looking to go into sexual harassment. This site offers a chance for victums to put the law on their site.
No matter what law intrests you the most, besure to do your best on all your assignments, for all you know the case could be won because of your hard work!