Every profession, it seems, is seeking to cut the cost of doing business. One way that's done is to rely more heavily on those with less schooling, who therefore command lower salaries. The legal field is no different.
Paralegals will be in demand in the years ahead. They can do much of what lawyers do -- and they cost less. But although paralegals will shoulder more responsibility, certain activities will still be reserved for lawyers, such as giving legal advice.
Paralegals help lawyers and prepare legal materials for activities such as hearings, trials, and corporate meetings.
Paralegals are also called legal assistants.
Someone who enjoys doing research and writing up the results. You'll need good organization and communication skills. Finally, you’ll need to be highly ethical.
Becoming an expert in a hot field such as intellectual property or real estate law will increase your chances of getting a good job.