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What Does a Paralegal Make & How to become a Paralegal

What Does a Paralegal Make If you came here to learn about paralegals, and more specifically, what does a paralegal make, we’re going to dive into some ranges as well as qualifications that you’ll need to start your career as a paralegal. Many people considering a career in the legal field often wonder about the

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Legal Assistant vs Paralegal: Here’s What You Need to Know

Legal Assistant vs Paralegal by Definition Once upon a time, the terms legal assistant and paralegal were used interchangeably. However, in 2020 the American Bar Association amended the definition of a paralegal to remove the term legal assistant. Now that the two roles have been separated by definition, we’re going to explore the difference between

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Prepare your Notary Business for 2022

Grow your Notary Business COVID-19 has changed the economy dramatically over the past two years. Businesses must adapt to survive, and this includes mobile notary businesses. If you’ve been trying to navigate your way through it all, you’re not alone. We’ve put together ways to help you enter a new year with confidence and help

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Notary Public Services: The Big Importance of Small Talk For Notaries

The Big Importance of Small Talk For Notaries As a notary, it’s important to be organized and possess people skills along with all your other Notary Public services. These finely honed people skills, one of which is the ability to conduct “small talk”, will not only help build rapport but will also help determine the

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Determining Sound Mind

Determining Sound Mind as a Notary As notaries, we have a very important responsibility.  The responsibility of “determining sound mind” of a signer is a critical component of being a notary.  We must be confident that the signer understands the implications of their actions when signing a document.  They must be able to demonstrate that

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HELP…My Signer Doesn’t Have Identification

What forms of ID can a Notary Accept At times, you may ask yourself, “what forms of id can a notary accept?” In some instances, you may find yourself working with a signer that simply does not have identification.  I have seen this quite often when working with elderly clients or those with disabilities.  They’ve

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Useful Tips For Tricky Notary Signing Situations

Notary Signings Whether you are a newly commissioned or a veteran notary, we all can agree that the goal is to provide our customers the most pleasant and professional notary signing experience. Below are some potential tricky situations and how to handle them.  Determine if an ID is Acceptable While there are multiple ways to

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Practice Areas for Paralegals

There’s never been a better time to be a paralegal. This field is growing at a rapid rate, and for good reason.  With its flexible education options and a large variety of practice areas to choose from, paralegals are finding many options within the field. Just as an attorney must choose their area of practice,

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Stop Learning and Stop Growing: A Case for Paralegal Continuing Education

Continuing Legal Education for Paralegals During your time as a paralegal, you’ve most likely heard attorneys talk about  C.L.E credits (Continuing Legal Education). C.L.E credits are the professional education of lawyers that takes place after their initial admission to the bar. C.L.E credits require attorneys to maintain their skills and keep current with continuing changes

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Becoming a Paralegal and what does it take?

Becoming a Paralegal The field of law is constantly evolving and continues to interest and engage on many levels. With changing statutes and laws, voluminous court filings, along with the growing number of graduating law students, ambitious legal minds are ready to blaze some legal trails. Law school is rigorous with its heavy curriculum and

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