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limited license paraprofessionals llp
A limited licensed paraprofessional (LPP) is an individual who has received a certification to practice a certain type of law, whether that be family law or business law but is not a lawyer. This certification provides nonlawyers the knowledge needed to be able to practice law at an effective level and be competent in court.
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Though showing improvement over the years, diversity and inclusion in the paralegal field are not quite on a level that can be considered a complete success story. While inclusion may be more difficult to measure, it is evident that diversity—in a sense that the field is representative of the greater population—has not been fully achieved.
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The Covid-19 pandemic brought telework to center stage in an unprecedented way. Even the legal field, which has historically conducted its business in person and been very resolute in the desire to continue doing so, was not immune. As the pandemic went on, courtrooms were forced to go virtual and eventually showed that it was...
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COVID-19 has impacted many professions and drastically altered how we go about business in 2020. Due to the pandemic, many organizations are having their employees work from home. Paralegals are no exception. The paralegal profession has seen a rise in the number of virtual and remote positions, requiring the work done by paralegals to become...
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There is a running discourse today concerning whether attorneys who have been disbarred or suspended should be allowed to become paralegals. A handful of states have banned this, those being New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. West Virginia has also been attempting a total ban. Massachusetts has a partial ban lasting five years....
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#31 in Nation Ranking
Eastern Kentucky University’s online paralegal post-baccalaureate certificate degree program was recently named among the top 36 programs in the nation by Intelligent. Recognized as a top-tier program, EKU was named no. 31 out of 291 educational programs and 137 universities and colleges when evaluated on reputation, course strength, cost, faculty expertise and the overall flexibility...
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Paralegals provide a very helpful hand to attorneys during the process of going through a trial. The aide that paralegals provide begins way before the day of the trial, as they are useful in locating and interviewing key witnesses for the case. From these interviews, the paralegal is able to take statements from the witnesses that will...
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In modern-day times, varied technology skills are vital for most career paths. To be a desirable candidate for nearly any position in 2019, you must have some specialized technological skills. Paralegals are far from exempt to this increasing need to have specialized computer skills in the workplace. Certain computer skills are vital for a paralegal...
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