The paralegal industry is more competitive than ever, and for good reason. Job growth is projected at 18.3% between 2010 and 2020, salary ranges continue to climb and there’s plenty of upward mobility in a wide range of functions.
Successful paralegals are not only well paid, they are in high demand while at the same time, experiencing a number of external threats, not the least of which are virtual paralegals that allegedly can do your job better, faster and cheaper.
Without doubt, today’s paralegals top priority needs to be continued education. Improving your skills leads to a higher salary, better opportunities and a wider variety of responsibilities.
In addition to annual continued education courses, there are plenty of free resources across the net to help you enjoy your job and do it better. To get you started, we’ve collected the very best paralegal blogs that are sure to entertain, educate and empower you for your career goals ahead.
The 13 Best Paralegal Blogs In 2017
The Paralegal Society
The Paralegal Society
is a forum to educate, motivate and inspire paralegals to engage in the pursuit of excellence. The team that runs the site are successful paralegals that share their experiences and advice in a fun, informative fashion, useful for paralegals of all experience levels. If you have a question about your industry, this is an excellent place to start. You can also follow them on Twitter here
Pamela The Paralegal
Pamela Starr owns StarrParalegals, LLC, a virtual paralegal business working with legal attorneys, and focuses her writing at Pamela The Paralegal
to helping paralegals get their first jobs, continued education, growing her business and her experience of pursuing a Master of Arts degree. You can follow Pamela on Twitter here
Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw
Lori Paul, currently on hiatus, provides information and tidbits for paralegals with a wealth of articles going back several years. Her main focus on Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw
is family law, technology and making your life as a paralegal easier. You can follow Lori on Twitter here
The Paralegal Mentor
Vicki Voisin is a nationally recognized author and speaker known for her paralegal training seminars. She shares her experiences on the The Paralegal Mentor
blog to help paralegals reach their professional goals while striking balance in their personal lives. You can follow Vicki on Twitter here
Best Legal Assistant
If you’re just getting started as a paralegal, you might want to check out the blog at Best Legal Assistant
, which features articles written by current paralegal professions on topics like getting your first job and the best degrees and internships to improve your opportunities. you can follow BLA on Twitter here
Dedicated to law practice, legal marketing and legal technology, Lawyerist
is jam-packed with features like articles, resources and even a podcast to help you improve in a wide variety of paralegal tasks. One of the best resources anywhere for paralegals are the in-depth interviews with long-time paralegal professionals. You can follow The Lawyerist on Twitter here
The Estrin Report
Another content-rich blog, The Estrin Report
is for paralegal professionals with an attitude for moving up in their world. Post topics include power attire, office politics, certification and far too many others to list here. A great resource with a conversational, humorous approach to the industry. You can follow Chere Estrin on Twitter here
Parasec: The Source
Global public records research firm Parasec: The Source
focuses on various aspects of the legal arena, specializing in of course, public records research and state laws concerning the industry. You can follow Parasec on Twitter here
The Empowered Paralegal
The Empowered Paralegal
is a blog for and about professional paralegals and the paralegal profession. If you’re looking for tips and advice for becoming the consummate paralegal professional, be sure to stop by and brush up on topics like attorney relationships, time management and social media.
Digital Paralegal Services
With a focus on virtual paralegality, Digital Paralegal Services
provides in-depth articles on topics including e-discovery, professional development and the technology to help you do your job faster and easier. They also have a great collection of legal-related infographics. You can follow Cathy Ribble from DPS on Twitter here
A Paralegal's Blog
Paralegal turned writer Christine Parizo no longer publishes new content on A Paralegal’s Blog
, but the over 500 articles she’s published on her blog are a treasure trove of news, views and information to help today’s paralegal determine their career path.
Designed to answer questions about the paralegal industry, the ParalegalEdu.org Blog
is a platform for up-and-coming legal professionals to ask established industry professionals about paralegal education, certification, scope of practice and best processes.
Stay up-to-date on these and other paralegal industry-related blogs and forums to fast track your career and stay on the professional trajectory you desire. Help others do the same by sharing what you’re reading that you think is worthwhile for other paralegals to read, too, in the comments below.
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