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i have an A.S.S degree in culinary arts and a b.s degree in

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i have an A.S.S degree in culinary arts and a b.s degree in hotel management. this has served me well but am looking for a new career. would a certificate in paralegal be worth my while and with this certficate could i get a job? if so, what programs and experience do you reccomend? how long should this take?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hello again, and welcome back to Just Answer.

Paralegal might be a good avenue to pursue, because lawyers are always in need of paralegals to do research and assist them in their work in many ways. If you are looking for a program in person, i.e. to attend classes at a University, get a course catalog from your local college or Community School, to find out what they offer. If you would prefer to take online courses, the distance learning schools listed below, offer programs in Paralegal. Of course, there are many who offer this course of study.

http://www.paralegal-degree-programs.com/paralegal/school-of-paralegal-studies-distance-learning-georgia/

http://www.uscareerinstitute.com/index.asp

http://stu.findlaw.com/schools/paralegal/index.html

The best experience would be to 'intern' for a lawyer to get an idea of what is required and to hone your skills. If the lawyer is impressed with you, s/he might offer you a position when you finish your studies.

I wish you the best of luck in your educational endeavors!

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