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Non-attorney career path options for paralegals?

Asked by mirifique (1511 points ) February 1st, 2009

I’m a current paralegal, and am considering law school after much prodding by the attorneys at my firm, but with most law schools so expensive and extremely competitive these days, and the experience of law school so seemingly agonizing, I am hesitant to even apply. Does anyone have recommendations for non-attorney career options for paralegals, besides just completely starting over in a new career? Also: what about just continuing as a paralegal? The concern there however, is that down the line I would be even more stuck and unfulfilled. Thoughts?

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AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Do you like what you are doing? There’s no reason to go to law school unless you personally want a different career. Paralegals build up different areas of expertise. For example, when we sold my mother’s house, the entire closing process was managed start to finish by a paralegal. Perhaps you need a different law firm with a different type of practice?

ShauneP82's avatar

McDonalds has always been a great steady employer for law students and nobobies alike.

mirifique's avatar

@ShauneP82 Well that’s really kind of you.

ShauneP82's avatar

No, actually I have a real job.

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