Explore Specific Law and Paralegal Careers
This page will take you through 4 steps to select an occupation, find job listings, prepare for a career in that field, and provide job-specific resources.
Step 1: Select a Job: You will be presented with a listing of occupations. The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of occupations below
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply browse the list of occupations. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover jobs that might be of interest.
Once you have identified an occupation of interest, simply click on it.
Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a job above, you will see three links that will lead you (in a separate browser tab) to find specific job and internship listings.
Step 3: Prepare For a Job: In this section you will see one or more links to a career pathway. This pathway(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 2. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different job.
Click on a link and you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for a career in this field. Information includes core and supplemental duties, general and specific work activities, knowledge required, skills required, preparation required, educational requirements, work experience required, local salary information, certifications, links to find a job, similar job titles (with links to jobs), occupations with similar capabilities and interests (starting a career), and occupations with similar skills and Experience (changing a career).
Step 4: Job-Specific Resources: Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that will provide detailed (updated) links to occupational information specific to the Job you selected. This information includes:
Occupational Profiles: Provides resources that can help you to identify which occupation might be a great fit for you.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Cover Letters: Sources that can help you to draft an appropriate cover letter during the job hunt.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview.
Salary Data: Sources that can provide detailed salary and wage data.
Raises: Advice is provided on how to negotiate a raise with your current employer.
Jobs: Directs to job banks and resources. There are many options available to identify job openings.
Classifieds: Provides links to job classifieds, often broken down by specific industry.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
Career Change: There are many issues involved when planning a career change process, and these resources will help.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.
Career Path: Various resources to help you exlore the career path related to your selected occupation.
1) Select a Job
Scroll through the picklist (below).These are jobs related to the paralegal and law profession. 108 specific occupations are listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get links to active job listings for that specific occupation, and detailed resources to help you prepare a career path (ladder).
You can use this form two ways:
1) Enter a Keyword - As you enter a keyword, you will filter (limit) the listing to those occupations that contain the keyword entered
2) Browse the list (Don't enter a keyword) - You can simply browse the list of occupations. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover jobs that might be of interest.
OR - leave blank and scroll through the choices:
Select a Job Title (scroll and Select) :
No selection made: Please Select a Job Title (above)