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Any paralegals here (Not looking for legal advice)

Anonymous
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I didn't know if there was a specific group for women who work as paralegals but I thought I'd try here anyways.

 

Ok, i'm doing online classes and I need a few pointers on how to search for certain things in Westlaw. I've been searching and can't what I think I'm looking for. Going through all this material is confusing. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM

ktwister
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I haven't used Westlaw for a few years. 

Westlaw has a text search help feature that would help you out.  I would suggest using that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM

 are you still a paralegal or do anything in that respect?


Quoting ktwister:

I haven't used Westlaw for a few years. 

Westlaw has a text search help feature that would help you out.  I would suggest using that.


 

ktwister
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Yes, going on 12 yrs


Quoting Anonymous:

 are you still a paralegal or do anything in that respect?


Quoting ktwister:

I haven't used Westlaw for a few years. 

Westlaw has a text search help feature that would help you out.  I would suggest using that.





Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM

 whoa... I'm barely getting started and almost finished with school. I'll be honest, I'm nervous I will not be good at this. It's a lot of responsibility and feel so crazy thinking I can do this.

was is it easy for you when you first started in this career?


Quoting ktwister:

Yes, going on 12 yrs

 

Quoting Anonymous:

 are you still a paralegal or do anything in that respect?

 

Quoting ktwister:

I haven't used Westlaw for a few years. 

Westlaw has a text search help feature that would help you out.  I would suggest using that.

 

 

 

 


 

ktwister
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

No it wasn't hard.   I didn't want to work in a heavy litigation setting, so I started off in foreclosure law, then expanded to replevin, bankruptcy, commerical real estate and now education law.



Quoting Anonymous:

 whoa... I'm barely getting started and almost finished with school. I'll be honest, I'm nervous I will not be good at this. It's a lot of responsibility and feel so crazy thinking I can do this.

was is it easy for you when you first started in this career?


Quoting ktwister:

Yes, going on 12 yrs


Quoting Anonymous:

 are you still a paralegal or do anything in that respect?


Quoting ktwister:

I haven't used Westlaw for a few years. 

Westlaw has a text search help feature that would help you out.  I would suggest using that.









Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM

 you've really done a lot. I think i'd like to start out in something easier so that I may not be so overwhelmed and crash and burn lol. May i ask if the pay is good after a certain time?


Quoting ktwister:

No it wasn't hard.   I didn't want to work in a heavy litigation setting, so I started off in foreclosure law, then expanded to replevin, bankruptcy, commerical real estate and now education law.

 

 

Quoting Anonymous:

 whoa... I'm barely getting started and almost finished with school. I'll be honest, I'm nervous I will not be good at this. It's a lot of responsibility and feel so crazy thinking I can do this.

was is it easy for you when you first started in this career?

 

Quoting ktwister:

Yes, going on 12 yrs

 

Quoting Anonymous:

 are you still a paralegal or do anything in that respect?

 

Quoting ktwister:

I haven't used Westlaw for a few years. 

Westlaw has a text search help feature that would help you out.  I would suggest using that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM


funniest. thing. ever.

Quoting Anonymous:



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 16, 2013 at 11:11 AM
I'm interested in becoming a paralegal. How long is the program?
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