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The Paralegal Voice: “New Hiring Trends in the Paralegal World”

The Paralegal Voice:  “New Hiring Trends in the Paralegal World”

The first episode of The Paralegal Voice, “New Hiring Trends in the Paralegal World”, co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and me, is now available at LegalTalkNetwork and at iTUNES. This episode, featuring Robert Half Legal Executive Director, Charles “Chad” Volkert, as the expert guest, explores current hiring trends for paralegals and provides insight as to how paralegals can prepare for current and future hot jobs.

In this episode:

■ Hot legal specialty areas
■ Overseas job opportunities
■ Educational and certification requirements
■ Software proficiencies
■ Practice & social media tips

As a bonus, here are additional Internet sites about paralegal and legal hiring trends that you may find useful: “Paralegal Stories: Trademark Law”
Bureau of Labor Statistics “Paralegals and Legal Assistants”
Employment Crossing, “What’s Hot? Today’s Legal Specialties”
Legal Assistant Today, “Paralegal Salaries”
NALA, “2008 National Utilization and Compensation Survey Report”
NFPA, “Hiring Trends”, “Strong Demand Persists for Paralegals”
Robert Half Legal, “Pie Chart of Legal Growth Areas”

Got a question, comment or request for a future show topic? We’d love to hear from you! Email

One Response to The Paralegal Voice: “New Hiring Trends in the Paralegal World”

  1. I found this podcast very informative. I am looking into puersuing my paralegal certificate. I have a bachelor's and think this will be highly beneficial.

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