Paralegal Certificate before law school?

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risktaker
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Paralegal Certificate before law school?

Postby risktaker » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:17 pm

I am going to be starting law school in the Fall of 2011. Would it be helpful for me to take a paralegal certificate program? I have had 0 experience with law related material besides one class in Undergrad. I am working a shitty job right now and I am considering quitting it to get my paralegal certificate before law school. Will this be helpful in any way? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Paralegal Certificate before law school?

Postby nealric » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:23 pm

It would be a complete waste of your time and money.

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Re: Paralegal Certificate before law school?

Postby Bert » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:25 pm

nealric wrote:It would be a complete waste of your time and money.

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Re: Paralegal Certificate before law school?

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:36 pm

Yeah I wouldn't do it if you're applying next cycle. If you were applying Fall 2013 or something and wanted to work in the legal field until then I would probably recommend it, but most ABA certifications take a semester to complete and can cost a pretty penny. Just spend the next year working whatever job you can find.

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Re: Paralegal Certificate before law school?

Postby risktaker » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:59 pm

Thanks guys. Just saved myself a lot of money.




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