Paralegals: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:03)
Steve Bachman works in the corporate legal department. He assists attorneys by filing legal documents with the courts and proofreading.
Paralegals: Career Beginnings (01:42)
Bachman took assessment tests that showed he was a person who liked to assist others. The area of law he has the most experience in has kept him busy in many different law venues.
Paralegals: Keys for Success (02:23)
Backman states that the first step to success is survival. There is change in the legal field all the time especially with new technology that is available.
Paralegals: Education and Certification Requirements (01:44)
Bachman recommends starting with certification to get your first job and then getting recommendations from attorneys. Bachman says it is important to work independently and going to seminars is helpful.
Paralegals: Workplace Atmosphere (02:52)
Bachman states that his colleagues are in other cities and some of them work from home. When there are deadlines the pressure can rise in the office.
Paralegals: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:51)
Bachman suggests that you figure out the specifics of law early on before attending school. Top law firms want people who have been lawyer goal oriented from the beginning.
Paralegals: Day on the Job (02:14)
An average day starts with checking email then Bachman looks at the calendar to check court filings that are due. He also fills in when a secretary is out by checking office supplies.
Paralegals: Industry Goals and Services (01:52)
The law office goal is to provide good results for the clients. In a legal firm the goal is to meet deadlines.
Paralegals: Industry Challenges (01:28)
Constantly changing electronics is a big challenge. Bachman believes all knowledge workers will be facing the possibility that they could be replaced with a bot.
Paralegals: Looking at the Future (02:33)
The future of law will be far more electronic driven and understanding the technology will be more significant. If you can change with the technology you will have job security.
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