ParalegalCertification – Are Fewer Law Firms Employing Paralegals?

ParalegalCertification reports that some law firms, in Florida at least, are using fewer paralegals, prompting the question of whether the states need to get their act together to certify and register paralegals.

reports on the issue.

It appears that there are some paralegals who are against paralegal certification or paralegal registration because it will force billing rates up and also create an increase in paralegal certification and registration fees.
The fact remains that paralegal work remains a fast-growing profession offering great opportunities for people looking for well-paying, interesting work. Paralegal certification and some cross-state consistency over that issue will provide law firms with the ability to confidently employ paralegals knowing they’re providing a service at a professional level, not one being handled by otherwise out-of-work lawyers.

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