Bankruptcy Paralegal education and training covers a broad range of programs, certificates and degrees. Formal education must complete a two year in paralegal studies and a four year college degree, and even master’s degrees. Areas of study include legal office procedures, legal writing and research, bankruptcy procedures, probate, trusts and wills, family law, real estate practices and criminal law. Some paralegals choose to specialize in one area of practice.
In addition to being trained in various practice areas, they are also employed in a variety of settings. The most common employment setting is a law firm. Paralegals are employed in firms ranging in size from sole practitioners to firms with a global presence. Also employing paralegal services are corporations with in-house legal departments.
Paralegals need a number of skills. First, they must be able to write well, because much of the work they do is written. Grammar, vocabulary, punctuation are all important. They must have research, computer skills and know the proper way to make citations for references cited. Also, he must possess great communication ethics and tact, and basic secretarial knowledge. They should be self-motivated, because they often must complete certain parts of a project on their own. And because they often work with the public, paralegals should have good people skills.
Moreover, they must possess initial knowledge of the different types of bankruptcies and everything that is included in the specific niche. However, some attorneys will train and hire a candidate with the right experience and potential.
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