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Week 2 Lecture02/04/2019Communication is super keyListening, asking the right questions and giving informed, conciseinformation, time pressure, and day-to-day distractions°Skills and AttributesTeam player, adaptable, open-mindedness, friendly, self-reflecting°°Chapter 2 – Career Opportunities°°Legal Aid: financially challenged, non-profit organizations, offer legalassistance to the less fortunatePros: helping those in need, ability to represent clients (in veryspecific instances, very limited – given permission with socialsecurity or government agencies), passionate, specialized clientele,casual, not collecting billable hours from clientsCons: less pay, emotionally challenging, difficult clientele, lessresources, large caseload, limited time, case obstacles°Government: federal, social security, state, employment development,attorney general, etcPros: benefits, regulated hours, steady income, non-billable hours,specializations, regulated hours, unionized, holidays, OT,Cons: influx of cases, unfulfilling/mundane,°Freelance:Pros: make your own hours, decide your own workload, decide yourown rates, choice of attorneys/clients, choice of specialization,location (work from home), protected/facelessCons: hours, lots of self-marketing,°Corporation (not litigation):Pros: typically good pay, benefits, structure, stability, formality,regulated hours, networking, no billable hours, no litigation/trialprepCons: limited experiences, formality, politics, mundane, strict,°Large Firms:Pros: litigation/excitement, large salary, specialization,assistance/staff, climb up the ladder, benefits, formal, lots ofresources, networking opportunity
Cons: specializations, billable hour pressure, depo/litigation/trialprep, big drama°Small Firms:Pros: less formal, lots of experience, lots of different fields, family-like environmentCons: less benefits, less pay
02/04/2019°MODULE 1 PRESENTATION NOTES°What do paralegals do?

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