Paralegal Legal Assistant
Approved by the American Bar Association
A Growing Profession
The paralegal profession has grown tremendously since it first appeared in the mid-1960's. Now, there are more than 224,000 paralegals working in the United States. Additionally, paralegal jobs are projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, equating to a growth rate of 27% or more.
Presently, paralegals are involved in sophisticated legal work in traditional law office settings, in corporations, in government, and in other public arenas. The occupation has achieved recognition and has moved rapidly to professional stature.