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The History & Future of the Paralegal Profession

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Where did it all begin and where will it end? ​The paralegal profession has undergone tremendous changes since the profession was first developed. There is a popular saying that you can't know where you are going until you know where you have been. Numerous debates about paralegal licensure, paralegal education, and whether paralegals should be allowed to provide services directly to the public are constantly being debated.

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The History & Future of the Paralegal Profession

  1. 1. THE HISTORY & FUTURE PARALEGAL PROFESSION
  2. 2. OVERVIEW Do you know where the career is going and how the changes may impact your career future? None of us have a crystal ball to look into the future, but by studying trends it is not as difficult to peek into the future to determine changes that may be on the horizon in the near and distant future for the paralegal profession.
  3. 3. TOPICS • The History of the Paralegal Profession • Educational requirements for paralegals • The societal impact of non-attorneys providing legal services directly to the public • Peeking into the future • Learn ways to enhance your career to stay ahead of the changes
  4. 4. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
  5. 5. PARALEGAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS • No formal education requirements • Education options • Certificate • ABA & Non-ABA approved • Associates Degree • Bachelor's Degree
  6. 6. NON ATTORNEY LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS PROS CONS
  7. 7. PUBLIC DEMAND • Economic benefits • Serve underrepresented population • Social advocacy
  8. 8. THE CHANGING LEGAL LANDSCAPE
  9. 9. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE • Technology • Elder Law • Intellectual Property • eDiscovery
  10. 10. CONTACT US Phone: 800-580-6068 Email: info@rainmakersonline.com Web www.rainmakersonline.com

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