Training courses at paralegal schools in Louisiana lead to a short term diploma, certificate or associate’s degree. Paralegal jobs entail preparation of legal paperwork and reports, performing legal research in preparation for trial, and interfacing with clients. Most paralegal jobs take place in private legal firms owned by an individual or group of licensed attorneys. Paralegal salaries can vary, depending on location and type of work. Most programs are located within community colleges that offer graduates a two-year associate’s degree. Paralegal jobs are expected to increase over the next 7-10 years according to industry data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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