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New here, hope everyone is well.

Been contemplating a new career path, and just looking for some experienced opinions.

1. Seneca vs private school like herzing?

2. Does one acquire enough practical knowledge to open up their own paralegal business shortly after obtaining a license?

3. Is there a high demand for paralegals, pending you have a good marketing, should it be fairly good business venture?

4.  What are good niche's to get into, traffic, etc?  Or is it good to focus on a few different niches to practice?

Excuse my ignorance, but law sector is totally foreign to me and I'd like to get as much insider info as possible.

Thanks in advance,

James

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I have practically no paralegal experience, but i will try my best to tackle a few of these

1. Seneca vs private school like herzing? I am in the US so i dont know

2. Does one acquire enough practical knowledge to open up their own paralegal business shortly after obtaining a license?  This is a tough question because no one wants to hire someone who is going to be a competitor later on, so many aspiring entrepreneurs have no choice but to start a practice from the start. 

3. Is there a high demand for paralegals, pending you have a good marketing, should it be fairly good business venture?  Again, im in the US, but in the US the legal market is finally predicted to grow at a fair rate.

4.  What are good niche's to get into, traffic, etc?  Or is it good to focus on a few different niches to practice?  You should start with the niche that you are most comfortable with, so long as it is related to your long term goals.  You can always branch out later once you are sure you can handle the workload.  This is my 2 cents from my time studying in my mba program

 

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Great reply, thanks for your time.

What kind of work do you do in the states? 

On 08/07/2018 at 3:34 PM, accjohn1990 said:

 

 

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I work as a tutor and a paralegal assistant.  As a tutor I help community members with basic education as they try to gain their high school equivalency.  My time as a paralegal assistant is spent drafting documents such as chapter agreements and cash on hand policies  

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