The Real Paralegals of South Florida – Litigation Edition – Surveys Now Available
As we all know, because there is no set requirement on what “makes” a paralegal in Florida (or pretty much anywhere else) it can be kind of hard to figure out what employers are REALLY looking for… It might be no experience or it might be 3-5 years of experience, it might be a certificate, it might be a degree, maybe they want a CP, an ACP, an RP, a CRP, an FRP, an FCP… (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, please read: ABC’s of Paralegal Designations in Florida)… maybe they want a complete newbie with no experience and no education because they want to build a super paralegal from the ground up…
The only thing that is more fluid than the requirements to BE a paralegal, are the job duties of a paralegal… maybe you deal with clients, maybe not, maybe you do calendaring, maybe not, maybe you schedule hearings or depositions, maybe not… maybe you do complex legal research on critical issues, maybe you aren’t even allowed to logon to Westlaw… maybe you work 80 hours a week or maybe, like a banker, you work an easy 35… the function of a paralegal varies in every office… maybe you bill your time, maybe not…
So, if someone is interested in becoming a paralegal in South Florida, whether they are a young college student or a late career changer, how can they have ANY clue what do expect? The same goes for people who have been in their paralegal position long term and want to make a move, but don’t really know what is realistic for the job market. This is where The Real Paralegals of Miami (and Broward and Palm Beach) come into play… I would like to show people what the situation is like for “real” paralegals…
These surveys are for the litigation field, please only take this survey if you work primarily in litigation as the questions deal with litigation type tasks (setting hearings, calendaring, trial prep, etc.). Surveys for other practice areas will be available shortly.
Please note that there are some sensitive questions such as salary amount, please keep in mind that these survey results will be public. You will be asked for your name in the first question, feel free to use an alias 🙂
- The Real Paralegals of Miami-Dade – Litigation Edition
- The Real Paralegals of Broward County – Litigation Edition
- The Real Paralegals of Palm Beach County – Litigation Edition
- The Real Paralegals of Volusia County – Litigation Edition
- The Real Paralegals of Orange County – Litigation Edition
PLEASE take the survey for the county where you work, the questions are the same but we would like to compare results county by county. If you live in a DIFFERENT county but want to participate, please let me know and we can create a survey for your county.