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Is Legal Assistant a Good Career? Most Common Pros and Cons

Apr 29, 2021 10:53:57 AM

Eager to work in the legal field without spending years in university? A legal assistant career may be the ideal alternative.

Legal assistants provide the kind of essential support every lawyer needs.

They handle a wide range of tasks, from conducting research and preparing documents to scheduling meetings and communicating with clients.

But like any job, working as a legal assistant has both advantages and drawbacks. So you should see the whole picture before making any decisions.

In this post, we describe the major pros and cons of a legal assistant career.

Find out what to expect in this role and see if it makes sense for you.

Top 10 Things to Know About Becoming a Legal Assistant

Mar 26, 2021 9:49:44 AM

If you’re interested in law, good with people, detail-oriented and organized, legal assistant could be an ideal career path.

It’s an excellent time to become a legal assistant in Manitoba. Strong employment growth and waves of retirements are creating jobs in this field, in every part of the province. 

You don’t need a university degree, and college legal assistant programs are relatively quick. 

So, how do you get started? What’s involved in becoming a legal assistant?  And most importantly, how do you know if this career is right for you? 

Meet Nicole: What to Expect from Herzing's Legal Assistant Program

Apr 24, 2020 10:53:42 AM

Photo: Nicole Page, Legal Assistant instructor at Herzing College Winnipeg

Looking for a legal career that doesn't require years of university study? Have excellent communication and organizational skills, and can see yourself thriving in a busy law office?

Legal assistant could be the profession you're looking for. Legal assistants work under lawyer supervision, providing valuable support with case preparation, drafting documents, scheduling clients, and running the legal office.

They work at courthouses, private law firms, real estate firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. You can specialize in a particular area of law, or work at a firm that provides services in several legal areas.

Are you a good fit for this role? Should you consider Legal Assistant training?

This week, we interviewed Nicole Page to find out what is involved in becoming a legal assistant and what to expect at work.

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