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Key Skills that Law Firms May Be Looking for When Hiring a Paralegal

Key skills

Excellent verbal communication and writing skills to assist with drafting legal documents and communicating with clients, witnesses, lawyers, and court officials.

Attention to detail to ensure that all work is accurate and compliant.

Organizational skills to manage time, prioritize tasks, multitask, and meet deadlines.

Essential research and analytical skills to assist attorneys with case preparation.

Familiarity with presentation software and office management software.

Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer programs.

Strong ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining client confidentiality.

Understanding of local court rules, state and federal laws, and regulations.

Critical thinking skills to discern relevant facts.

The essential ability to work well as a team player with other paralegals, office staff, and attorneys while often under pressure.

Are you prepared for the legal role you want? The beginning of the New Year is a great time to commit to personal development.

Jackie aka The Paralegal Writer

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