The Paralegal Voice: New Hiring Trends in the Paralegal World

The first episode of The Paralegal Voice, “New Hiring Trends in the Paralegal World”, that I co-host with Lynne DeVenny, is now available at Legal Talk Network and at iTunes.

This episode, featuring Robert Half Legal Executive Director, Charles “Chad” Volkert, as the expert guest, explores current hiring trends for paralegals and provides insight as to how paralegals can prepare for current and future hot jobs, including:

■ Hot legal specialty areas
■ Overseas job opportunities
■ Educational and certification requirements
■ Software proficiencies
■ Practice & social media tips

Thanks to the following sponsors who make this show possible for all paralegals:

  • Teris: Sophistocated Litigation Supplot
  • NALA: The Association for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Clio: Web-Based Practice Management
  • West LiveNote

As a bonus, you may find these additional Internet sites regarding paralegal and legal hiring trends useful:

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition

NALA, “2008 National Utilization and Compensation Survey Report”

Robert Half Legal, “Pie Chart of Legal Growth Areas”

About.com “Paralegal Stories: Trademark Law”

Employment Crossing, “What’s Hot? Today’s Legal Specialties”

Legal Assistant Today, “Paralegal Salaries”

NFPA, “Hiring Trends”

PennLive.com, “Strong Demand Persists for Paralegals”

Do you have a question, comment or request for a future show topic? Send them to TheParalegalVoice@gmail.com.