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The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Paralegal Employment and Education - Paralegals News

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Paralegals News

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020

Intro by April Aldridge, American Water Company, Inc.

Despite the horrible COVID-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc on our country and the entire world, paralegals have demonstrated once again just how indispensable we really are. As technology-driven as the world was already becoming, it seems as though technology became our lifeline overnight. Many businesses and offices closed, including courthouses as well. However, there was still a great need for business to continue in a somewhat normal manner.

Paralegals stepped up to the plate (as usual) to assist in whatever capacity was needed. Whether that meant still showing up to the office, working remotely, becoming remote notaries, organizing and managing cases virtually, conducting meetings virtually, among a million other tasks and responsibilities. This article published by the American Bar Association highlights paralegals’ roles during the pandemic and gives a glimpse into the future employment possibilities for such essential workers.

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