From Career Igniter:
The National Association of Legal Assistants and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations are two of the national paralegal organizations that paralegals can join in. In addition to them, there are also state paralegal associations and their local chapters. Just how beneficial is it for someone engaged in this profession to join a paralegal association?
Actually, it is very advantageous. For starters, joining paralegal associations give paralegals who are still looking for work the chance to apply for job opportunities. These organizations usually have a database of employment opportunities where paralegals can submit their resumes to paralegal jobs in the state or around the country. They also conduct career conferences that help experienced paralegals advance or take their careers to the next level. These meetings feature career professionals that help paralegals improve how they craft their resumes so they can get coveted jobs or positions. Membership also provides new paralegals with the invaluable chance to network with more experienced professionals who can mentor them while they are learning the ropes.
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