Friday, May 4, 2012

Paralegal Career Tips: 10 Hot Legal Careers for Non-Lawyers

Sally Kane, Esq.
You no longer have to think "lawyer" to find rewarding legal career opportunities.

Sally Kane, Editor-in-Chief at Paralegal Today and Guide, recently posted an excellent article that provides 10 satisfying, lucrative legal career opportunities that do not require a time-consuming, expensive legal education. You no longer have to think "lawyer" to find rewarding legal career opportunities.

As Ms. Kane says, "The legal market is thriving. New regulations, economic growth, advances in technology and rising caseloads have fueled the demand for a growing range of talented legal professionals." 

No. 1 on her list is an E-Discovery Professional: "Electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) is a $2 billion industry and e-discovery professionals are at the heart of it. These tech-savvy legal professionals help identify, preserve and manage electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation. Recent changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and growing volumes of ESI have given rise to this new profession to address the electronic realities of a digital age. The field is predicted to reach $21.8 billion by the year 2011, creating an unprecedented demand for e-discovery skills and pushing salaries to new levels."

To read the remaining legal career opportunities for non-lawyers, follow this link to Ms. Kane's post.

More information about Ms. Kane: Sally holds a bachelor's degree in writing from Edinboro University (cum laude) and a paralegal certificate (summa cum laude) from Duquesne University. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University School of Law where she served as an editor of the Duquesne Law Review.

Ms. Kane is an attorney, editor and writer specializing in legal, career and business topics. She has published hundreds of career-related articles in print and web-based media and serves as editor-in-chief of Paralegal Today, an international magazine covering the paralegal profession, and editor for Litigation Support Today, an international magazine serving the litigation support profession. Her latest project is a legal careers book to be published by Delmar, Cengage Learning. You can follow her on Twitter at sallyannekane

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