Notary Bulletin Becoming A Paralegal (Infographic) By David Thun on March 19, 2014 in Legal Professionals If you’re a Notary who's ever been interested in working as a paralegal, the following infographic from George Washington University provides a helpful overview of a paralegal’s duties, salary, training, and job prospects. As a Notary, you already possess many of the skills required of a great paralegal: organization, attention to detail, professionalism, and communication. David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association. Email Share 7 Comments Add your commentNational Notary Association29 Sep 2014Hello, Thank you for your question. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most paralegals and legal assistants have an associate’s degree or a certificate in paralegal studies. In some cases, employers may hire college graduates with a bachelor’s degree with no legal experience or specialized education and train them on the job. More information about paralegals is available from the BLS here: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htmMr. J29 Sep 2014This says "highly educated," but it doesn't really say anything specific about paralegal training. What is the typical college coursework required to become a paralegal? Is it possible to make a career transition to paralegal from other research-heavy clerical fields?National Notary Association15 Oct 2014Hello Gloria, Thanks for your interest. The NNA does not certify paralegals. You may wish to contact a national paralegal association or local paralegal association in your area to find out about paralegal certification programs. Gloria A. Britton -Ellis13 Oct 2014I'd like to get more information about paralegal certification. Thankscarolef361@gmail.com20 Mar 2015I reject your answer hire college graduates with a bachelor's degree with no legal experience or train them on the job rejection. A person should to go the school take the course and email@example.com Mar 2015college graduates with a bachelor's degree need to complete the paralegal legal courses and finishing before they hire firstname.lastname@example.org Mar 2015College degree need to finish the paralegal legal course before they get hire themLeave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.