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 CommentsAdd your commentGloria A. Britton -Ellis13 Oct 2014I'd like to get more information about paralegal certification. ThanksNational 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. Mr. 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 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.htmLeave 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.