Once I felt sufficiently updated on my computer skills and was happy with my resume, I began my search for a paralegal/legal assistant position.  I was armed with a good reference letter from my old boss in Texas.  One of my first contacts was the placement service for the local County Bar Association.  I emailed my resume to the director, and then we met to discuss my career goals.  The director then arranged several interviews and before I knew it, I had my opportunity to re-enter the law firm setting.

When searching for a paralegal position, contact your local bar associations to determine if they have a legal placement service.  If no official service is available through the bar association, make your availability and background known to the Bar officers by sending your resume with a letter. You never know when they might have the inside scoop on a new position opening.

Network, network, network!!!

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