Criminal Law and Procedure Careers Are Growing

Criminal law and procedure careers are particularly popular among paralegals. Formally trained paralegals with a criminal law and procedure specialization have a clear advantage in the job market and can look forward to advancement for years ahead. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 17% growth in paralegal and legal assistant careers through 2024.

Criminal law and procedure careers may require you to conduct legal research, organize case information, write reports to assist lawyers at trial, draft legal correspondence and affidavits, help draft legal arguments, and help lawyers prepare for hearings and get ready for trials. Attractive positions are available in Law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies, particularly for those with professional training.

  • $48,810Median Pay
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants earn a median annual salary of $48,810, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants (May 4, 2016).