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Paralegal – to Specialize or Not to Specialize?

On the job market, which changes quickly, the question of specialization arises, in the field of law among others, and especially for the paralegal profession. Is this position more easily accessible by being specialized? Training in legal techniques required to become a paralegal normally provides all the tools necessary to practise this profession. A paralegal […]

Job advice

How to Develop your Analytical Mind?

One of the qualities of a legal technician is knowing how to analyze and summarize information. There are several techniques for quickly developing this skill. Here they are. Before thinking about improving your analytical capabilities, Organizational Guidance Counsellor Mathieu Guénette, author of the website, invites legal technicians – or anyone else who wants to […]


A Paralegal Working on Their Own – How Does It Work?

After working in large law firms, some paralegals go out on their own. How do they make this leap successfully? Geneviève Forget is a senior paralegal with a solid track record, but she does not work for any law firm, either large or small. Two years ago, she decided instead to start her own business, […]


Should there be a professional order for paralegals?

Some paralegals want to be governed by a professional order. Advantages, disadvantages and positions of the various stakeholders. The Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP) did not take the initiative to obtain a professional order on a whim. The decision was made after two positive consultations with its members. The application is currently being studied by […]

Company life

Due Diligence – the Role of the Paralegal

Due diligence is a crucial step in any business acquisition process. What is the paralegal’s role when it comes time to carry out this exercise? Due diligence is a very important phase when buying a business. It is the opportunity to verify the future acquisition’s state of health and thus avoid being confronted with unpleasant […]

Career management

Paralegals – Paid More Downtown Than in the Suburbs

Legal technicians are sought-after employees, but they are not all paid equitably depending on whether they work in a big city or outside major centres. This is what is discovered from a salary table published at the end of 2017. Drawn up by the Novea recruitment agency and covering the Greater Montreal area, the salary […]


Jurists Dissatisfied with Work – Why?

A recent survey shows that within the state apparatus, two jurists out of three are dissatisfied at work and that if they could they would resign. Focus on a major issue. The survey conducted by the Association des notaires et avocats du Québec (ANEQ) in February 2018 shows a certain mood of gloom, a few […]

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Becoming a Paralegal in Real Estate Law – What Skills Are Sought?

Holding a certificate in law, or a college diploma in legal techniques, the paralegal assists his or her notary and lawyer colleagues. There is a need for them in real estate law. What skills do you need for a career in this speciality? Know how to analyze Becoming a paralegal in real estate law requires […]

Company life

Tips to Establish Trust Between a Lawyer and a Paralegal

Trust between a lawyer and a paralegal is crucial and contributes to a good working environment. Here are some behaviours to establish this culture of trust. According to Marc-André De Sève, president of the Canadian Association of Paralegals, correcting typos in a document or bringing coffee is not how a paralegal builds a bond of […]

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The Art and Method of Taking Notes Effectively

Taking notes effectively is an activity that is not easy. It demands method, practice and speed. Here are some tips to master this exercise.  Understanding this exercise. Without methods, our reflex is to want to write down everything we hear. “People do not measure the difficulty of taking notes effectively,” says Isabelle Riverin, Training Manager […]

Pay and benefits

Arguments For Negotiating a Better Salary

Paralegals living in the city can be paid twice as much as those working in the suburbs. Is threatening to go into exile in the city a good strategy to negotiate your salary? The president and founder of the Novea legal recruitment firm, Marie-Ève Altur, is not so sure. In fact, according to a salary […]

Jobs search

7 Awesome Job Search Resolutions for 2018

Whether you have been seeking a new job for several months or whether changing company is part of your good resolutions for 2018, you will have to take some initiatives to find an offer that suits you and convinces employers. Here are 7 awesome job search resolutions for 2018. 1. I will review my CV Whether […] network