How difficult is it to get paralegal work with no experience?Watch
How hard is it to pick up paralegal work, preferably in those areas, given my circumstances? Is sending CV and a cover letter to solicitors speculatively likely to bear any fruit?
Thank you for replies.
Here is a useful website that is pertinent to your interest in immigration law especially:
But if you are intent on looking for any type of temp paralegal work right now, then this website could be of great use to you:
I managed to get paralegal work from when I worked at a phone shop - unknown to me, I was serving a senior partner of a law firm and luckily he asked me to send over my CV and I got a job with his firm. A fluke, probably, but I had a good degree from a good university, and literally zero work experience in law. I think it helps if you have a lot of non-legal work experience on your CV, especially if your previous jobs involved you dealing with customers face-to-face. All I had on my CV was that I had worked in a fast food restaurant for a year and a half, a pub for a few months, a clothes shop for a few months, and a phone shop for 6 months... so anything's possible.
So.. you could go about it that way, find an entry-level position and work your way up. Should definitely help considering your qualifications.
I had a few immigration cases come my way (although I didn't advise on them myself). Though generally the range of cases that come through are fairly wide. When I was searching, most paralegal roles seemed to be based in London, so there should be a good range of roles