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View Poll Results: are you taking paralegal studies just to help your LO?
yes 5 13.16%
no 16 42.11%
i have thought about it 13 34.21%
i want to 4 10.53%
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:05 PM
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Default Am I the only one taking a paralegal course just to help my love?

i am feeling like maybe i am a bit crazy, so i decided to ask if i am the only one
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I have put some much thought into. I've never thought about changing my major to criminal justice but i'm so close to finishing my child development degree
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:24 PM
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i originally thought about criminal justice, then i decided to go for paralegal studies because it has more to do with courts, laws, things like that. i am considering doing criminal justice afterwards. I do online it is cheaper and it's at your own pace and does not interfere with what (if anything) you are currently studying.
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I got my paralegal degree before my son got into trouble. At first, I worked for one of the judges in an appellate court, now I work for the public defenders office in post-conviction. I can't help my son, but I am helping others so that's important to me as well.

Having a BS in paralegal studies, I tried to get a Masters in criminal justice, mostly just to have a masters. I'll be honest, if you have someone inside, you will probably not like the CJ courses. Most are for law enforcement and tended to really p!ss me off! I quit a little more than halfway through.
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thank you for the advice!
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it made me want to take criminal justice ..i got more interested once my life became all about prisons/courts
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No, you're not the only one. Ever seen the movie Conviction?
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i am feeling like maybe i am a bit crazy, so i decided to ask if i am the only one
actually i think it's an awesome idea i had been doing some searching on the internet about some things but i never thought about the legal classes route.now that i read your post i would like to do that to. that's a great plan cause not only can you hopefully help your man but you get a professional career as well. a win win situation
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I am getting a degree in Paralegal/Legal Assistant, but not to help my man. I am doing it because I am interested in it, due to him being incarcerated and my son is also on his way to prison, so with all the criminal circumstances, I became interested in this degree. I was taking Medical Office Management classes and took a class in Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicine and made an "A" in the class and it also made me interested in Paralegal career.
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I, too, am pursuing a AAS degree in Paralegal Technology Studies. I have finished my prerequisite and program classes except a math class. I will take the math class in the fall. I am currently waiting for my certification. I will receive my diploma when I complete the math class to graduate. I can say I have done quite well with the program. I achieved the Deans list for 3 semesters. I have learned alot, and I have come close to losing my sanity as the program is intense.
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I was a cj major before him and when this degree is done the only class I see myself taking for him is business law because he wants to go into business and I have and will push him to college for more business management stuff even if its a two year degree. I feel if you are going to go to school for someone it should before yourself.
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Surgeons don't operate on their family. Very often we see folks get involved in something that touches their lives - a family member w/cancer moves one to start a foundation, fat guy conquers weight and becomes fitness instructor so on and so forth. It can work for some in may ways but not so much for others. I applaud anyone getting a degree regardless of what they choose, the economy is such that it has become more necessary than in the past. I went for multiple degrees in business, just makes sense for me because if he's not in need of attorneys I have the tools to develop funds and if he does well I can hire those with that particular calling to do what they do.
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