Re: BCOM 2050, Introduction to Law for Paralegals For the business report required for the course you will find the work plan to help complete the project below: Statement of the Purpose Introduction to Law for Paralegals The purpose of this plan is to assist with the exploration of careers within the Law Industry of Paralegals. The report will look at the options of becoming: 1) Family Law Paralegal 2) Criminal Defense Paralegal 3) Government Paralegal This report will look at: • Job or Industry Outlook/Comparison (Paralegal/ Introduction to Law for Paralegals) • Degrees and Certifications needed • Salaries, and • Potential challenges facing each Job or Industry The conclusion of this report will help to determine if pursuing any of these careers will be worth the time, money, and effort invested. As well as determine the best path of each career. Purpose and Scope of Work The purpose of this report is to explore career opportunities within the Paralegal industry to see which career would have the best return on the investment of time, money, and education. And to establish a backup plan if one or more careers does not work out. The scope of research for this will primarily be based in the United States of America. Sources and Methods of Data Collection Information and data will be gathered through various sources: 1. Primary research via an Interview (done by email, phone, or in person) **primary research is research you yourself will conduct in the form of one of the below. Your choice which you would like to do. 2. Secondary Research via the: a. Library b. Verified Internet Sources including but not limited to the following examples: i. Bureau of Labor and Statistics ii. ProQuest database iii. World Bank Group iv. ONET.org v. Investopedia.com c. Investopedia and Bureau of Labor and Statistics **secondary research is research already done by someone else that you will cite in your paper. Preliminary Outline (your outline will help guide your research and create your table of contents for the report) The preliminary outline for this research follows: 1) Introduction to Law/Paralegal Industry a. Career options b. What I am looking to get into and why (your story) c. Sources and methods of primary and secondary data collection d. Report Organization (what can the reader expect from the report when reading) 2) Family Law Paralegal a. Degree(s) needed for job b. Certifications needed or helpful c. Job outlook d. Salary e. Challenges facing job 3) Criminal Defense Paralegal a. Degree(s) needed for job b. Certifications needed or helpful c. Job Outlook d. Salary e. Challenges facing job 4) Government Paralegal Research in this section will include: a. Degree(s) needed for job b. Certifications needed or helpful c. Job Outlook d. Salary e. Challenges facing job 5) Conclusion of which job is most appealing to me based on my research findings. Will not introduce new data, only provide conclusion and next steps. Task Assignments and Schedule In order to complete the report within the assigned time, the follow tasks will be scheduled to complete within a timely matter and checked off when finished: • Work plan to be completed by September 4,2022 Primary Research: Interview Questions for Paralegal 1. What type of degree do you think is needed to become a Paralegal? Why? 2. Where should I go to school for this degree? Why? 3. Are there any certifications/training that I should consider? 4. Are there any certifications that are required for Paralegal? 5. Where do you see the job opportunities for a Paralegal over the next five years? (Industries or job titles) 6. In your opinion, what are the advantages/disadvantages of working as a Paralegal? 7. What are the three qualities a paralegal should have? 8. What should I be doing right now to enhance my skills to get a job becoming a paralegal? 9. ** Based on 100 percent being the total, what are the main tasks and associated percentage you are involved with on a daily basis. A minimum of three quadrants are required for the graph. ** Required question 10. What method of dictation would you utilize most as a paralegal?