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Posted by BobbiCT on 6/20/19 7:16am
Real estate attorneys already have paralegals handling the bulk of closings. An NSA who has paralegal skills may get a "job" with an attorney or work as an "independent paralegal."
CT does not allow "fee sharing" between attorneys and non-attorneys, so if not an employee again it's a fixed fee. The question: If things go south, the way the system works, the attorney's malpractice insurance would come into play over the use of a non-employee. Attorneys may not be concerned if the NSA is a long-time, worked with paralegal (residential real estate and estate administration are good existing examples). It will not be easy for someone who has only done "signings" to break into this legal field, particularly in a down market.
There are "residential real estate paralegal" job openings in CT, but not many. Many firms are looking for a paralegal who can do more; i.e., residential real estate alone is not enough.