Monday, March 19, 2007

Doors Often Closed for Ex-Cons

In Florida, Christopher Bowers has tried to get a job as a paralegal, armed with his degree from Blackstone School of Law. (a correspondence course). Bowers also has a criminal record, making it difficult for him to find a job as a paralegal. He was conficted of armed robbery in 1995 and spent 10 years in prison, where the got his paralegal certificate.

Perhaps, though, he chose the wrong career. It's very hard to hire someone with a criminal record as a paralegal. Paralegals deal with a lot of confidential data and need to have a high level of ethics. While Bowers could be reformed, it's still a stretch for an employer to take a chance on him.

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