You can look at the bar rules for the state of Texas to determine the requirements of becoming a paralegal in Texas. I am afraid that your biggest problem is not necessarily becoming a paralegal. The question that needs to be asked is whether an attorney will hire a paralegal, who has a felony on his or her record. This I cannot answer for you. Only the potential employer can answer this question for you. I have attached a link for the requirements to become a paralegal in Texas.
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I'll join Ms. Lyne's comments. You may want to begin this endeavor with an attorney in mind. One who knows your record and is willing to employ you upon certification.
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