I am planning on taking the bar this February.

Some LLM graduates I know stayed in the US and are currently associate in law firms. They said they did some paralegal work before taking the bar and becoming associates.

I was wondering if they did paralegal during their OPT.

I graduated in 2009, interned for an NGO during my OPT and I am now on F1 again. I applied to another LLM program.

I still did not (could not) take the bar. I was applying for paralegal positions, until some told me paralegals do not qualify for an H1b. Is this true?