Do you desire a challenging job that may lead to becoming a lawyer? Paralegals help law firms prepare for trails, write contracts, and create legal documents, and are an integral part of a firm’s operations:
Here are some great lessons from the video:
- Since their creation in the 1960’s, paralegals have taken on much of the lawyers’ work.
- They do almost everything attorneys do, except appear in court, set legal fees or give legal advice.
- Paralegals use law libraries or computers to compile the information lawyers need to prepare for trials.
- They may draw up contracts and affidavits and write reports to help attorneys decide how to proceed in a case.
- Formal training is not always required, but many paralegal programs exist. Some firms offer on the job training.
- If you pass the paralegal exam, you’ll become a certified legal assistant, and earn the initials C.L.A. after your name.
- This job is also an excellent way to prepare to become a lawyer.
Paralegals help keep firms’ costs low while providing reliable legal services, making them a valuable part of a firms legal team. If you’d like to learn more, visit the Paralegal Job Description section of our site.