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Paralegal Studies: Get Started ...

What does a Paralegal do?

 

Paralegals and legal assistants typically do the following:

  • Investigate and gather the facts of a case
  • Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles
  • Organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing systems
  • Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation
  • Write or summarize reports to help lawyers prepare for trials
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as contracts and mortgages
  • Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court
  • Help lawyers during trials by handling exhibits, taking notes, or reviewing trial transcripts
  • File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel
  • Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings, and depositions

Paralegals and Legal Assistants : Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2020, April 10). Retrieved June 29, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm

Introduction

 "the first duty of society is justice" - Alexander Hamilton

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  This Research Guide serves to assist Paralegal students in the process of successfully completing their program

The Changing Role of the Paralegal

Paralegal Salary

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