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  1. 1. paralegal The Lawyer’s Assistant
  2. 2. History of Paralegals The paralegal profession initially developed in response to the need for a legal professional to fill a position somewhere between that of an attorney and that of a legal secretary, so that legal services could be provided to the public at lower cost. The need for greater access to legal services, which became a significant issue in the1960s, continues to propel developments in the legal arena, including the increased use of paralegals to make legal services more affordable.
  3. 3. Definition “A legal assistant or paralegal is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.” (Adopted by the ABA in 1997)
  4. 4. What Does A Paralegal Do?  Conduct client interviews and maintain general contact with the client, so long as the client is aware of the status and function of the legal assistant, and the legal assistant works under the supervision of the attorney.  Locate and interview witness.  Conduct investigations and statistical and documentary research.
  5. 5. What Does A Paralegal Do?(cont.)  Conduct legal research.  Draft legal documents, correspondence and pleadings.  Summarize depositions, interrogatories and testimony.  Attend executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, court or administrative hearings and trials with the attorney.
  6. 6. What Can A Paralegal Not Do?  Establish attorney-client relationships.  Set legal fees.  Give legal opinions or advice.  Represent a client before a court, unless authorized to do by the court.  Engage in, encourage, or contribute to any act which could constitute the unauthorized practice of law.
  7. 7. Where Do Paralegals Work?  Law Firms  Corporations and Other Business Organizations  Government  Legal Aid Offices  Freelance Paralegals
  8. 8. Paralegals Can Become?  Law Clerks  Title Examiners  Abstractors and Searchers  Claims Adjusters  Appraisers  Examiners and Investigators  Occupational Health  Safety Specialists and  Technicians
  9. 9. Paralegal Specialties  Litigation Assistance  Personal-Injury Law  Criminal Law  Corporate Law  Bankruptcy Law  Employment and Labor Law  Estate Planning and Probate Administration  Intellectual-Property Law  Environmental Law  Real-Estate Law  Family Law
  10. 10. Earnings Salaries depend on education, training, experience, type and size of employer, and geographic location of the job. In 2000 the average was $35,360. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of paralegals in 2000 were as follows:  Federal Government --------------------------------------------- $48,560  Legal Services ------------------------------------------------------ $34,230  Local Government ------------------------------------------------- $34,120  State Government ------------------------------------------------- $32,680
  11. 11. References The National Association of Legal Assistants. (2004). What is a Paralegal? http://www.nala. org/whatis.htm#Background Miller, Roger, L & Urisko, Mary, M. (2000). West’s Paralegal Today.

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