The Paralegal Profession - The Work, The Rewards

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David Alan Carter / All Rights Reserved

Here's the dirty little secret: while lawyers are ultimately accountable for legal services, they routinely delegate much of the day-to-day work to paralegals. Indeed, the paralegal - or legal assistant - is taking on an ever widening range of tasks in law firms, corporate offices and government agencies. What kind of tasks? Helping lawyers prepare for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Drafting contracts. Assisting with trust funds and estate planning. Maintaining office financial records and supervising other office staff. And for good pay. Let's explore.

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