Bachelor and Associate Degrees Available
Lawyers assume ultimate responsibility for their work, but they often delegate many important preparatory tasks to paralegals. Paralegals and legal assistants continue to assume a growing range of tasks in legal offices and perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. For example, paralegals help lawyers prepare for trials, closings, hearings, and corporate functions.
The paralegals identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, and legal articles that are relevant to assigned cases. Paralegals may prepare legal arguments, draft pleadings, motions to be filed, and assist attorneys during trials. They are responsible for the organization and maintenance of important legal files and documents. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
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