A paralegal is a person who works in the legal profession assisting lawyers in the practice of law. Paralegals help lawyers in all aspects of the practice of law, including meeting clients, drafting paperwork, and researching matters. A Paralegal does not need a college degree. More information about the paralegal profession can be obtained from the following local and national associations of paralegals and legal assistants:
- The American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc. is an association dedicated to advancing the paralegal profession by focusing on the individual paralegal.
- The National Capital Area Paralegal Association
- The National Paralegal Association
- The National Federation of Paralegal Associations
- The National Association of Legal Assistants
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Description for Paralegal and Legal Assistants
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