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What It's Like To Be a Paralegal

published July 31, 2013

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The paralegal profession is quite new. Its formal establishment as a profession can be traced back to the War on Poverty in the 1960s. At that time, individuals were hired by the government to assist lawyers in making legal services available to the poor. Because this was so successful, law firms and corporations soon began to use paralegals to handle routine legal duties previously handled by lawyers.
 
What It's Like To Be a Paralegal

Being a paralegal is kind of like being a lawyer, for you will perform many of the same tasks. There are things, however, that you can't do, like give legal advice or present cases in court. All your legal work will be done under the direct supervision of lawyers unless you happen to work for a governmental agency where you are given the authority by law to handle certain legal responsibilities. During the workday, much of your time will be spent on a computer as software packages and on-line legal research are increasingly being used to search legal literature.

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Paralegals generally do the background work for lawyers. Those who work in small or medium-sized firms perform a variety of duties, while those in large firms, corporations, and government agencies tend to specialize in one aspect of the law.

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