Employed in the legal profession, court and tribunal agents, also referred to as paralegals, typically as assistants to a lawyer, or related legal professional, most often representing clients appearing before specific and/or specialized courts and administrative tribunals. Paralegals also often assist lawyers in the daily operations of the legal profession such as managing cases, preparing legal documents, maintaining records and files, and researching and analyzing.
A paralegal, often referred to as a legal assistant, 'is a person qualified by education, who is employed by a lawyer, corporation, governmental agency and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work, for which a lawyer is responsible. For example, paralegals assist 'in trial preparation,' draft 'pleadings, wills, probate, intellectual property, conveyance and corporate documents,' interview 'clients and witnesses,' and manage and maintain files.
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