What does a Paralegal do?

A Paralegal plays a vital role in supporting Attorneys and corporate legal teams in the effective delivery of legal services. Paralegals assist Attorneys with their caseloads by preparing legal documents, conducting research, assisting with discovery, verifying information, coordinating depositions and interviews, and communicating with clients.

Paralegal Responsibilities

  • Prepare pleadings, motions, briefs, contracts, correspondence, affidavits, and other legal documents for Attorneys.
  • Organize and maintain case files and schedules, ensuring deadlines, filing dates, and meetings are tracked and met in a timely manner.
  • Meet with Attorneys, clients, and other invested parties to discuss case details.
  • Assist in discovery and trial preparation.
  • Perform extensive legal research regarding laws, regulations, legal precedents, and judicial decisions by employing available resources.
  • Communicate regularly with clients, ensuring they are kept abreast of upcoming deadlines, meetings, and case updates.
  • Assist Attorneys with special projects and administrative support as needed.

Paralegal Qualifications

  • Must have a Certificate in Paralegal Studies or educational equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.
  • At least two years of experience in a Paralegal role.
  • Investigative mind and strong research skills.
  • Working knowledge of legal software.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • High level of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

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