paralegal

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par·a·le·gal

 (păr′ə-lē′gəl)
n.
A person who assists a lawyer in the performance of various legal tasks and activities associated with the representation of clients.
adj.
Of or relating to the tasks performed by a paralegal.

paralegal

(ˌpærəˈliːɡəl)
n
(Law) a person trained to undertake legal work but not qualified as a professional solicitor or barrister
adj
(Law) of or designating such a person

par•a•le•gal

(ˌpær əˈli gəl)

n.
1. an attorney's assistant trained to perform certain legal tasks but not licensed to practice law.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to paralegals.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paralegal - a person with specialized training who assists lawyersparalegal - a person with specialized training who assists lawyers
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
paraprofessional - a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
Translations

paralegal

[ˌpærəˈliːgəl]
A. Nayudante mf de abogado
B. ADJque trabaja como ayudante de abogado

paralegal

[ˌpærəˈliːgəl] n (US)technicien(ne) m/f juridique

paralegal

(esp US)
nRechtsassistent(in) m(f)
adj paralegal assistantRechtsassistent(in) m(f); paralegal secretarySekretär(in) und Rechtsassistent(in) m(f)
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Paralegals carry out a range of legal work and though they aren't fully qualified solicitors, they undertake a lot of work solicitors do.
Paralegals carry out a range of legal work and though they aren't a fully qualified solicitor, they undertake a lot of work solicitors do.
Annually honoring an exceptional paralegal with an incomparable level of performance is one of our many goals as a professional organization for paralegals," said Marisa Green, chair of CFPA's board of directors.
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