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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On a day-to-day basis, paralegals research cases, prepare legal documents, assist in court and interview clients and witnesses among many other activities.
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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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Contract paralegals can assist with litigation preparation, covering employee absences, and overflow work.
While not all paralegals attend formal education and training programs before they enter the career field, Rochester and the surrounding metro areas offer several opportunities for formal education.
Although paralegals play an important role in Idaho law firms, their profession occupies a gray area in terms of education and certification.
But when we were trained to become paralegals, I realized there was a purpose for my being in jail.
NFPA is a non-profit professional organization representing more than 8,000 paralegals and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.