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What exactly is a Legal Assistant? And what education do you have to have?

I was wondering what education it required to become a legal assistant. And about how much do you earn a year. What exactly does a Legal Assistant do? I understand she/he fills out papers and stuff, but what type of papers and forms?

Asked By: Jayme - 6/17/2008
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Ooo I am a legal assistant... More
Answered By: skylar - 6/17/2008
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There is no specified education that you need to be a legal assitant, some firms will hire people without a degree and some prefer those with a bachelors degree. They will be more concerned with your experience, typing skills, proofreading skills, etc... More
Answered By: SaJo - 6/17/2008
 
"A legal assistant or paralegal is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible... More
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Answered By: V.T.V.RAM - 6/21/2008
 
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