Can someone explain in detail the difference between paralegals, legal assistants, and legal secretaries?
What are the differences/similarities of the jobs: paralegal, legal secretary, and legal assistant?
Asked By: Jaster Rogue - 1/30/2009
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In the United States, the terms paralegal and legal assistant are, for the most part, interchangeable in the law community although legal assistant is somewhat of an antiquated term and I have not seen anyone hold themselves out as a legal assistant on the resumes I have reviewed over the past half decade... More
Answered By: Charis P - 2/3/2009
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Usually Paralegals have training in the field, and sometimes even a certificate. Their role is a lot like a lawyer's role in the sense of writing briefs, researching, writing memos, etc. They know a lot about the law, but they don't have a license to practice, so they can't sign any legal documents like lawyers can... More
Answered By: Mali B - 1/31/2009
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