Does an Attorney have more freedom to move around than a paralegal?
Helping someone who is currently working as Paralegal. She says that job entails too much sitting at desk and that it is aggravating a back condtion. So she wants to go to law school to be an attorney and says that work as an attorney allows for more ability to move around as needed and does not involve as much prolonged sitting. Is this correct?
Asked By: dsjnix - 5/12/2009
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Not really. All attorneys spend a significant amount of time drafting legal documents which still entails sitting at a desk for hours at a time. Even if she becomes a litigator, for the most part, she has to remain seated when the other side is presenting its case and examining and cross examining witnesses. If she... More
Answered By: Charis P - 5/12/2009
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That is true for the most part. I work in a law firm and the assistants and paralegals pretty much have to stay at their desk all day. The attorneys get to attend hearings, depositions, inspections, trials, meetings which all can be local or out of state even. If they need to leave to pick their kids (or play golf... More
Answered By: plasma71104 - 5/12/2009
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