WHAT DOES A PARALEGAL DO?

The tasks performed by paralegals vary by attorney, offices, and the specialized area of law in which you work. It is highly probable your duties will include all or some of the below, with variations, depending on the situation. Under California Business & Professions Code § 6450(a), tasks performed by a paralegal include, but are not limited to:

Case planning, development, and management; legal research; interviewing clients; fact gathering and retrieving information; drafting and analyzing legal documents; collecting, compiling, and utilizing technical information to make an independent decision and recommendation to the supervising attorney; and representing clients before a state or federal administrative agency if that representation is permitted by statute, court rule, or administrative rule or regulation.

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