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Paralegal Studies

Aspects of the Field

  1. Paralegals should be knowledgeable of a wide range of law-related activities that stress legal principles and procedures.

  2. Paralegals should be skilled in the following areas: substantive aspects of the law; investigations; research; and the drafting of various documents, including contracts, wills, deeds, and other legal forms.

  3. Paralegals must be able to represent their law offices to the public in a professional manner and be able to work with clients in respectful and supportive ways.

  4. In addition to having knowledge of, and skills in, the craft of being a legal assistant, paralegals should have knowledge of the contexts of the law and of the ethical responsibilities of the legal profession.

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