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paralegal studies

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 and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

Where You Could Go

Paralegals can be found in a variety of organizations with duties varying by employer. Paralegals are most commonly found in law firms, corporate legal departments, and various government offices (including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Company and the U.S. Department of Treasury and Defense, who are the largest employers of paralegals). They work in many law arenas, including litigation, real estate, corporate and family law.

NC State offers both an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal studies and the Associate of Arts in Paralegal for those students who want to continue for a bachelor’s degree.

What You Could Do

Some of the most common tasks assumed by Paralegals include:

  • Preparing for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings
  • Interviewing witnesses/clients
  • Performing legal research
  • Assisting with trial and appeals preparation
  • Drafting appellate briefs
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Potential Job Titles
  • Paralegal

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PLEASE NOTE:

*UPL Statement (Unauthorized Practice of Law):
Paralegals and other non-lawyers may not practice law or provide any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation to a consumer about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms, or strategies. Furthermore, paralegals and other nonlawyers shall not hold themselves out to the public to be a lawyer, expert, or give the impression in any way that they are authorized to practice law. Paralegals and nonlawyers may work under the direction of a lawyer in the preparation, research, and writings of a case including, but not limited to, interviewing clients.

 

 

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