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  • Group E Productions Presents

  • Legal ED : Paralegals & the Profession

    * A History of the Profession*An Overview of the Profession*What to expect as a Paralegal*Educational Groups for Paralegals

  • History of Paralegals

    *Relatively new field*Began in 1960s*Established itself in 1970s


    * Considerable Growth through 2008

    * Provides job security

  • Paralegals Niche in Law Firm* Research the law* Draft court papers* Track files & keep ready for attorney* Investigate facts of the case

  • Tasks Not Performed By The Paralegal * Give Legal Advice* Deciding what to charge* Present cases in court

  • Critical Skills* Computer knowledge* Organization* Confidentiality* Communication Skills

  • Other Avenues for Paralegals* Corporate legal departments* Banks* Trust, Title, Loan Companies* Government Offices* Free Lance

  • Associations for Paralegals

  • *ABA American Bar Association*NALA National Association of Legal Assistance*NFPA National Federation of Paralegal Association*AAFPA The American Association for Paralegal Education*The Arkansas Association of Legal Assistants

  • Consider an Education with Options Consider a Career as a Paralegal