Also called: legal assistant, property assistant, contracts assistant.
Paralegals carry out research, prepare legal documents and give legal advice to clients.
What you’ll do:
You could work for many kinds of employer, including law firms, private companies, the not-for-profit-sector, local or central government, the police and the courts. You’ll usually specialise in one area of legal work.
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
•researching and preparing legal documents
•handling confidential information
•interviewing clients and witnesses
•giving clients legal information
•going to court
•handling a caseload of clients
•general office tasks
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