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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who assists a lawyer in the performance of various legal tasks and activities associated with the representation of clients.
  • adjective Of or relating to the tasks performed by a paralegal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law One who assists a lawyer in their routine work but who is without the qualified status of a solicitor or barrister (England and Wales), attorney (U.S.), or advocate; known more commonly in the U.S. as a legal assistant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person with specialized training who assists lawyers

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