from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a person with specialized training who assists an attorney.
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- n. 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.
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- n. a person with specialized training who assists lawyers
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It could be as simple as requiring that anyone using or given the title paralegal meet the education and testing requirements of the program.
“Yes, and that is why I called 1-800-Dial-A-Will, where phone operators with mail-in paralegal diplomas were waiting to take my call”) suddenly seem like profound cinéma vérité.
I'd told him the night before to call a paralegal and have the paperwork signed and ready to go, and he'd promised me he would.
I believe you're a paralegal, which is a called a law clerk in Canada.
Another was being called a paralegal instead of a secretary.
Melodee called paralegal Candis Juckette over to take a look at the latest.
The paralegal was a philosophy major, according to her Facebook page.
I'm not sure if it's a kind of paralegal, or just a friendly gal...
Anyway, I pointed out to the self-anointed "election integrity advocate" who also claims to be a "paralegal" that the basic rule of statutory or constitutional construction is that the law should be followed in a way which gives all provisions full force and effect if possible.
Community colleges do a considerable amount of vocational training, through courses that lead to certifications for positions such as paralegal, medical-office clerk or computer-network technician.