What do paralegals really do and how might they fit into the legal services industry in future?
1. The term ‘paralegal’ for many conjures up images of young people spending most of their time sifting through and filtering huge swathes of documents as part of a disclosure / investigatory process. Is this what most paralegals do?
No. Absolutely not! For sure, there may be some law firms that employ paralegals to do this type of work but it is not a realistic portrayal of what paralegals do. For example, some paralegals working in solicitors’ offices have their own clients and are fee earners, interviewing and attending court.
Read Amanda Hamilton's interview discussing the future of paralegals within the Legal Sector in Legal Project Management