In the Press | Paralegals: what they do now and might be doing in future.

News
Amanda Hamilton, CEO of National Association of Licensed Paralegals
Amanda Hamilton

 

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

Share
Amanda Hamilton, CEO of National Association of Licensed Paralegals
Amanda Hamilton

Other news

Webinar, Members Only

NALP webinar: Business Continuity (video)

Business Continuity is looking at how a business will cope in the event that something goes terribly wrong. This webinar goes through just how important business continuity is, particularly to...read more.

Articles

What is the true impact of the virtual eradication of legal aid?

In April 2013 The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force. This statute introduced funding cuts to legal aid, resulting in fewer consumers of...read more.

Webinar, Members Only

How to achieve a more effective work life balance (video)

NALP webinar – How to achieve a more effective work life balance Join us for a 30 minute discussion around the importance of a good work life balance and what...read more.

News

Biggest ever National Paralegal Day celebrations took place 8th Nov at the House of Commons

The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) hosted the biggest ever National Paralegal Day celebrations at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday 8th November 2023. The Jubilee Room...read more.

Webinar

Prejudice, discrimination & the law (video)

NALP webinar – What does the law say & does it support (or not) the victim? The latest webinar from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals looks at this tricky...read more.