The paralegal can also schedule the witnesses for deposition and trial and maintain contact with them throughout the case. Depending on the extent of your in-house library and your access to computers, hospitals, universities, and other facilities, paralegals can also save a lawyer untold hours locating and obtaining research materials about the medical, engineering, or other technical aspects of your case. (Kelly, 1996) When it comes to depositions a paralegal can retrieve important documents while the lawyer is
The ability to sort, index, categorize, order, manipulate, and organize all of the lawyers case files will be a fundamental skill. Paralegals are rarely assigned to a single case so being able to multitask will be a great skill. Teamwork is integral to paralegal practice; paralegals work under the supervision of the lawyer and are part of a large team. With all that the paralegal will be responsible for, a great need for attention to detail will be
Paralegal Today Magazine Analysis When picking up Paralegal Today, the first thing a paralegal notices is that the cover has women in business suits and briefcases. Every aspect of Paralegal Today, from the advertisements to the pictures, and article titles, are all directed to paralegals. Paralegal Today helps paralegals whose main concern is having or attaining a job in the paralegal field. The cover also highlights many of the stories Paralegal Today explores. Some of the stories are beneficial to paralegals for landing jobs, while others are more about technology and how it is used in the legal assisting field.
For example, legal administrative assistant are the face and voice of a company so they have to deliver excellent client service via the telephone, and in person. Legal assistants are also responsible for setting up appointments between lawyers and clients so having that skill is a must. To work in the legal field it is a must to have strong organizational skills and pay close attention to detail regardless of your position. Lawyers work on many different cases at once so the legal assistant needs to know how to management multiple assignments at once.
Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology Psych 545/Survey of Professional Psychology August 19, 2011 Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology Professional psychology has several areas safeguarded, and influenced by legal aspects. Legal aspects aid in keeping professional psychologist honest and on an even plane; they also aid in providing each client the courtesy, respect, safety, and wellbeing, which he or she deserves and expects when entering a professional relationship with a highly competent authorized professional. In this paper the subject is to explore the legal aspects of professional psychology and the individuals who are affected by them. The legal issues relating to informed consent and refusal will be analyzed. Evaluation of the legal issues that are associated with assessments, testing, and diagnosis in professional psychology will be discussed.
Also, as part of a contract of employment, employees have a legal responsibility to fulfil, including the need to apply professional boundaries in order to work within professional limitations and meet the required performance of the job. Outcome 3 – Be able to work in partnership with others 1. Working in partnership with others enables you to perform tasks that would be impossible on your own, such as hoisting a service user or performing checks on medication. Colleagues are not the only
The American Bar Association The impact of today’s resources is vital to one’s occupations and the learning that is involved with it becomes the leading starting point of any major career. When leading in a career path that does not limit itself to legal research and findings, the profession of an attorney is commonly known for its hard work and large information data bases. The leading source of information for any legal student would be the American Bar Association, which accommodates the student with their every day needs and research as well as in the work field. The American Bar Association is set up in different categories of needs and wants depending on what the researcher is hoping to find. Not only does it describe a variety of issues, but also it establishes different points on different aspects of the government which have changed in the past 20 years.
| Working as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant | Nickenha AshleyEverest University OnlineSeptember 14, 2012 | | | | | A career in paralegal studies is a prestigious, professional adventure and offers a wonderful opportunity while enhancing one’s knowledge of the law and provides for challenge, growth and advancement and proves to be just as important as that of an attorney. Being a paralegal is a very skilled and interesting career. Most people assume that a paralegal is another secretary who works in a law office; this is a huge misconception paralegals face each day. A paralegal is also known as a legal assistant, because they assist attorneys and work hand in hand with them (Bureau of labor, 2012-13). A paralegal can assist
From my personal experiences with lawyers, I have very high expectations when walking into a lawyer’s office. An individual’s office should be maintained, highly organized, and have very friendly staff. The person who greats the clients before the lawyer is a personal reflection of the lawyer himself and the law firm. For instance, if one was to call a firm and be disappointed in how they were greeted and spoken too, it is unlikely that one would think highly of the firm and the lawyers within it. Another point from the article was “let me know how much you care.” For myself, I feel this to be one of the most important tools a lawyer can have.
Balance in the Administration of Justice and Security Integrative Paper AJS/552 October 28, 2013 Michele Bradford Balance in the Administration of Justice and Security Justice and security are Issues Concerning the Legal Environment There is an abundance of issues concerning the legal environment of the justice and administration and how it operates. It is very imperative to understand the duties of a security or legal administrator. A security or legal administrator is an individual who fulfills an office management position or a non-attorney position and is liable for total routine operations. He or she is liable for safeguarding the distribution of services by overseeing his or her employees and recognizing and creating business