Paralegals are trained to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Paralegals can't give legal advice. They can't represent clients in court, establish legal fees, or sign documents that will be filed with the court. (

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Work Environment

They might work for law firms, corporations, the government, or in other practice environments, but always under the supervision of a lawyer. The vast majority of their work is performed in offices, but paralegals can occasionally be called upon to attend court proceedings with their attorney employers, or to travel for other reasons, such as to file documents or gather information.

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Associated Disciplines

Paralegal studies, Secretarial Studies