Paralegals are highly trained and experienced in law and the legal system. Although paralegals are not lawyers, they work under the close supervision of lawyers, and assist them in the delivery of legal services to the public.
For those trained as paralegals, many opportunities exist for employment in traditional private law firms, federal, state governmental agencies, law departments of corporations, banks, insurance companies and other businesses, such as title companies, mortgage companies, law libraries, law office managers, legal service/legal aid offices, legal clinics, law offices handling criminal defense or prosecution work, and law departments of special interest groups or associations.
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