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About Being a Paralegal

A paralegal is qualified by education, training, or work experience to work for a law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other organizations such as insurance companies, real estate and title insurance firms and banks, performing specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals are also referred to as Legal Assistants in some legal settings.

Except as specifically authorized by the Supreme Court of Arizona, a person may not practice law within Arizona unless they have been admitted to the State Bar of Arizona.

Under the supervision of a lawyer, a paralegal may analyze legal issues; investigate and evaluate facts; prepare pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda, and other documents; interview clients; assist in case management; and perform other duties to assist the lawyer in the delivery of legal services to clients.

Except as specifically authorized by the Supreme Court of Arizona, a person may not practice law within Arizona unless they have been admitted to the State Bar of Arizona.