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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  06/MAI/2006 1:33 PM
Assunto:  Paralegal

A "paralegal" is someone who does the simpler work of an attorney, work that does not recall a law degree, a license, etc.  Most paralegals work for an attorney, helping with documents, interviewing witnesses, doing research, etc.  I knew a paralegal who owned his own business and specialized in wills.  He did quite well financially. 


The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and probably many other universities too, has a short course for paralegals.  As I recall, about ten classes are required for the certificate.  Compare that with the requirements for an attorney:  a four year university degree, a tough "vestibular" type exam, two-three years more of university classes in law ("law school"), and a "bar exam" (in California, there is a 50% pass/fail rate among all who take it).   It's not uncommon to find people who have taken the bar exam 4-5-6 times without passing it.  With a passing grade, they cannot practice law. 

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Paralegal  –  mano  06/MAI/2006, 11:16 AM
Paralegal  –  Rodolfo  06/MAI/2006, 12:12 PM
 Paralegal  –  Dale/RS  06/MAI/2006, 1:33 PM
With or without a passing grade?  –  Marcio Osorio  06/MAI/2006, 2:29 PM
With or without a passing grade?  –  Dale/RS  06/MAI/2006, 2:42 PM
Shingle = tabuleta  –  Marcio Osorio  06/MAI/2006, 2:56 PM
Paralegal  –  Percival  06/MAI/2006, 3:12 PM
Paralegal  –  Cejana  21/JUN/2006, 1:19 AM
Paralegal  –  cEJANA  21/JUN/2006, 1:25 AM

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