LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||06/MAI/2006 1:33 PM|
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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