Paralegal's Role - Capital University Law School

Paralegal's Role

  • The paralegal fills many roles on a legal team, in a corporation or as part of a government agency. This profession is broadly defined and encompasses a myriad of responsibilities in the legal community, business world, and elsewhere.

    “A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.”
    Definition of “Legal Assistant/Paralegal” 
    American Bar Association (1997).   
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    Abundant opportunities exist for our students and graduates. The Paralegal Program at Capital prepares you to realize more and work under the direct supervision of an attorney. Successful completion of the Paralegal Program does not, however, prepare you to offer legal advice, provide legal services directly to the general public or to engage in the practice of law.