A paralegal is someone who is qualified by education, training or work experience to perform specific and substantive legal work under the direction and supervision of an attorney. Quite simply, paralegals are special assistants to attorneys.
The American Bar Association (ABA) defines a paralegal as “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.”
Below you will find links to paralegal requirements for the District of Columbia and all 50 states. Additionally, you will find links to articles you should review.
How to Become a Paralegal
Paralegal Job Description
Types of Paralegals
How Much Do Paralegals Make?
Paralegal vs. Legal Assistant
ABA Approved Paralegal Programs
Paralegals: Certified vs. Certificated