A paralegal job contains many responsibilities for helping lawyers and attorneys. Some paralegal responsibilities will include:
· Preparing lawyers for closings, hearings and trials
· Preparing lawyers for corporate meetings
· Investigate facts of cases
· Identify which laws, previous judicial decisions, and legal articles pertain to the specific case
· Analyze data
· Organize information and findings
· Help prepare legal arguments
· Help prepare draft pleadings
· Obtain affidavits
· Keep organized files
· Help draft contracts, agreements, trust, mortgages and wills.
Paralegal duties and responsibilities can vary depending on the individual’s education and experience. The overarching and main responsibility of a paralegal job is to keep the lawyer organized and prepared for court. Paralegals are a vital asset to a law firm since they keep the law firm properly functioning in an organized and efficient manner. A paralegal must stay up to date on all legal issues and changes in governmental policies so that court cases are effectively prepared for.