Paralegal Services

Paralegal Services

“Behind every great attorney is an extraordinary paralegal”. It’s not just a quaint adage. It’s a truth.

Even the most humble law office is practically drowning in paperwork, e-mails that need to be returned, records that need to be updated and organized, and that’s not even to mention keeping up with latest industry news and legal cases, that allows a great attorney to stay on top.

None of this would be possible without the help of a good paralegal.

What Is A Paralegal?

If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of working with a paralegal, they can represent considerable authority in specific sorts of law, for example, criminal, corporate, immigration and crew. Otherwise called lawful colleagues, paralegals’ inclusion in cases relies upon their boss’s watchfulness, but can work with a great deal of autonomy, at the same time.

Paralegals spend the majority of their time at work engaged in:

  • Case management: Coordinating every aspect of a case and making sure that appropriate steps are taken in a timely manner
  • Handling correspondence.
  • Putting deadlines on the calendar: Paralegals calculate deadlines for lawyers and file documents when necessary.
  • Automating systems and using computerized support to help prepare for legal defense.
  • Creating pleadings, writing out document discoveries and responses.
  • Contacting and conferencing with clients.
  • Analyzing and summarizing documents.
  • Fact checking.
  • Performing legal research.
  • Attending to office matters

Some of paralegals’ main duties include

  • Case planning, development, and management;
  • Legal research, fact gathering and information retrieval both via traditional systems such as libraries and computer-based research
  • Interview clients and maintain contact with them, under the attorney’s supervision
  • Draft and analyze legal documents including pleadings, discovery requests and responses
  • Draft and sign legal correspondence that is informative in nature but that does not include legal opinion or advice
  • Prepare for and assist at trial
  • Represent clients before a state or federal administrative agency if permitted by law
  • Find and take deposition from witnesses
  • Paralegals also create summaries of documents and proceedings including the depositions, interrogations and testimony
  • Paralegals attend legal functions such as will executions, real estate closings, court or administrative hearings, depositions, as well as attending the trial with the attorney.

Some areas where paralegal’s services can be particularly useful are:

Legal Research And Presentation

Assisting attorneys in trial preparation is the most vital role of a paralegal. A large part of this consists of conducting legal research and gathering pertinent information to the case. Often, paralegals also are involved in preparing presentations for the client.

Client Interviews

Lengthy elaborate cases can involve hundreds of hours of interviews. While a paralegal usually does not conduct the initial client interview, they are present while it’s happening, meaning they are prepared to conduct follow-up interviews.

Drafting Legal Documents

Drafting legal documents is one of the most important – and time consuming – aspects of a paralegal’s job. This can include drafting correspondence and pleadings, such as subpoenas, complaints, interrogations, deposition notices, pretrial orders, and legal briefs with various parties.

Sidago Paralegal Services:

Sidago Paralegal Team permits law offices and organizations to enhance profitability, expand assets, and control costs. We  recruit the best full-time expert law staff, at the top of their field. We provide services of our paralegal experts to transform an extensive variety of authoritative reports and court frames. To learn more about our services, please feel free to contact us.