Careers as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant
The American Bar Association defines a paralegal, or legal assistant, as "a person . . . who is employed . . . 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." Teens learn that a paralegal can specialize in distinct fields, including corporate law, criminal law, and environmental law. They investigate this faced-paced career, and understand the facets of the legal services industry. Besides outlining education requirements and training programs, this accessible volume covers professional responsibilities, ethic codes, kinds of employers, job searches, resume building, and work environments.