- an attorney's assistant, not admitted to the practice of law but trained to perform certain legal tasks.
- of or relating to a paralegal or paralegals: a paralegal career.
Origin of paralegal
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Examples from the Web for paralegal
Whatever the truth, Miller hardly seems to have shrugged it off when the partner married a paralegal who worked in their office.The Mystery Woman Who Tried to Outdo Dillinger
September 29, 2014
James Ferguson, 29, a design student and paralegal, who lives on 89th and 1st Avenue, is among them.Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn
September 2, 2014
Among the others are massage schools, paralegal programs and auto repair academies.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill
June 28, 2014
Her paralegal license allows LaMay to do all of her own legal work.Will Home Grown Marijuana Go the Way of Moonshine?
February 1, 2014
Imagine you were a law firm and a paralegal disclosed sensitive information from a major client.Why Wall Street Still Loves Booz Allen
June 11, 2013
- a person trained to undertake legal work but not qualified as a professional solicitor or barrister
- of or designating such a person
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Word Origin and History for paralegal
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