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paralegal

[ par-uh-lee-guhl ]

noun

  1. an attorney's assistant, not admitted to the practice of law but trained to perform certain legal tasks.


adjective

  1. of or relating to a paralegal or paralegals:

    a paralegal career.

paralegal

/ ˌpærəˈliːɡəl /

noun

  1. a person trained to undertake legal work but not qualified as a professional solicitor or barrister


adjective

  1. of or designating such a person
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Word History and Origins

Origin of paralegal1

First recorded in 1970–75; para- 1 + legal
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Example Sentences

The draft’s release follows the May arrest of 21 activists and paralegals who attended a conference on how to advocate for LGBTQ rights.

Eventually, he connected with a paralegal at the Legal Aid Society, who sent an email to two New York labor department officials asking to expedite his case.

Pisarra, then, was an assistant to a paralegal at a toothpaste company.

Watson, a former paralegal, has now joined a Facebook group dedicated to tracking cicadas, and is also on a group chat with fellow enthusiasts.

Jeffrey Day is a paralegal who oversees most of the public records requests that come through San Diego Unified School District.

Whatever the truth, Miller hardly seems to have shrugged it off when the partner married a paralegal who worked in their office.

James Ferguson, 29, a design student and paralegal, who lives on 89th and 1st Avenue, is among them.

Among the others are massage schools, paralegal programs and auto repair academies.

Her paralegal license allows LaMay to do all of her own legal work.

Imagine you were a law firm and a paralegal disclosed sensitive information from a major client.

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