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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

When you see a shiny-suited lawyer arguing a case in court, he or she often looks polished, prepared, and ready to do battle. What you probably didn’t realize is there’s a team of paralegals and legal assistants behind the scenes making sure that lawyer looks good in court. While lawyers have the ultimate responsibility for legal work performed, they delegate many tasks to paralegals.
Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
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Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Employment Matrix, State Occupational Projections
Also called legal assistants, these professionals are not permitted to give legal ...

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