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Christine Herrington has over 30 years of experience as a paralegal.
A paralegal is a professional who assists lawyers and law firms in various legal tasks. Their responsibilities can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific requirements of the law firm or organization they work for.
The role of a paralegal typically involves conducting legal research, gathering and organizing relevant documents and evidence, drafting legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, and briefs, and assisting in trial preparation. They may also interview clients and witnesses, maintain case files, and help with administrative tasks related to legal proceedings.
When choosing a paralegal, there are several factors to consider to ensure you find a good fit, including (but not limited to):
Yes, AzPerLegal is a paralegal firm with over 30 years of experience.
Other miscellaneous mattersWe provide the following paralegal services:
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Choosing between a paralegal and a lawyer depends on the complexity of your legal needs. Paralegals can be a suitable choice for tasks such as document preparation, legal research, case management, and limited scope representation. They offer cost-effective assistance and can handle routine legal matters efficiently.
However, if your case involves complex legal issues, litigation, or the need for legal advice or representation in court, it is advisable to consult and retain a lawyer.
The main differences between a paralegal and a lawyer lie in their education, licensing, scope of practice, and responsibilities. Lawyers have completed a law degree, passed the bar exam, and are licensed to practice law independently. They can provide legal advice, represent clients in court, and have broader responsibilities. Paralegals assist with legal tasks such as research, document preparation, and case management. They do not provide legal advice independently or represent clients in court, but they play an important supportive role within the legal profession.
No, paralegals cannot provide legal advice independently. If you are in need of legal advice, we can refer you to lawyers who can provide you with legal advice.
A wills paralegal specializes in assisting with matters related to wills, estate planning, and probate. Their role involves various tasks related to will preparation, administration, and ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
Yes, a paralegal can assist with the preparation of your will under the supervision and guidance of a lawyer. While paralegals cannot provide legal advice or independently create legal documents, they can help with gathering information, organizing your wishes, and drafting the will based on your instructions.
To probate a will means to initiate the legal process of validating a deceased person’s will and administering their estate. Probate is the court-supervised procedure that confirms the authenticity of the will and allows for the distribution of assets according to the deceased person’s wishes or the applicable laws of intestacy if there is no valid will.
The cost of will and estate paralegal services can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the estate, the specific services required, and more. Learn more about our fee schedule for wills and estate paralegal services here or contact us and we would be happy to answer your questions.
A landlord and tenant dispute paralegal specializes in handling legal matters related to conflicts or disputes between landlords and tenants. Their role involves assisting clients in navigating the complex landscape of landlord-tenant law and providing support in resolving disputes. This can include:
RTDRS stands for Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service.
A debt paralegal is a legal professional who specializes in matters related to debt collection and debt relief. Their role involves assisting individuals or organizations with various aspects of debt-related legal issues.
A paralegal’s role in debt recovery can include:
Debt collection and debt recovery are two terms often used interchangeably, but there is a slight distinction between the two:
The cost of paralegal debt collection or recovery services can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the case, the amount of debt involved, the jurisdiction, and the specific services required. Learn more about or fee schedule for debt collection paralegal services here or contact us and we would be happy to answer your questions.