9. Sep, 2018

Who is a paralegal in Law?

A paralegal is a person trained in legal matters who performs tasks requiring knowledge of the law and legal procedures.

A paralegal is not a lawyer but can be employed by a law office or work freelance at a company or law office.

Paralegals are not allowed to offer legal services directly to the public on their own and must perform their legal work under an attorney or law firm providing services such as settlements, court filings, legal research and other auxiliary legal services. We can consider paralegals as Law agents since the tasks they perform often have instructions from a solicitor attached.

Often, the instructing legal entity relies on the expertise of a paralegal in regard to how compliance is to be met in completing tasks.

I have been a jurist since 2005 and I decided to stray to explore my abilities to handle completely different career paths. We all know how it works: As a child, you want to fulfil the desires of your parents and as you are growing up, you see your perspectives taking a new turn in your life. You are mature, free to take your own decisions and decide to take off. In my case, I move from Business Law to Sales Management and this ate almost 10 years of my life with a scale at Flight Attendance. 

I have had my share of professional experiences, guys. A new turn came up with a position as Project Manager for North American IT markets, when I took a postgraduate degree in Project Management. You said experience? I slowed down when I took another degree in Applied Linguistics (understand "Philology"), which basically made me discover a new side of me! I have always like languages, so I ended up being a native-speaking teacher in English, French and Spanish in Ukraine (Eastern Europe) and it lasted almost 7 years. Quite a life experience and such an interesting way to discover new cultures and making amazing friends!

Facing my forty, I begin to think that it is time to come back to my first love (Law). I am a globe trotter and adaptation should be my second name. If I do not want to live in a career frustration, I must adapt the job to my needs. I can't be a Judge in Criminal Law in an English- speaking country which is not my country of birth? Then I will become a Paralegal in one of those Germanic countries. ;)

Moral of this post: Never give up and always believe in yourself!

The sphinx.