Why do some attorneys prefer not to work with paralegals?

Not working with a paralegal typically comes down to lack of necessity.

With that said, paralegals (when needed) play a critical role in the legal field. Some lawyers are incredibly busy, and a paralegal can take on some of the tasks to free up the attorney’s schedule a bit more. While they can’t give legal advice or represent individuals in court, they can do the following:

  • Conduct legal research
  • Perform certain attorney-related tasks with direct supervision
  • Prepare documents
  • Interview clients and witnesses
  • Organize client files

Paralegals can play an essential part of streamlining the finer details of the legal workload if an attorney has the need for their skills. However, some attorneys simply have a smaller caseload and don’t need the extra help.

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