Do Paralegals Need to Be Licensed?



Do Paralegals Need to Be Licensed?

Currently, paralegals are not licensed as lawyers are, nor subject to any other regulations. California requires a certain level of education for persons using the title " paralegal ".


Do Paralegals Need to Be Licensed?

Paralegal Licensing

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations defines a paralegal as "…a person qualified through education, training or work experience, to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. Paralegals may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work." Paralegals adhere to recognized ethical standards and rules of professional responsibility.


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