anybody know anything about this field or what the difference is between the two?
Depends on who you work for. It can mean anything from a high paid secretary, to the lawyers right hand, or even presenting some things in court in the attorneys absence. The biggest difference is schooling and pay, obviously. There are things a paralegal can't be involved in because they are not an attorney.
thank you all for your replies. I am 27 and thinking about going to school to be an attorney. dh doesnt want me to do 7 more years of school (I just got done with nursing school. actually have 1 more year left). he wants me to just go for paralegal. I think I could hack the 7 years to be an attorney though.
My husband is going to school to be a Lawyer.
The schooling is expensive, long and if you don't go to a good law school, it's hard to find a decent job. If you're not willing to move to go to a good law school, you may just want to go for paralegal.
Quoting JustMe0326:I have a degree in paralegal studies. But I am far from an attorney. A paralegal is a lawyers assistant. We draft all the paperwork, take most of the phone calls, etc. Basically we do everything except actually go to court to represent someone. And we only make about a quarter of the money a lawyer makes.
oh thats shitty
Quoting Megan11587:About $110k. Lol. I'm a paralegal- you assist the attorney, do research, draft documents, etc. You pretty much do all of the work but a fraction of the pay
yeah a paralegal is an attorney's "gofer" and they make a fraction of the money.
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