When a paralegal assists a lawyer with legal work, it can help a client save money. The paralegal must be under the supervision of the attorney.
What is the role of a paralegal?
The National Association of Legal Assistants defines paralegals as the following:
“Legal assistants, also known as paralegals, are a distinguishable group of persons who assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Through formal education, training and experience, legal assistants have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system and substantive and procedural law which qualify them to do work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney.” See http://www.nala.org/AboutParalegals.aspx.