ERIC Number: ED124697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Short Review of the Paralegal Movement.
National Paralegal Inst., Washington, DC.
The review of the paralegal movement by the National Paralegal Institute covers: (1) definition of a paralegal or legal assistant, (2) organizations active in the paralegal field, and (3) issues affecting the paralegal movement. Classifications of paralegals are related to where paralegals work, where paralegals are trained, and what paralegals do. Paralegals may be employed by private sector or public sector (Community Services Administration Legal Services and government). Training may be on-the-job training; community college, college and law school, or proprietary school training; or short-term intensive training. Paralegals may be classified as generalists or specialists. Organizations active in the field include: paralegal professional associations, the American Bar Association, the National Paralegal Institute, the Association of American Law Schools, and the National Consumer Center for Legal Services. Accreditation for paralegal training programs and certification or licensing are current issues in the paralegal movement. (EA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Paralegal Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 007 236-247