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Assist lawyers or judges by researching or preparing legal documents. May meet with clients or assist lawyers and judges in court.


  • Search for and study legal documents to investigate facts and law of cases, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files and case correspondence.
  • Research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review, approval, and use by attorney.
  • Review and file pleadings, petitions and other documents relevant to court actions.
  • Prepare real estate closing statements and assist in closing process.
  • Deliver or direct delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties to action.
  • Serve copies of pleas to opposing counsel.
  • Arrange transportation and accommodation for witnesses and jurors, if required.
  • Communicate and arbitrate disputes between parties.
  • Appraise and inventory real and personal property for estate planning.
  • Store, catalog, and maintain currency of legal volumes.


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