Tasks of a Paralegal
A graduate of the California Western School of Law, Shaian Mohammadi holds a Juris Doctor. As of 2021, Shaian Mohammadi served as a Paralegal and Law Clerk with the Law Offices of Rafael Urena & Curtis Morrison. Mohammadi also served as a Paralegal and Admin Strategist for DealerXT Technologies.
Paralegals assist lawyers with document preparation and can engage in legal research. A person who wants to become a paralegal requires a certificate in legal studies or by completion of an associate degree program. Paralegals can assist lawyers in their preparation for a trial and organize information that can help them in their case. They can also obtain formal statements and other affidavits that can potentially be used as evidence in a case. Paralegals help lawyers determine how to handle a case by depending on the written reports. They further prepare legal arguments that will be used in the courtroom.
Paralegals typically do not help with all the processes of a case or trial, but instead usually focus on a particular phase of the process. For example, a litigation paralegal checks and reviews legal documents and organizes evidence. For those interested in going to law school and later practicing law, attaining a paralegal education can be worthwhile for support to get that goal.