THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION
Paralegals, also called legal assistants, work in a wide range of professional settings and are an integral part of the legal team. Under the direct supervision of attorneys, paralegals perform legal research, legal writing, litigation management and support, and legal technology support.
Graduates of WKU’s Paralegal Studies Program have obtained employment in the following areas:
Private Law Practice Corporate Legal Departments
Court Services Government and Political Offices
Title Companies Banks and Mortgage Companies
Insurance Companies Property Management Companies
Non-profit Organizations Higher Education Institutions
Legal Technology Support Human Resources Offices
Law Enforcement/Corrections Property Appraisal Companies
Litigation Consulting Firms Risk Management Firms
Employment/Career Services Real Estate Sales Companies
Paralegals shall not engage in unauthorized practice of law as proscribed by Kentucky law and the Supreme Court Rules (SCR 3.130 [5.5]) and must be appropriately supervised by an attorney to ensure the paralegal’s conduct is compatible with the professional and ethical standards of the practice (SCR 3.130[5.3]).
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