Vermont Paralegal Directory

Vermont Paralegals, Legal Assistant

Vermont Paralegal and Legal Document Assistants, known as LDA’s assist lawyers with legal services. Vermont Paralegal and Vermont Legal Document Assistants ( LDA ) can help with legal forms and document preparation regarding divorce, child support, custody modifications, small claims, right to lien, release of liens, simple wills, name change, quitclaim deeds and promissory notes.

In most judicial systems, a Vermont Paralegal and Legal Document Assistants ( LDA ) can do any functions that most lawyers do except actual court litigation and giving legal advice. Legal advice may only be given by a qualified licensed lawyer.

Vermont Paralegal and Vermont Legal document assistants (LDA)may perform the following functions under the guidance of a lawyer:

  • Conduct legal research, including procedural, administrative, or case law.
  • Conduct investigations and record searches.
  • Locate and interview witnesses for dispositions.
  • Draft legal documents, correspondence and pleadings.
  • Document retrieval and filing in court.
  • Keep track of and report any pending legislation that may affect clients.
  • Prepare medical summaries and chronologies.
  • Attend executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, court or administrative hearings and trials with the lawyer.
  • Interview client to gather facts and background information.
  • Assist in preparing witnesses for court hearings.
  • Service of subpoenas and summonses.
  • Bilingual legal translation services.

Five things a Vermont Paralegal and Legal Document Assistant ( LDA ) cannot do are:
1) An Vermont Paralegal cannot give legal advice.
2) An Vermont Paralegal cannot develop the lawyer-client relationship.
3) The Vermont Paralegal cannot sign papers on behalf of the client.
4) The Vermont Paralegal cannot represent a client in court.
5) The Vermont Paralegal cannot set and collect legal lawyer fees.

These functions are considered the practice of law. Different judicial systems have different requirements for Paralegal and Legal Document Assistants ( LDA ). Federal and State laws and judicial system policies are continually under review. When selecting a Vermont Paralegal or legal document assistant (LDA) from the Vermont Paralegal Directory always ask about the particular constraints in their practicing area. ADR means Alternative Dispute Resolution.

If legal action is necessary, before contacting a Vermont Lawyer or Vermont Paralegal, we suggest that you educate yourself on Vermont law and the legal process by reading the books mentioned in our recommended reading section.

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