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Washington Paralegals, Legal Assistant

Washington Paralegal and Legal Document Assistants, known as LDA’s assist lawyers with legal services. Washington Paralegal and Washington 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 Washington 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.

Washington Paralegal and Washington 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 Washington Paralegal and Legal Document Assistant ( LDA ) cannot do are:
1) An Washington Paralegal cannot give legal advice.
2) An Washington Paralegal cannot develop the lawyer-client relationship.
3) The Washington Paralegal cannot sign papers on behalf of the client.
4) The Washington Paralegal cannot represent a client in court.
5) The Washington 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 Washington Paralegal or legal document assistant (LDA) from the Washington 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 Washington Lawyer or Washington Paralegal, we suggest that you educate yourself on Washington law and the legal process by reading the books mentioned in our recommended reading section.

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