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The Role of Legal Assistants in the Estate Planning Practice

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dc.contributor.author Beyer, Gerry W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-17T18:30:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-17T18:30:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/1906
dc.description Co-authored by Kerri M. Griffin en_US
dc.description.abstract The employment of legal assistants, paralegals, and similar personnel by the legal community has rapidly gained momentum since the 1960s. The explosion of the profession of paralegals is a result of attorneys in general, as well as those who specialize in estate planning, realizing the tremendous cost effectiveness and efficiency that may result from the prudent use of legal assistants. Despite the valuable services which may be rendered by legal assistants, however, attorneys must exercise caution in their employment, supervision, and education. This article discusses the reasons to use paralegals in an estate planning practice, regulation of the paralegal profession, the benefits and problems with using legal assistants, and concludes with recommendations for the selection, hiring, training, and supervision of paralegals.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals en_US
dc.subject Estate planning en_US
dc.subject Legal assistants en_US
dc.subject Paralegals en_US
dc.title The Role of Legal Assistants in the Estate Planning Practice en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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