Legal assistant schools in Arizona offer students educational certificate and degree options to prepare them for careers as legal assistants and paralegals. Legal assistants typically perform similar tasks as attorneys, except they cannot give legal advice or set client fees. They also cannot present cases in a court of law. Legal assistants perform legal research, interview clients, prepare reports for court, and brief the attorneys they’re assisting. Typical classes include estate and wills, legal research, the United States legal system, criminal case law, personal injury law and family law. Nearly 70% of legal assistants work in private law firms, while the remainder work in corporate law departments and all levels of government.
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