The National Association of Legal Assistants adopted the American Bar Association’s definition of a paralegal or legal assistant as “…a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.” (http://nala.org/terms.aspx).
A paralegal is not an attorney and the roles of each must not be confused. Therefore, legal advice or representation in court cannot be provided, nor can assistance be given by the paralegal to help make a legal decision. Nothing on this Web site is to be construed as the giving of legal advice.
Notary and clerical services are available for the general public so long as no legal judgment is used when performing such acts in place of a supervising attorney.
An appropriate attorney or legal organization will be referred in the event legal advice and representation is requested by the general public.