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lawyers versus paralegals

Posted By: birder

lawyers versus paralegals - 05/18/08 04:26 PM

Somewhere I read a discussion of the benefits of lawyers vs. paralegals but now that I'm in need of the info I can't find it. Does anyone have a link to that discussion or alternatively illuminating experiences with one or the other?

We were going to hunt down a lawyer in Belize city but have met a local guy who has a good rep with several real estate companies, was a former town mayor and employs paralegals to handle closings. Any danger signs here?

Posted By: Anonymous

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/18/08 05:52 PM

Depends what you want to do.
Posted By: 172driver

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 12:41 AM

"Hunt down" a lawyer? What a game idea! Most of them should be hunted down...
Posted By: Dane

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 02:20 AM

At one time paralegals were a good bit cheaper, but if there was a problem you had to hire a lawyer also. These days paralegals charge about the same as lawyers, making them an expensive choice.
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 07:17 PM

172driver, I am not amused.
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 07:52 PM

Paralegals prepare documents on your behalf --- the liability is totally yours when the docs are filed.
Often they work more quickly than attorneys because the paralegal does not have unexpected court dates etc.

I agree with LaurieMar.

There are good attorneys and not good attorneys - kind of like people in general.


Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 07:59 PM

Originally Posted by 172driver
"Hunt down" a lawyer? What a game idea! Most of them should be hunted down...


Like a dog chasing a car, you might catch one but doubtful you'd know what to do with it after you caught it! wink
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 08:06 PM

LOL, LA

Diane, exactly my point.
Posted By: CatMo

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 08:41 PM

Reminds me of a witty little conversation among Jack Cade, Dick the Butcher and Smith (some sort of weaver, as I recall) in King Henry VI.

Sorry. Just a quick cultural aside for any culturists lurking about.
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: lawyers versus paralegals - 05/19/08 08:54 PM

well, they do say it takes one to know one wink many would say Dick the Butcher qualified! laugh
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