Paralegal Assistant Recruitment Essay
According to Harper (2010), a paralegal can be defined as an individual who is qualified through his education and training to perform legal obligations in a lawyer`s office or public institution. This paper seeks to outline some of the strategies I am going to use in finding a suitable replacement for this position, which I previously held, and now have to leave because of a promotion as the Executive Legal Secretary. The major areas of evaluation included for this paper will be: (1) job analysis and job description; (2) replacement plan; (3) selection strategy plan; (4) compensation package; (5) compensation appraisal system; and (6) training development plan
Paralegal Assistants (or simply Paralegals) mostly work for law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments. They do a variety of tasks to support the lawyers. They conduct legal research, draft documents, and organize and maintain files (Corinthians Colleges, n. d). Interviewing clients, witnesses, and conduct legal investigations are also part of the job description. The specific tasks vary depending on the size of the office, the type of law the firm practices, and the amount of experience the paralegal has. Even though they gain a great deal of knowledge in the law, they are not authorized to give legal advice (Cabrera, n. d).
I have worked at the ABC Law Firm for eight years now and my promotion has come as a result of the hard work, integrity and the willingness to put the interest of this firm before my own. It is in this regard that the managing partner at ABC requested, to find a suitable replacement for my previous position that of a Paralegal Assistant as I move on to become the Executive Legal Secretary.
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