When you need a paralegal to take on some of your law firm’s administrative and case preparation work, you may be holding off because you don’t need the help all the time—only during busy seasons. You need a solution that gives you access to a paralegal, but only when you need an extra hand. Fortunately, NextChapter can help. NextChapter founder Janine Sickmeyer is a former virtual paralegal working for attorneys all over the U.S., and she developed an efficient way to prepare documents electronically to work with both debtors and attorneys.
Paralegal? Legal assistant? Legal secretary? The legal industry is full of terms that describe non-lawyer legal professionals. These terms overlap and get confusing quickly. But now, the official definition of the term “paralegal” is changing, thanks to a recent resolution that was proposed by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).