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Four Courtroom Etiquette Rules for Paralegals

As a trial date approaches, a litigation paralegal performs many invaluable tasks.   While assisting the lawyer, a litigation paralegal calendars dates, organizes briefs, prepares witnesses, and contacts experts.  But his or her duties do not stop at the courthouse door.   Once a trial begins, a paralegal may be called on to assist attorneys from the first row or at counsel’s table, and use of proper courtroom etiquette contributes to a judge or jury’s final decision.  Here are our four courtroom etiquette rules for paralegals.
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Court Reporters Recognize Paralegal Associations

There are two national organizations that benefit the paralegal profession.  The National Association of Legal Assistants and the American Alliance of Paralegals offer industry news and education opportunities to paralegals across the country.   Local organizations, however, offer members invaluable benefits. One such organization is Palmetto Paralegal Association, which counts CompuScripts Court Reporters as a sustaining member. PPA is devoted to enhancing recognition, promoting professional development, and updating employment information within the paralegal profession in the Midlands of South Carolina. Continue reading