With the paralegal sector of the legal profession growing significantly, many misconceptions and falsehoods surround this field. Believing these misconstructions can force you to forfeit the valuable services of a professional paralegal who can not only represent you in court but also help you save money.
To help you steer clear of the main misconceptions about these professionals, YM Paralegal Services has debunked three of the most widely believed myths about paralegals.
Myth 1: We can represent you in every area of law
While paralegals do almost all the tasks a lawyer can, they cannot represent you in every area of the law. We can represent clients in Small Claims Court cases, Landlord and Tenant Board cases, and Provincial Offence Court cases.
Myth 2: We only perform legal research, draft pleadings, and interview witnesses
Paralegals do more than this. In fact, we do whatever it takes to get the job done and protect our clients’ best interests. We are present at every step of the legal process to help lawyers get through immense amounts of legal work.
Myth 3: We work from nine to five
In most situations, the working hours for paralegals vary from firm to firm. There are many instances where we’ve worked late into the night and on weekends to meet deadlines. We are dedicated professionals, and we are ready to do what it takes (within the framework of the law) to get you the justice you deserve.
If you’re looking to steer clear of more myths related to paralegals, reach out to Yuliya Molchanova, the founder of YM Paralegal Services. As a licensed paralegal in Mississauga, Ontario, I focus on helping people with Landlord Tenant Board disputes and Small Claims Court matters, as well as the Highway Traffic Act and Provincial Offence charges. I excel in providing exceptional customer service and strive to be helpful, responsible, and tenacious while working with my clients. I am fully licensed and insured to provide legal services in Ontario within the paralegal scope of practice.