I can actually remember a time when a computer was not a fixture on every lawyer’s desk. As a matter of fact, some attorneys said they did not have the time to learn how to use one. How times have changed!

Much the same can be said of the paralegal profession. Looking back to the late 1970s, when the first paralegals appeared in the legal market, there were very few attorneys who would trust a nonlicensed professional to assist them in the everyday tasks of legal discovery. Judging from the growth of the legal recruiting industry and the numbers of classified ads in newspapers all around the country, paralegals have become indispensable.

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