Paralegals assist lawyers in their day to day operations. To become a paralegal there are a variety of business and legal related skills that must be learned as well as on the job training. Paralegals are responsible for filing client paperwork, scheduling appointments, communicating with the courts on a regular basis, and attending court hearings, just to name a few. A solid background in law is needed in order to fully understand the terminology used and to be able to communicate effectively with others. Paralegals have an exciting job assisting lawyers with a variety of tasks, whether it is a private law practice or a large law firm. Without paralegals, the job of lawyers would be much more difficult. They play a very important role in the realm of law. If you are interested in becoming a paralegal, talk to your counselor today about the curriculum needed to achieve your dreams.