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Old 05-25-2017, 09:38 AM
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What I wanted was a paralegal to help me fill out the forms and navigate the courtroom. Paying a lawyer to fill out forms and answer emails seemed like ridiculous overkill to me.

I get Orleans point. Some cases are difficult, some are not, and it is difficult to tell which is which. For a complicated case it would be a better to have a lawyer. The problem I have is that Orleans is presenting a false dichotomy. The choice is not:

Paralegal vs. Lawyer

the choice is usually

Paralegal vs. self-represent.

So if there is a difficult case, banning the paralegal is not going to suddenly result in a lawyer stepping up to the plate. Rather, the likely result is yet another unrepresented litigant.
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