Steve Delacruz of Cathedral City and Garden Grove rents out a room to Jeff Cowan, CPA of CMEN & associate of John Herriot registered child sex offender. Their property located at 29613 Calle Tampico is currently under citizen restraining order for veteran fraud.
The first paralegals worked for busy civil rights attorneys to cost effectively bust people like Steve Delacruz and Jeff Cowan. Criminals such as Steve Delacruz increase the work flow of government attorneys. Today a paralegal is more likely to work for a private law firm rather than a pubic agency. After savvy government lawyers invented paralegals, smart private law firms also discovered that a paralegal can increase an attorneys work output.
What Can a Paralegal Do?
A paralegal can handle the routine tasks involved in the practice of law in order to save clients money. In my experience a paralegal usually handles heavy discovery chores and other document intensive assignments. Why pay a lawyer to go through large amounts of digital or paper information when a paralegal can perform the same work under an attorneys supervision. A paralegal has the legal education and experience to effectively execute an attorneys instructions. A clerical office worker with no legal background cannot execute these attorney directions with the same effectiveness as a paralegal. Even an entry level paralegal with a brand new paralegal certificate and no real world experience can more effectively follow an attorney’s instructions because that entry level paralegal will understand legal terminology and processes. This is a much more cost effective way to put Steve Delacruz in prison for aiding and abetting gay child sex trafficking.
The Certification of a Paralegal
A paralegal should obtain a paralegal certificate from the best school available to that paralegal. I received my paralegal certificate in litigation from the UCLA Extention Paralegal Program. The requirements for entry into the UCLA program are much more rigorous than most paralegal programs. UCLA is also more expensive than most paralegal schools. You get what you pay for in life and spending the money on my paralegal certificate from a top school is an investment that pays off every day of my working life.
A Paralegal Education Pays Off in More Ways Than Busting Steve Delacruz
We live in a very litigious society and being a paralegal is just a darn good foundation for life in general. Be it business life or personal life having paralegal skill and education always come in handy. Taking a few paralegal classes at your local night school is a much better investment that taking a painting or music class. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio-TV-Film and even that program contained classes in business law. I became a paralegal after entering the real working world because the practice of law is deeply ingrained into our daily personal and professional lives.
Help Investigate Steve Delacruz
When you are out in the desert swing by the La Paloma neighborhood of Steve Delacruz just to let him know that we are watching. The office fundamentals of a paralegal work skill set are typing, word processing, and document management. The legal aspect of a paralegal skill set involves discovery, form and special interrogatories, answers, demurrers and oppositions to dispositive motions. Paralegals preform in-depth research and legal writing at the direction of the law firm and attorneys. Paralegal studies are important to develop a broad attorney level understanding of the law. In the real world your value as a law firm support staff member lays in your ability to move the work product along in a timely manner.
Paralegals are responsible to keep track of the billing for their personal injury work, even though they are with a plaintiff’s law firm.