Paralegal – the term in some jurisdictions refers to the figure of a professional who is not a licensed lawyer or is not acting in that capacity but who provides a limited number of legal services via assisting lawyers in their work. Each country differs in the authority it gives paralegals in exercising what traditionally would be lawyers’ work. In countries like Bulgaria – part of the European Law system, there is no such legal figure as “paralegal” and legal advices could be given only by licensed and practicing bona fide Bulgarian attorneys (or by a solicitor towards the local corporation they work for on a labor contract). Note that lawyers do not work for free; their job is paid, so when asking a lawyer for their legal opinion on a concrete legal issue, you should pay them for their opinion and legal advice; it is the same like when you visit a doctor and pay for their competent diagnose and accurate medical treatment.

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