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    Default What's The Equivalent of a P.A. in the Legal System

    My question relates to legal practice in the state of: UT

    In medicine we have Physician Assistants.
    PA's are licensed under a doctor. They can prescribe drugs, perform minor surgery and often act as a primary care giver at certain times.

    Does a similar concept exist in Law? Is there someone who can provide legal opinions to clients after attending a training program, but not full fledged law school?

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    Default Re: The Equivalent of a PA in the Legal System?

    The closest parallel is probably the paralegal. But paralegals are not lawyers, and should not be giving out legal advice.

    There are a few administrative contexts where non-lawyers are allowed to represent people (e.g., Enrolled Agents representing clients before the IRS.)

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