Legal assistants and paralegals in law firms or in other establishments perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May arrange probates and administer the estates of deceased persons.
Trademark agents perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Advise clients on intellectual property matters and represent clients before the Registrar of Trade-Marks on matters including prosecution of applications for registration of trademarks
B. Advise on the registrability of trademarks, trademark licensing requirements, transfer of intellectual property and protection of existing trademark rights
C. Represent clients at proceedings before the Trade Marks Opposition Board and in related proceedings
D. May represent clients internationally in consultation with foreign associates and attorneys.
Independent paralegals perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Represent clients in small claims court and in other lower court proceedings, at tribunals and before administrative bodies
B. Advise clients and take legal action on landlord and tenant matters, traffic violations, name changes and other issues within their jurisdictions.
C. Assist lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties, assembling documentary evidence, preparing trial briefs, and arranging for trials
D. Prepare wills, real estate transactions and other legal documents, court reports and affidavits
E. Research records, court files and other legal documents
F. Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties.
Notaries public perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Administer oaths and take affidavits and depositions
B. Witness and certify the validity of signatures on documents
C. May draft contracts, prepare promissory notes and draw up wills, mortgages and other legal documents