Working with an Attorney

A notary is an official of integrity appointed by the state government that performs a variety of fraud-deterrent acts related to signing important documents. Each state has unique notary laws, but all states allow their notaries to perform oaths/affirmations and acknowledgments. It is expected for notaries to know what their state allows them to do.


A paralegal is a person qualified to perform substantive legal work, customarily carried out by lawyers, that requires extensive knowledge of legal concepts. Through education, training, and work experience, this person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, legal firm, governmental agency, or other entity that requires this work.

Some duties that paralegals can perform include:

Mediation is a type of dispute resolution. By understanding the mediation process, you can be effective in resolving your dispute and saving yourself legal fees. It is not adversarial litigation like a trial. With mediation, negotiation and compromise are more common than resistance and blame.

Recently, arbitration has been hotly discussed as an alternative to costly lawsuits.


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