Paralegal in Attorney's Office!

If your friend calls her attorney’s office to talk to her attorney, she should be able to talk to her attorney. Not all offices operate like that, however. It should never be common for a person not to be able to reach her attorney. A paralegal (or anyone in a law firm except an attorney, for that matter) is prohibited from giving legal advice.

David L. McGuire
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

My friend is in the process of divorce, however, each time she is in question about legal advise she has to talk with the attorney’s paralegal, not him. She paid him to get his advise. Is this normal in the attorney’s office? Does his/her paralegal handle everything? Any advise to make her feel better, would be appreciated. Thanks!