Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
DearCustomer- Of course every attorney has different requirements of his paralegal staff depending on the case type he or she handles. For instance, a criminal appeals attorney would have far more legal research than a criminal defense attorney operating at the trial level. So a "typical" day for a paralegal is probably not the same in every case. If you are employed by an appeals attorney most of the time would be spent searching for various case law related to the appeal in question.
If you are employed by a trial defense lawyer then you may do some research but you would probably also do witness interviews in order to prepare for trial. So it is difficult to give you a blanket answer that fits all situations. The work will depend largely on the specific cases the attorney is handling on the particular day.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at Law