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Paralegal

Paralegal DISC Chart

Job Summary

A paralegal, legal assistant, or legal secretary performs delegated legal work under the responsibility of an attorney or the direct supervision of a lawyer. They are responsible for preparing and maintaining legal documents and correspondence, filing motions, interviewing clients, coordinating law office activity, preparing retainers, and conducting legal research as it pertains to cases. A paralegal works at a law firm, corporate legal department, or government agency.

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Personality types of a Paralegal

Each letter of DISC represents polar personality types with correlating behaviors and characteristics. Learn more about their strengths and weaknesses, how they communicate, and more
D

low D - Planner

Like to take time making decisions
I

low I - Supporter

Likes to work alone
S

high S - Stabilizer

Likes consistency
C

high C - Rule Follower

Likes to follow procedures

Behavioral Qualities for a Paralegal

Behavioral qualities make people naturally act in a certain way. Utilize people's natural behaviors and strengths at work.
  • Methodical. Orderly and systematic.
  • Prudent. Judicious and discreet.
  • Reserved. Careful in expression and opinion.
  • Accurate. Insisting on quality and correctness.

Motivators for a Paralegal

Motivators are values that drive people. To retain passionate employees, place people in a role that utilizes their values
  • Altruistic: A caring drive to benefit and support others. To tend to the altruistic drive, let them help others for a cause.
  • Regulatory: A drive to maintain order and the status quo. To tend to the regulatory drive, let them keep consistent systems and enforce those systems.
  • Theoretical: A drive to learn and gain new knowledge. To tend to the theoretical drive, allow them to constantly learn new processes.

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