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Paralegal Skills & Establishing an Advice Centre

TOPICS DEALT WITH:

Different types of paralegals

Role of paralegals

Communication skills necessary for a paralegal including: interviewing, listening, taking a statement, affidavits, referrals, letter-writing

Administrative skills necessary for a paralegal including: filing, bookkeeping, running meetings, time management, report-writing, working with media

Development skills necessary for a paralegal including: conflict resolution skills, facilitating educational workshops

Establishing an advice centre, including: constitutions, electing a managing body, budgets, employing people

Registering as a non-profit organisation (NPO) under the NPO Act

Evaluating activities in the Advice Centre