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Swedish translation: paralegal/juridisk assistent

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English term or phrase:paralegal
Swedish translation:paralegal/juridisk assistent
Entered by: Nina Engberg
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14:08 Sep 27, 2001
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: paralegal
Does this simply mean advokatsekreterare? Seems to me a paralegal is more than just a secretary.. I couldn't find the word in Norstedts.
Maybe you could provide the meaning for both the adjective as well as the noun.
Thank you so much in advance!
Nina Engberg
United States
Local time: 09:07
paralegal (juridisk assistent)
Explanation:
We don't have any "paralegals" in Sweden and thus no word that defines the profession. I suggest you leave it untranslated and insert an explanation within brackets or as footnote.

WHAT IS A PARALEGAL?
Often-Asked Questions About the Paralegal Profession
Who is a Paralegal?
As defined by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, A paralegal/legal assistant is a person qualified through education, training or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. This person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work.
NFPA's preferred term is "Paralegal." Many NFPA members, however, use the term "Legal Assistant."
The formal establishment of the paralegal profession can be traced to the 1960s when individuals were trained to assist attorneys in making legal services available to the poor during the "War on Poverty." Shortly after public agencies began hiring paralegals, private law firms and corporations recognized the benefits of employing paralegals to supply efficient support, reduce the expense of legal services, and increase the availability of services to the public.


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Sven Petersson
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Local time: 17:07
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Bra och uttömmande svar. Och snabbt! Tack så mycket.
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paralegal (juridisk assistent)


Explanation:
We don't have any "paralegals" in Sweden and thus no word that defines the profession. I suggest you leave it untranslated and insert an explanation within brackets or as footnote.

WHAT IS A PARALEGAL?
Often-Asked Questions About the Paralegal Profession
Who is a Paralegal?
As defined by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, A paralegal/legal assistant is a person qualified through education, training or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. This person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work.
NFPA's preferred term is "Paralegal." Many NFPA members, however, use the term "Legal Assistant."
The formal establishment of the paralegal profession can be traced to the 1960s when individuals were trained to assist attorneys in making legal services available to the poor during the "War on Poverty." Shortly after public agencies began hiring paralegals, private law firms and corporations recognized the benefits of employing paralegals to supply efficient support, reduce the expense of legal services, and increase the availability of services to the public.





    Reference: http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/whatis.html
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 17:07
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14134
Grading comment
Bra och uttömmande svar. Och snabbt! Tack så mycket.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hans-Bertil Karlsson: men visst finns det väl jurister i sverige som inte är advokater? Bankjurister t.ex. Så "Jurist" kunde väl vara ett alt?
8 hrs
  -> Nä, svensk jurist har akademisk examen täckande kravet för notarie, "paralegal" har lägre utbildning.
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