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Legal Resources

The Legal Resources guide at the San Antonio Public Library includes: featured items for checkout, Texas-specific legal forms, links for legal resources at all levels of government and searchable full-text of hundreds of legal journals and magazines.

Paralegals (or Legal Assistants)

Paralegals perform support functions for lawyers, including drafting documents, organizing files, and conducting legal research, but they do NOT provide legal advice or represent clients.  Typically, paralegals are hired with an associate’s degree or a certificate in paralegal studies.  The median income for paralegals nationwide is $46,680 a year or $22.44 an hour (as of 2010).  For more information, click on the following links: