A paralegal is someone who trains and works under a licensed attorney as an assistant. The duties of a paralegal include interviewing clients, conducting research, and drafting legal documents. A paralegal cannot, however, act as a legal advocate or give clients legal advice. It can be a lucrative position and one that is more easily obtained than that of an attorney. Although it isn't legally required for a paralegal to be certified, employers do prefer candidates that are. A bachelor degree in paralegal studies can be obtained, as well.