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Consumer Protection Paralegal

Consumer Protection Paralegal and Consumer Protection Legal Document Preparation

A Consumer Protection Paralegal assists an attorney to prepare legal cases. Some common duties of Consumer Protection paralegals include preparing legal documents, conducting witness interviews, investigating facts, performing legal research, drafting pleads and legal briefs, and other tasks to assist the attorney in preparing their casework.

Consumer protection laws are designed to ensure fair competition and the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace. Consumer law is primarily an area of public law that regulates private business as it relates to consumers through federal and state laws. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main agency enforcing consumer protection statutes. Consumer protection issues cover bankruptcy discharge violations, lemon laws for defective products, identity theft, warranties, financial and corporate fraud, utilities, privacy law, health issues caused by toxic substances and product safety also involve consumer law. Many different types of law interconnect with consumer law, including products liability, insurance law, administrative law, food and drug laws, civil rights, public health and safety laws. If your case involves substantial property, high monetary amount, legal rights, or criminal activity, you should consult Consumer Protection attorney to discuss the legal consequences.

In Consumer Protection matters, Paralegals and LDA's, known as Legal Document Assistants, cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, or select, explain, draft, or recommend the use of any legal document to or for any person other than the attorney who directs and supervises the paralegal.

However, in several States, Legal Document Assistants (LDA) can prepare legal documents for people doing their own legal tasks. Please consult with the local paralegal to learn what Consumer Protection paralegal services they are authorized to provide in your legal jurisdiction.

A Consumer Protection Paralegal working under supervision and direction of an attorney may gather facts, draft legal documents, and compile technical information for the supervising attorney in Consumer Protection issues involving:

Consumer Rights laws and regulations are administered on local, federal and international levels. Consumer Rights laws and regulations monitor the duties, rights, and liabilities of commercial businesses and private individuals. Legal Document Assistant specializing in Consumer Rights might be able to provide assistance on Consumer Rights issues such as:

Consumer Contracts
Lemon Laws Consumer Rights
U.S. Small Claims Court
Consumer Warranties
Identify Theft
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
Consumer Credit Protection Act

Find Consumer Protection Paralegal and Consumer Protection Legal Document Preparation in the Paralegal Directory.