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* * "Paralegal" means a person (regardless of title) who is qualified through education, training, or work experience and is employed (or contracted) by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity to work under the direction of an attorney in a capacity that involves the performance of substantive legal work that usually requires a sufficient knowledge of legal concepts and would be performed by the attorney in the absence of the paralegal. (5 ILCS 70/1.35) (commentary and emphasis added)


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