Although attorneys receive the majority of the attention, they are not the only ones working in the courtroom. The contributions of many different types of experts are required to keep our legal system working efficiently.
They may not have the same public visibility as defense lawyers or prosecutors, but they can all have intriguing and satisfying careers. Anyone considering a legal career should be aware of the various positions and roles that play a part in the day-to-day administration of justice.
Many of these judicial professions necessitate a high level of specialized knowledge. As a result, they are in high demand and can fetch large salaries. Court reporters, for example, are in charge of recording all proceedings throughout trials. They must use specialized equipment and maintain a high level of concentration.
Paralegals help attorneys prepare for court by researching precedents, among other things. Interpreters are required for defendants, plaintiffs, and witnesses who do not speak English fluently. None of these jobs require arguing in front of a judge or jury, but they are all necessary for our legal system to function properly.
See the accompanying infographic if you’re interested in being a part of the judicial system but don’t want to go to law school. It goes over what it takes to work in a courtroom and what qualifications you’ll need.