[quote="sushant" post=2232]Full time dedicated paralegals are highly unheard of in the strictest form of the term. But then again many court clerks and stenos perform quasi-legal works close to that of a lawyer. The firm I worked with, the Partners asked the court clerks whether we could file a specific Application and in my later non-litigation firm Associates relied on the stenos and typists for clauses in agreements. So in a way these guys are paralegals but the term in itself has not caught on.
And @ Bombay Lawyer. What you are referring to is an intern not a paralegal.[/quote]
Agree! Munshis are as close as it gets if you don't count interns and some first year associates who mostly do the same job. Some Munshis who have been working for years can handle all of the small drafting for instance, insurance cases and such like pros!
Its said that an advocate is as good as his munshi at age old chambers!