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1. At a time when many law firms and corporations are eliminating jobs for the purpose of elimination from the budget excess expenditures, paralegals may become more of an asset.
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At a time when many law firms and corporations are eliminating jobs (for the purpose of elimination from budget excess expenditures), paralegals may become more of an asset.
Parenthesis
2. Because of the fact that paralegal's time is charged at lower rates, paralegals may be employed by law firms and corporations to perform tasks previously performed by lawyers.
Answer
Because the paralegal's time is charged at lower rates; paralegals may be employed by law firms and corporations to perform tasks previously performed by lawyers.
Semicolon
3. With specificity, paralegals may be asked to perform legal research of case and statutory materials in the event that a client requests an answer to a problem of a legal nature and is concerned about saving money.
Answer
With specificity, paralegals may be asked to perform legal research of the case and statutory materials if a client requests an answer to a problem of a legal nature, and is concerned about saving money.
Modifier
4. In the situation where a paralegal is well trained, that paralegal can be asked by an attorney to perform legal research for the purpose of determining a response to the client's question.
Answer
In the situation where a paralegal is well trained, that paralegal can be asked by an attorney to perform legal research for the purpose of determining a response to the client's question.
Comma?
5. With regard to ethical considerations, paralegals can perform legal research under the supervision of an attorney.
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6. Subsequent to the research, however, the attorney must be the person who renders the legal opinions that need to be made, the reason being that a paralegal cannot provide legal advice.
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Subsequent to the research however, the attorney must be the person who renders the legal opinions that need to be made; the reason being that a paralegal cannot provide legal advice.
semicolon
7. It is important to note that some states are considering allowing paralegals to practice independently.
Answer
It is important to note, that some states are considering allowing paralegals to practice independently.
Comma
8. Try this schedule; shower, eat breakfast, drive to the train, go to work, and come home.
Answer
Try this schedule: shower, eat breakfast, drive to the train, go to work, and come home
Colon
9. There are only one hour and thirty-five minutes left to voir dire, the judge stated.
Answer
"There is only one hour and thirty-five minutes left to vior dire," the judge stated.
Double quotations and modifiers
10. Among the defendants was Craig Fisher, David Michaels, and Mitchell White.
Answer
Among the defendants were Craig Fisher, David Michaels, and Mitchell White.
Subject verb agreement

11. The prosecutor will attempt to within the course of the trial persuade you that the defendant committed the crime.
Answer
The prosecutor will attempt to, within the course of the trial, persuade you that the defendant committed the crime.
Comma
12. The foreman, as well as half of the jury, were late for the afternoon court session.
The foreman, as well as half of the jury, was late for the afternoon court session.
Subject verb agreement
13. Every one of the councilmen we have named to the commission want to serve.
Answer
Every councilman named to the commission wants to serve.
Modifier/Subject Verb Agreement?
14. The heart of a trial are the witnesses.
Answer
The heart of a trial is the witnesses.
Subject verb agreement
15. None of the players was willing to sign contracts.
Answer
None of the players were willing to sign contracts.
Subject verb agreement

16. The substance of Walter Mondale's speeches is more similar to Jimmy Carter.
Answer
The substance of Walter Mondale's speech is more similar to Jimmy Carter.
Subject verb agreement
17. The house was vacated by the tenants.
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The house was vacated by the tenants.
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18. The judge said to the jurors ", please refrain from discussing the case."
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The judge said to the jurors: "please refrain from discussing the case."
Colon
19. Four of the five jurors were men (These were Steer, Halsey, Grodsky, and Eirinberg.).
Answer
Four of the five jurors were men: Steer, Halsley, Grodsky, and Eirinberg.
Colon
20. In her testimony, the witness said she remembered that the defendant asked her "Do you have an aspirin"?
Answer
In her testimony, the witness said she remembered the defendant asked her: "Do you have an aspirin?".
Colon

21. These modems are shared with the other subscribers, so the more people on the connection the slower.
Answer
The modems are shared with the other subscriber, so the more people on the connection the slower.
Subject verb agreement
22. Working at a law firm from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. handling high-level paralegal work may seem ideal, especially if you rarely work weekends.
Answer
Working at a law firm from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. handling high-level paralegal work may seem ideal, especially if you rarely work weekends.
Modifier
23. The National Association of Paralegals said 12 percent of the law firms responded to their survey.
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The National Association of Paralegals said, "12 percent of the law firms responded to their survey".
Quotation Marks
24. Mrs. Gephart, at first thought her son, Patrick, was dead because of the amount of blood and broken bones that surrounded the car.
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Mrs. Gephart at first thought her son, Patrick, was dead because of the amount of blood and broken bones that surrounded th
25. The extent of the employer's control and supervision over the worker, including directions on scheduling and performance of work.
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1. At a time when many law firms and corporations are eliminating jobs to reduce expenditures, paralegals may become more of an asset.

2. Because the paralegal's time is charged at lower rates, they may be employed by law firms and corporations to perform tasks previously performed by lawyers.

3. Specifically, paralegals may be asked to perform legal research on case and statutory materials when a client requests an answer to a legal problem but is concerned about saving money.

4. If a paralegal is well trained, s/he can be asked by an attorney to perform legal research to answer the client's question.

5.Ethically, paralegals can perform legal research under the supervision of an attorney.

6. Subsequent to the research, however, the attorney must render the legal opinions, because a paralegal cannot provide legal advice.

7. It is important to note that some states are considering allowing paralegals to practice independently.-- OK

8. Try this schedule: shower, eat breakfast, drive to the train, go to work, and come home. -- Yes

9. "There is only one hour and thirty-five minutes left to vior dire," the judge stated.-- Yes

10. Among the defendants were Craig Fisher, David Michaels, and Mitchell White.-- Yes

11. In the course of the trial, the prosecutor will attempt to persuade you that the defendant committed the crime.

12. The foreman and half of the jury were late for the afternoon court session.

13. Every councilman named to the commission wants to serve.-- Yes

14. The heart of a trial is the witnesses.-- Yes

15. None of the players was willing to sign contracts.-- OK ('Were' is also OK)

16. The substance of Walter Mondale's speeches is similar to Jimmy Carter's.

17. The house was vacated by the tenants.-- OK

18. The judge said to the jurors, "Please refrain from discussing the case."

19. Four of the five jurors were men: Steer, Halsley, Grodsky, and Eirinberg.-- Yes

20. In her testimony, the witness said she remembered that the defendant asked her, "Do you have an aspirin?"

21. These modems are shared with other subscribers, and the more people on the connection, the slower it is.

22. Working at a law firm from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. handling high-level paralegal work may seem ideal, especially if you rarely work weekends.-- OK

23. The National Association of Paralegals said 12 percent of the law firms responded to their/its survey.-- OK

24. Mrs. Gephart at first thought her son Patrick was dead because of the amount of blood and broken bones that surrounded the car.

25. The extent of the employer's control and supervision over the worker includes directions on scheduling and performance of work.
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17. The tenants vacated the house. -- Better
I just don't quite understand #5, 24, and 25. Is there a way to gain some insight on theses sentences?
AnonymousI just don't quite understand #5, 24, and 25.
I see no idioms in those sentences. After consulting your dictionary, which words do you not understand?
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