A Legal Assistant provides support in a law office, organizing and tracking files, preparing documents and materials, and making them available and easily accessible to attorneys. They help lawyers prepare for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Legal Assistants might investigate the facts of cases and ensure that all relevant information is considered. They also may identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials that are relevant to assigned cases. After they analyze and organize the information, Legal Assistants may prepare written reports that attorneys use in determining how cases should be handled. If attorneys decide to file lawsuits on behalf of clients, Legal Assistants may help prepare the legal arguments, draft pleadings and motions to be filed with the court, obtain affidavits, and assist attorneys during trials.