Sec. 6. (a) As used in this section, “paralegal” means a person who is:

(1) qualified through education, training, or work experience; and

Terms Used In Indiana Code 1-1-4-6

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
(2) employed 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.

     (b) A reference in the Indiana Code to attorney’s fees includes paralegal’s fees.

As added by P.L.6-1993, SEC.1.