True dat. But I’d let nurses and med techs give me my immunizations, check my blood pressure, draw my blood and test my cholesterol levels, tell me what diet and other changes would be advisable if my overall or bad cholesterol numbers are too high, etcetera.
As a layman, I’d intuitively include all of this as part of the practice of medicine.
Similarly, there’s a hell of a lot of nuts-and-bolts stuff I’d trust a paralegal to do. The lawyer doesn’t know the route a particular piece of paper has to take through a courthouse, but the paralegal or legal secretary does. One of them would know what they’re looking for on which line of that piece of paper, but the lawyer wouldn’t.
Would I want a paralegal representing me in court if either my freedom or nontrivial amounts of money were at stake? Hell, no. But writing a will to leave everything to my wife if she survives me, and in trust for the Firebug if she doesn’t, sure. I was a paralegal once, and that’s the sort of thing I could have done back then, though a lawyer would have looked it over. So I have no reason to believe a reasonably competent paralegal couldn’t do the same now.
OTOH, I’ve had the experience, since my paralegal days, of taking a document involved in a property transfer to a recommended lawyer for his review, and he basically said it was fine and didn’t have any comments at all, ignoring a plethora of problems that even I could see. So there’s nothing magic about getting a lawyer involved. There are plenty of fuckup lawyers out there.