Shihoushoshi which is often translated as Judicial scrivener is a National Qualification in Japan.
It (Shihoushoshi) is one of the legal professions in Japan. Their duties are
1) to make legal documentations to resister the rights of ownership, mortgage and leasehold of real estate,
2) to resister companies establishments, closings or the changes of their managements(mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures etc,)
3) to prepare court proceedings; giving legal advises or drafting necessary documents.
In addition, they can represent the client in summary court proceedings such as civil trial, compromise and conciliation etc.
*resister the rights of ownership, mortgage and leasehold of real estate,
*to resister companys establishments, closings
*changes of their managements
*they can represent the client in summary court proceedings
*civil trial compromise and conciliation
Shihoshoshi Association http://www.shiho-shoshi.or.jp/
Paralegal and legal assistants http://www.bls.gov/home.htm