Legal Support Jobs
Legal Support Overview
As the name implies, a legal support professional will provide assistance and support to attorneys and other legal professionals in either a law firm or business environment. Legal support professionals include legal assistants, paralegals, court reporters, title examiners, abstractors and title searchers. The duties of a legal support professional can vary significantly depending on the type of support an employer requires. A paralegal or legal assistant will be responsible for regulatory filings, drafting of simple legal documentation, and maintaining client records. Court reporters will be responsible for recording court and legal proceedings. Title insurance clerks, including abstractors, researchers and examiners, will research publicly recorded legal documents pertaining to real estate. Legal support professionals can find employment working for attorneys, government agencies and mortgage or title insurance companies.
Legal Support Education Requirements
The education requirements for a legal support professional will vary depending on the specific type of legal support position. As a general rule, paralegals and legal assistants will need an associate degree or a paralegal certificate. A court reporter will need a high school diploma and licensing or certification by a professional organization. A title clerk will need a high school diploma.
Legal Support Job Market
Overall, the job market for legal support professionals is promising, with industry experts predicting average to above-average growth over the next decade. The job market for paralegals and legal assistants is very strong, and it is anticipated that this profession will experience faster than average growth of 17 percent over the next five to 10 years. The job market for court reporters is expected to experience average growth of approximately 10 percent over the next five to 10 years. Similarly, the job outlook for title insurance professionals is expected to experience 11 percent growth over the next five to 10 years.
Legal Support Salary
The median annual salary for legal assistants and paralegals is approximately $47,000. The median annual salary for a court reporter is approximately $48,000. The median annual salary for a title insurance clerk is approximately $35,000.
Manpower is currently hiring a Legal Support Clerk for one of our clients in Concord, CA! Job Responsibilities: • Calendaring all hearings and miscellaneous appearances for 20 attorneys, • Calendaring ticklers for 5 secretaries, communicating with attorneys and staff to determine calendar dates and additional ticklers required • Opening the mail and processing it through the electronic file sy...
Legal Support Executive. Advanced degree or equiv. in intern’l affairs, human dev., law or a related field. One year exp. in same position or related position. One year exp., educ. or training in: 1) European & Intern’l Law as it relates to intern’l human dev. orgs; 2) intern’l human dev. and network admin.; and 3) management of corp. affairs. Send resume & statement of qualification: T. Murray, A...
Legal Support Representatives WE ARE GROWING! Full-time benefited position-flexible work schedule Black Hills IP, LLC, Rapid City, an Intellectual Property support services company is seeking flexible, organized, detailed-oriented individuals to perform non-litigation work & coordinate communications between attorneys, customers, and the US Patent Office. Applicants must have HSD or GED & 4 yrs cl...
You might be the person we’re looking for if you… Are passionate about delivering the highest levels of customer service. Have seven+ years' work experience with two+ years in a professional services environment. Excel at working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and managing competing priorities. Engender a culture of professionalism, teamwork and accountability. Have a solid understandin...
Google Mountain View, CA
Google's legal department is at the center of an information law revolution, and you're at its core. As a Legal Assistant, you are a driving force behind the success of your Legal team, ready to roll up your sleeves to create and improve processes, maintain records, conduct legal research and coordinate communications across the team. As you closely support your team, you may find yourself working...
Robert Half Denver, CO
Description Legal Support Supervisor Downtown Denver Our client, a highly respected regional downtown law firm, is looking to add a position to their management team. This legal support supervisor will oversee multiple support departments at their law firm as well as managing work flow for their support staff. A large portion to this role will be to work as a liaison between the staff and HR. W...
CITI Tampa, FL
Description Provides Citi's Global Legal function with the operational support necessary to fulfill its mission. Reviews law firm billings to ensure legal compliance with applicable Citi Legal policies and regulations. Supports a best in class electronic invoicing process for Citigroup Legal by providing operational support and monitoring electronic and manual billings from Outside Counsel and re...
Office Depot Inc BocaRaton, FL
Responsibilities Provide administrative and technical support to Real Estate Attorneys and Paralegals in the Legal Department. Create, manage and maintain weekly Excel report. Track a multitude of time sensitive matters. Input, analyze and report on data from the department's information systems. Transmit documentation and information to other departments and outside counsel. Prepare legal corres...
Citigroup Tampa, FL
Jobing Description Reference Code: 14038991 Location: Tampa, FL, USA Education Level: Bachelor's Degree Job Description Description Provides Citi's Global Legal function with the operational support necessary to fulfill its mission. Reviews law firm billings to ensure legal compliance with applicable Citi Legal policies and regulations. Supports a best in class electronic invoicing process f...
Hunton and Williams Richmond, VA, 23234
The Richmond office of Hunton & Williams LLP is actively recruiting a Legal Support Assistant to provide secretarial assistance to its Structured Finance and Securitization practice. This position provides administrative and legal support for legal teams, clients and the firm, within a team environment. Requirements Qualified candidates will possess a College degree. Experience in a law office o...
Robert Half Baltimore, MD
Description Non-profit organization is seeking an experienced legal assistant to assist with the closing out of legal files. Candidate will be assisting one attorney and will be organizing large legal files to prepare them to be indexed. Experience with transactional paperwork, bank agreements, contracts, or compliance will be helpful. Candidate must have prior legal experience as a paralegal, le...
American International Group Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922
Position Description Accurately prepare drafts of general correspondence, subpoenas within the required due date set forth in the task assignment. Schedule depositions, including hiring court reports and translators, notifying clients of dates, rescheduling same when necessary; notifying all appropriate parties by telephone and/or correspondence. Schedule mediations, arbitrations, conferences and...
American International Group Boston, MA, 02298
Position Description Maintains MA, ME, NH & RI files for GL & WC for staff attorneys. Files DND documents returned from the CPC. Sets up new cases for GL & WC. Backup to Office Manager to process Remote and issued checks. Reopens WC Files, entering onto TeamConnect and updating information on systems as needed. Physically boxes and sends all closed files to off-site storage and retrieves closed f...
TORS Bristol, RI
Our client is a well known regional law firm with an excellent reputation. They are looking to recruit Legal Support Assistants for their Bristol office, in the following areas of law: Commercial Property Corporate Construction The purpose of this role is to provide high quality administrative/ support services to the team to enable delivery of the team operational strategy. Specifically the ...
Robert Half Seattle, WA
Description Robert Half Legal is currently assisting one of its clients with a legal support need. The ideal candidate will have experience in a mid-size to large law firm environment handling a variety of administrative tasks, including large copy projects, filing, front-desk coverage, and other needs. This is a great opportunity and would start immediately. Apply today! Salary DOE...
Robert Half Los Angeles, CA
Description Position Description: Responsible for providing administrative/secretarial services to support the legal team. - Maintain and coordinate calendars, schedule appointments and meetings and arrange travel schedules. - Schedule, plan and organize logistical details for meetings. - Process and reconcile travel and living expense accounts and AP invoices. - Develop PowerPoint presentat...
Brownstein Hyatt Denver, CO, 80208
Our firm is looking for a dynamic individual to join us as a Legal Support Manager. This position will work with our Director of Administration to ensure that all of our legal support roles and departments run smoothly and efficiently with the resources necessary to provide exceptional service to our attorneys and clients. This individual will manage our floating secretaries, receptionists, and wo...
Baxter International Inc Deerfield, IL
Description Combining prior litigation management experience with analytical skills the Legal Support Manager will work with legal case teams to ensure Baxter matter management procedures and policies are fully optimized, implemented and monitored. This position reports directly to the Director of Discovery, but will support numerous case and project teams. Duties include: Work with internal ca...
Citigroup Inc. Tampa, FL, 33602
Provides Citi's Global Legal function with the operational support necessary to fulfill its mission. Reviews law firm billings to ensure legal compliance with applicable Citi Legal policies and regulations. Supports a best in class electronic invoicing process for Citigroup Legal by providing operational support and monitoring electronic and manual billings from Outside Counsel and respective lega...
Digital Forensics Examiner Department:TransPerfect Legal Solutions Summary: We are seeking qualified experienced candidates to join our rapidly expanding global Digital Forensics division. Description: Managing and tracking electronic evidence Utilizing leading forensic software to identify, collect, preserve and analyze electronic data from laptops, desktops, servers, backup tapes, cell pho...
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Legal Support Workers, Other
$24,960.00 - $84,000.00
Typical Salary for Legal Support Workers, Other
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Legal Support Workers, Other
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
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