Litigation Paralegal Jobs
Litigation Paralegal Overview
Litigation paralegals are responsible for assisting attorneys during the litigation process. They are generally expected to assist in pre-claim investigations, drafting legal documents, maintaining indexes and organizing case files and will perform any other tasks as assigned by the attorney they work with. They may also work directly with clients by interviewing and taking formal statements for use in court. A paralegal’s work continues from the start of a trial through the conclusion, settlement and appeals process. Specific duties will vary depending on the size of the law firm and the number of paralegals within the firm. Paralegals are also commonly referred to as legal assistants and may qualify for open legal secretary positions.
Litigation Paralegal Education Requirements
No formal degree, outside of a high school diploma or GED certificate, is typically required to become a litigation paralegal. However, at least a paralegal certificate is recommended to better the chances of obtaining a position with a law firm. Paralegal certificates and associate degrees are offered at many community college and trade schools across the United States. Litigation paralegals with a certification from a professional organization, such as the National Association of Legal Assistants, might have an edge over the competition. To obtain these certifications, candidates will need to qualify for and pass a national paralegal examination.
Litigation Paralegal Job Market
From 2012 to 2022, the job outlook for paralegals, including litigation paralegals, is expected to rise approximately 17 percent, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Employment opportunities are projected to be best for paralegals with strong computer and database management skills as case work and legal research have largely moved to a digital format.
Litigation Paralegal Salary
The median annual salary for litigation paralegal jobs is $46,990 per year. Paralegal salaries vary widely based on factors such as years of experience, educational background and the location and the type of law firm worked for.
Litigation Paralegal Busy personal injury law firm is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal to manage a large case load in our Akron office. Responsibilities would include the following: Obtain, review and organize medical records, calculate damages including medical expenses, lost wages and property damage Prepare, maintain and update damages summaries Log daily mail Prepare and forwa...
Experienced plaintiff's personal injury paralegal wanted for small established firm located in City Park West. Responsibilities include all phases of litigation, trial prep and trial attendance. Must be detail oriented, a multi-tasker and work well with others. Professionalism and courtesy a must. Salary commensurate with experience....
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Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78201
Growing Personal Injury firm seeking experienced litigation paralegal to join their team. Will work closely and assist attorney with a growing case load in the litigation department. Must be highly organized and have great attention to detail, work independently and as part of a team with great work ethic. Must have the following job qualities to be considered: •Experience handling litigation fi...
Our client, a downtown law firm, is looking for a senior litigation paralegal with experience working on multi-district, class action law suits. Strong technology experience is also needed for this position. The right candidate will work proactively, will be a strong communicator, and will know how to run a case from start to finish. A college degree is required. Candidates should have 5-15 years ...
Law department temporary need, indefinite duration (min 6 mos-1 year). Prior bodily injury and/or product liability litigation paralegal experience is needed. The paralegal will work closely with in house and outside counsel and will be responsible for investigating, evaluating, and resolving high exposure general liability lawsuits and providing assistance with discovery efforts (responding to di...
We are currently interviewing for a family law litigation paralegal position in our Gastonia office. We work as a team in our office with each case assigned a paralegal, Associate Attorney and Partner Attorney. Paralegals are not assigned to a specific attorney but rather are assigned to a case. We believe in the following values: honesty, respect, compassion, enthusiasm, and a willingness to le...
Our client, a highly regarded litigation firm in Houston, Texas, is seeking a first class litigation paralegal to join their products liability group. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5- 7 years experience, a Bachelor's Degree and possess a paralegal certificate. Candidates should have some personal injury exposure, with exposure to catastrophic injuries in particular. Candidates should...
Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a Paralegal in its Buffalo office to support a dynamic litigation attorney. Job Description: § Assist in drafting legal documents including, but not limited to, pleadings, motions, and correspondence to opposing counsel and to the court § Conduct computerized medical, scientific, and techn...
Holland & Knight is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to work at our Anchorage office. This is a full-time employee position. The right individual for this role will assist attorneys and practice group in litigation department. Provide assistance in preparing legal documents; perform factual research; draft correspondence; document review and organization; file maintenance; docket deadlines; and prov...
Our client, a large oil and gas company is seeking a full-time senior commercial litigation paralegal. Qualified candidates will have a four-year degree, a paralegal certificate is preferred, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a commercial litigation paralegal in a corporate environment dealing in oil and gas. Candidate must have strong communication skills, proficient in Word, Excel, Summati...
Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer of choice committed to providing career opportunities that last a lifetime. From diverse backgrounds and tale...
Company Confidential Davis Island, FL, 33606
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law Firm seeking experienced litigation and trial Paralegal. Must have ability to multi-task and follow up. Must be detail oriented and organized. Job duties include: Managing personal injury claims from the filing of suit until resolution by settlement or trial; Managing medical malpractice claims from the filing of suit until resolution by settlement or trial; Mana...
Coral Gables law firm has an opening for a full time litigation paralegal. Must have experience with document management database software and coding of voluminous amounts of construction-related documents. Also, deposition, mediation and trial preparation experience. Excellent working environment and benefits package. Send resume and salary requirements to: *****...
Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33427
Busy law firm seeking an experienced litigation paralegal to work under the supervision of litigation attorney. Must have experience with the following: Drafting Complaints Arranging service Drafting discovery responses Drafting motions Mediation Preparation Trial Preparation Drafting Closing Statements Handling Reductions Client Contact Client Profiles software...
Downtown DC Law Firm is currently seeking a Litigation Paralegal position ASAP. This is a long-term contract position(at least 6 months) that could lead to a temp to hire opportunity. Position will require overtime paid at time and half. The candidate should have experience with: - 2+ years as a Litigation Paralegal - Preparing for trial - Organizing documents - Preparing trial exhibits - Pr...
Senior patent litigation paralegal needed for large DC law firm. Please have a BA/BS degree with 6+years of patent litigation experience. Knowledge of prosecution proceedings before the USPO and appeal proceedings before the USPTAB as well as the ITC needed. Some flexibility for overtime and travel needed. Good tenure a must. Local candidates only....
Company Confidential Panama City, FL, 32402
Legal Paralegal/Legal Assistant Firm seeks dependable, detail oriented full-time litigation paralegal/legal assistant with excellent computer skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, and WordPerfect. Candidate must have excellent organizational skills, be self-directed and be able to multi-task. Send resume to P O Box 2467, Panama City 32402 Web ID#: 34298244...
Job Description: Real Estate/Litigation Paralegal - Up to 55-60k! - Temporary Fantastic firm in the Tampa area is looking for an experienced Real Estate/Litigation Paralegal. The Real Estate/Litigation Paralegal will be handling everything the attorney needs, including drafting documents, calendaring, etc. Must have recent experience as a Real Estate Paralegal in Florida, and must have at least ...
A large personal injury law firm is looking for an articulate professional to work as a Paralegal for a Litigation Attorney. This is an exciting career opportunity with a fast paced personal injury law firm. This person will be responsible for talking to clients, insurance companies, medical providers, and defense council. This person will also be responsible for file organization, filing, sending...
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$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Assists attorneys by performing legal research; preparing legal documents; providing support during litigation processes;
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Organizes and maintains corporate entities such as corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, (LLC), and limited liability partnerships (LLP).
Prepares court documents including pleadings, discovery requests, motion papers, and settlement documents.
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