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.
Job Description: Immediate need for an experienced Mortgage Foreclosure/Litigation Paralegal in the Melbourne area! If you are looking for a stable and growing firm to work within, this is the position for you! This is a temp to perm position. Candidates must have at least 5 years of litigation experience, mortgage foreclosure and lien foreclosure. Candidates with HOA background are preferred. Cli...
Job Description: Experienced Litigation Paralegal needed for a Albany firm. Convenient Location - Free Parking. Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of Litigation experience and some knowledge of commercial real estate transactions. Position involves independently preparing discovery responses and motions in State and Federal courts, simple research, reviewing documents, interacting with clients a...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Bressler, Amery & Ross is a mid-sized law firm with over 100 lawyers and offices in four states, offering a broad range of legal services. Based in the firm’s Florham Park office, the Litigation Paralegal will support attorneys in the commercial litigation, insurance litigation and family law practice groups. Primary tasks include: Organizing case files and documents; Case tracking/docketing; Gath...
Summary: This position is primarily responsible for supporting the firm's team of litigation attorneys by performing the following duties. Excellent opportunity to work in a unique law firm environment where dedication is recognized and new ideas are welcomed. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: Experienced litigation paralegal comfortable in preparing pleadings, discovery requests and responses, motio...
Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant Job Description The Legal Department of The Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is looking for a Litigation Paralegal or Litigation Legal Assistant to assist with all aspects of an in-house litigation legal team. The Litigation Paralegal Candidate ("Candidate") should have a strong background (with a minimum of 3 years experience working as a Litigation Paralegal) that...
Special Counsel currently has an exciting corporate/litigation paralegal job in Philadelphia, PA. Ideal candidates will have at least five years of experience in a corporate environment. This is a temp-to-perm broad based position in a fast growing, fast paced, highly entrepreneurial company in Center City Philadelphia. Job Description The primary paralegal in a corporate in-house department Resea...
Company Confidential PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19102
CENTER CITY PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY EXPERIENCED IN PA AND NJ LITIGATION A MUST MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BACKGROUND PREFERRED EXCELLENT BENEFITS SEND RESUME AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS...
Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a LitigationParalegal in its Buffalo office. Job Description: § Assist in drafting legal documents including, but not limited to, pleadings, motions, and correspondence to opposing counsel and to the court § Maintain litigation docket and calendar, noting deadline dates for responsive pleadin...
Prestigious defense litigation firm is seeking an experienced senior trial paralegal with medical malpractice experience. Must have bachelors degree, strong tenure, experience managing others, and solid trial litigation experience. This is a high level, top notch position and requires candidates with superb communication skills and demeanor. Excellent opportunity with room for growth. Position wil...
Burg Simpson seeks an experienced litigation paralegal (5+ years) for its growing Commercial Litigation department. Successful candidates will work on all aspects of complex commercial cases. The position requires: Proficiency in applying the rules of civil procedures in both state and federal courts; Experience in reviewing and analyzing business, financial, and other case-related documents and r...
Eberstein & Witherite, LLP has an immediate opening for a full-time litigation paralegal to join our wonderful legal team. The right candidate MUST have 5+ years’ experience in a high volume plaintiff’s personal injury/MVA practice. The right candidate is personable, organized, responsible, and able to professionally handle a high volume MVA case docket. This position requires the ability to pro-a...
Experienced Litigation Paralegal needed immediately for complex mass tort litigation practice. This person must be able to organize & manage documents and compile data using various litigation databases, calendar & manage deadlines for litigation team, draft reports for clients, draft pleadings and notices, work with experts, electronically file (ECF) in federal courts, an communicate with court p...
New York-New York City - Patent Litigation Paralegal Opportunity to work in midtown boutique IP firm. Take on responsibility. MUST have 5 years PATENT LITIGATION. Opportunity to travel. Prepare motions, trial prep, research. Work on Pharma and Elec cases. email *****...
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, a forty-lawyer firm in downtown Baltimore, is seeking a litigation paralegal with experience in complex commercial and criminal litigation matters. The position presents the opportunity to join a unique group of professionals practicing at the very highest level of expertise and client service in a friendly and supportive work environment. The successful candidate...
Our client, a prominent international law firm, is looking to add a Senior Litigation Paralegal to their New York office. Qualified candidates must have 7+ years of complex litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have significant trial experience and trial preparation experience, experience managing large case files, experience conducting fact research, excellent interpersonal skills, and...
Litigation Paralegal Our client, a national law firm located in downtown Denver, is looking for a litigation paralegal with experience in insurance defense or med mal cases. We are looking for someone with extensive experience preparing medical chronologies. The right candidate will have strong computer capabilities, be able to work independently and have the ability to work a case from start to f...
Company Confidential New York, NY
We are working with a boutique business litigation firm in Midtown East seeking a litigation paralegal with trial and complex litigation experience. You must have the following experience to be considered: 3-8 years experience working on complex litigation Stable employment history Experience with electronic litigation databases (Summation, Concordance, Relativity, etc.) Trial experience Cite chec...
Litigation paralegals for junior, mid level and senior level paralegals- many openings with prominent DC metro area law firms for experienced litigation paralegals. Must be a college grad with a high GPA and have traditional paralegal skills. Minimum one year experience in a law firm environment needed. These openings are for all types of law. Several openings require IP litigation. Salary levels...
Our client, a law firm in North Atlanta, is seeking a litigation paralegal to join their team immediately! Qualified paralegals will have at least four years of experience in the commercial real estate field, as well as heavy State and Federal e-filing experience. This paralegal will be responsible for supporting a busy Partner and two Associates with drafting legal pleadings, letters, and documen...
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$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
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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;
Rate of Growth
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Organizes and maintains corporate entities such as corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, (LLC), and limited liability partnerships (LLP).
Organizes and tracks legal documentation such as case files.
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