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.
Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in the Denver, Colorado office for an experienced Litigation Paralegal in the Litigation Department. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-8 years of experience in all aspects of Litigation, with emphasis in construction defect and commercial litigation matters. Knowledge of Case Logistics, Case Notebook, Relativity or other document management software, is...
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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...
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...
Job Description: Law firm in the downtown Orlando is looking for a very experienced Commercial Litigation Paralegal. Must have at least 5+ years of experience working in a large firm and must have Florida law experience. Candidate must be well versed in complex litigation , from discovery phase through trial. The law firm pays full benefits, and paid parking. Please send a resume if you are qual...
Fantastic opportunity for a commercial litigation paralegal in large Atlanta law firm! We are seeking a litigation paralegal with at least 5+ years of solid paralegal experience managing cases in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment. The ideal candidate will have strong trial skills, attention to detail and some exposure to securities litigation. This team wants a paralegal who will take c...
Nationally recognized corporate law firm is seeking a Medical Malpractice & civil litigation assistant to assist attorney's in their busy litigation department. - Preparing litigation calendars, spreadsheets, billing, time entry, and e-filing - Review court procedures relevant to pending cases, transcribe attorney and client meetings - Prepare legal correspondence and organize and maintain docu...
Company Confidential Charleston, WV
A professional services firm is seeking a Senior Litigation Paralegal to provide high level litigation support. Must have five plus years of litigation experience. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills and exceptional organizational skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. EOE...
AV rated, full service litigation firm seeks experienced paralegal for Tampa office. Successful candidate should have Florida civil litigation experience. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive compensation package with health benefits and 401(k) option offered.Please submit cover letter and resume in confidence to *****. NO PHONE CALLS....
Our client, a central Denver law firm, has immediate openings for three positions in its busy practice. The positions are as follows: (1) An experienced personal injury litigation legal secretary. Candidates must have law firm and personal injury litigation experience! Excellent typing, proofreading, and grammar skills required. Must be proficient in working with WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Exce...
Company Confidential Cooper City, FL, 33328
Immediate opening available for a full time PLAINTIFF'S LITIGATION paralegal/Legal Assistant. Qualified applicant MUST be Bilingual(English/Spanish) with a minimum of 2-3 years Plaintiff's Personal Injury LITIGATION experience. The ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and looking for a long term position. Excellent salary, benefits and working environment....
A Litigation Paralegal job in Washington, D.C. is available at one of the world’s largest law firms. Your Bachelor’s degree is required. If selected, you will enjoy a business casual dress code, and a generous benefits package. If you’re looking to further develop your career with a cohesive team, this might be the ideal opportunity for you. Litigation Paralegal Job Responsibilities: Organize el...
Hiring today for an In-House Litigation Paralegal job in Jacksonville, Florida, through Special Counsel! Do you have three plus years’ experience working in litigation? Our corporate client is a world leader in transportation and is looking for an experienced and polished professional to join their labor and employment legal team! This is a full time role and benefits are offered. This organizatio...
Hiring today for a Commercial Litigation Paralegal job in Orlando, Florida, courtesy of Special Counsel! Do you have more than three years’ experience providing support to attorneys in this practice area? If so, then apply today to be considered for this permanent role! This opportunity is with a very prestigious and leading Florida law firm with an office in downtown Orlando. They are seeking an ...
Job Description: Several opportunities for Litigation Paralegals, both Defense or Plaintiff experience. Qualified candidate must possess prior Litigation, strong computer and typing skills, and a professional demeanor. Opportunities available in both Downtown and suburban locations. Direct Hire. Apply today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidat...
Company Confidential Orlando, FL, 32803
Fluency in English and Spanish required. Should have 2+ years of civil litigation experience with knowledge of motor vehicle accident and premises liability preferred. Benefits available. Everyday duties include preparing and filing complaints, preparing discovery responses, and scheduling. Excellent organizational and communication skills needed. Must like to work in a fast-paced environment. Wi...
A Temporary Litigation Paralegal job is open in Washington, DC courtesy of TRAK Legal. If you have at least one year of relevant experience and are ready to start a new position immediately, we want to meet you! This role will give the selected candidate a fantastic opportunity to work closely with attorneys at a leading international firm. This assignment will be for at least six months with the ...
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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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Investigates the validity of documents such as wills or tax returns.
Drafts legal documents such as contracts, mortgages, and separation agreements.
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