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.
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2 or more years experience as a paralegal/legal assistant. Assists attorneys in the practice of law, performing those legal and quasi-legal tasks which can be delegated to a staff employee. Responsibilities include but are not limited to indexing, organizing, and analyzing legal and other documents. Issuing subpoenas. Coordinating and participating in document production. Assisting with trial prep...
Company Confidential West Hartford, CT
litigation PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT West Hartford law firm is seeking an experienced and organized Litigation Paralegal / Legal Assistant for commercial litigation practice with knowledge of the court system and excellent written/communication skills to serve busy commercial litigation practice. Minimum 2-3 years litigation experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word preferred. Salary co...
Part Time Litigation Paralegal needed for a busy general practice law firm in Hartford, CT. Must be a team player with good organizational and multi-tasking skills. Some of the job responsibilities will include: File management, e-filing, telephone communications, discovery requests, etc. Prior experience is desirable. This is a part time position offering flexible hours, approximately 20 hours p...
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 be proactive in carrying out work responsibilities, and a strong communicator, and will know how to run a case from start to finish. A college degree is required. Cand...
Ciancio Ciancio Brown, a Broomfield law firm, is seeking a civil litigation paralegal with at least five (5) years’ experience. Experience in corporate and construction matters is a plus. Position requires excellent PC and document organizational skills, working knowledge of all Microsoft products and highly experienced with docketing and calendaring required. Ideal candidate will have a strong or...
Job Description: This Litigation Paralegal Position Features: ? Great Pay to $45K Prestigious and well-established law firm has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Litigation Paralegal. Family-oriented and reputable Personal Injury Firm seeks experienced paralegal to assist with pre-trial and trial preparation. This amazing opportunity offers room to advance and the chance to work with some of the top n...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Bellaire Law Firm Seeks Paralegal The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: At least 2 years of personal injury litigation experience Experience dealing with expert reports, depositions and scheduling Experience drafting pleadings and e-filings, performing legal research and propounding/handling discovery Bilingual preferred but not required Please fax resumes to ...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Personal Injury Litigation Paralegal-Bilingual Prestigious Plaintiff law firm is seeking an experienced bilingual (fluent) paralegal to join our firm. We are located just outside the Galleria area. Must be certified from an approved paralegal education program. Excellent oral and written communications a must. Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task and handle heavy caseload. Knowledge of Tri...
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...
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...
Beacon Hill Legal is always looking for well rounded litigation paralegals. We have a few opportunities at the moment that are looking for paralegals with a background in complex commercial litigation and medical malpractice. Interested candidates should apply today! Find Us on Facebook! Follow BeaconHillLegal on Twitter! Beacon Hill Staffing Group is an EEO Employer. Company Profile: Founde...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Litigation Paralegal in the Sacramento, CA office. Under attorney supervision, this position performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes information. Coordinates efforts between attorneys, cli...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30328
A small, successful law firm in the Perimeter area is looking for a Paralegal with 3-5 years of experience. At least 2 years of litigation experience is a must. Salary is based on experience level. Responsibilities: Support attorneys with any assigned projects Prepare correspondence and reports Perform legal research Prepare discovery and initial draft of responses Prepare other pleadings E...
A direct-hire Litigation Paralegal job in Washington, D.C. is available with one of the nation’s top-tier law firms. Your exceptional cite checking skills are required. If selected, you will enjoy a positive work environment with some of the top professionals in the metro area as well as full paid heal coverage. If you’re looking for substantive work and a tight team environment, this might be the...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78212
Near Northside San Antonio Law Firm Seeks Senior Litigation Paralegal Looking for a career opportunity and a great place to work? You've found it! Our relaxed family-friendly atmosphere, hard working, professional team, and top-notch compensation and benefits package combine to make this one of the best small to mid-sized law firms in San Antonio. Our standards for employment are exacting because...
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...
Company Confidential Cooper City, FL, 33328
Immediate opening available for a full time PERSONAL INJURY 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....
Expanding "AV" Rated Law Firm seeks qualified Civil Litigation Paralegal. Salary & benefits based on experience & qualifications. Fax resume to: 386-255-8100...
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$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
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Assists attorneys by performing legal research; preparing legal documents; providing support during litigation processes;
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Assists in trial or hearing preparation by compiling lists of witnesses and ensuring they will attend proceedings; conducting pre-trial interviews; scheduling appearances by expert witnesses; preparing exhibits and documentation; researching jury issues.
Investigates the validity of documents such as wills or tax returns.
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