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Paralegal Overview


Paralegals acts as assistants and as support staff to lawyers. They are responsible for writing out new contracts and drafting documents that lawyers will use with clients and in courtrooms. They also file the documents and keep records of past transactions. Paralegal jobs require familiarity with different filing systems because paralegals will often keep track of important files pertaining to upcoming cases. Lawyers and attorneys will call on paralegals for help when it comes to researching new topics and finding information that will help their clients. Paralegals occasionally meet with clients and record meetings between clients and their lawyers. As law offices keep growing, those lawyers need law office receptionists, law office assistants and research assistants.

Paralegal Education Requirements


Paralegals are usually required to have a minimum of an associate's degree or equivalent vocational training. More than 40 percent of all paralegals have at least a bachelor's degree. Many vocational programs across the country offer training for high school students that let them work as paralegals after graduation, and adult students can attend similar programs at vocational schools and community colleges. Paralegals learn the complex language that lawyers use during their training. They also need to possess good time management, communications and critical thinking skills.

Paralegal Job Market


The outlook for paralegal jobs is good. The number of paralegals working in the field in 2012 was 277,000, but this figure will grow to include an additional 46,200 jobs by 2022. Statistics show that this is a growth of 17 percent, which is much faster than most industries. As more students enter law school and pass their bar exams, they will need support staff who can handle tasks and issues outside of the courtroom. Paralegals and legal assistants take care of details, which helps lawyers focus on their clients.

Paralegal Salary


The median salary reported by those working as paralegals is $45,000 to $46,990, which comes out to a wage of $22.59 an hour. Those working for private law firms and corporate legal teams typically earn more than those working for state and federal government agencies.
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant (JD, Paralegal Certificate or Associates in Paralegal Studies Required)(91580) USA-DC-Washington Security Clearance:DOJ MBI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:Continental US Percent of Travel Required:Up to 10% Description The USAO-DC requires paralegal support services to include direct legal support, clerical and administrat...
Senior Paralegal(s) - San Francisco, CA(90682) USA-CA-San Francisco Security Clearance:NACI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:Local Percent of Travel Required:Up to 10% Description Assist foreign law enforcement authorities with their criminal investigations by assisting in the execution of incoming mutual legal assistance treaty requests for collecti...
CACI International Inc. Washington, DC, 20319
Job Requisition Number: 91580 Category: Service Primary Location: Washington, DC, US Security Clearance: DOJ MBI Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable Schedule: Full Time Type of Travel: Percent of Travel Required: Up to 10% Description : The USAO-DC requires paralegal support services to include direct legal support, clerical and administrative support, and automated litigation assistance...
Legal Assistant (JD, Paralegal Certificate or Associates in Paralegal Studies Required) - EOUSA(93998) USA-DC-Washington Security Clearance:DOJ MBI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:None Percent of Travel Required:None Description Duties and Responsibilities: Performs moderately complex litigation support tasks, including, for example, detailed revie...
Kinder Morgan Houston, TX, 77020
Provide paralegal and some administrative support to the Natural Gas Pipeline Group, with emphasis on the five attorneys in the Midstream subgroup.▪Monitor corporate governance issues for Midstream joint ventures, including KM obligations and due dates; draft resolutions/consents; obtain copies of minutes; update minute books and route documents for signature▪Review, edit and draft legal documents...
Description Love video game, entertainment, and technology legal issues? Interested in advising game creators and marketers on the cutting-edge legal issues involved with the development and marketing of video games? We’re looking for a paralegal with trademark experience to join the PlayStation team. Manage trademark and copyright portfolios for PlayStation video games, supporting titles and IP...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with medical records, large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records. Large law firm and multijurisdictional ligation experience a plus. SHB offers a challenging, rewardin...
Position Description: With Infinity, you will discover an ongoing opportunity for a challenging career, job satisfaction, and achievement. We provide career support, training, work/life balance opportunities, flexible work hours and excellent compensation and benefit programs. Our Paralegals handle tasks that are critical to the success of our law offices by conducting legal research and draftin...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Galleria Area Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Firm seeks pre-litigation legal assistant. The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: Ability to prepare letters, set up claims, order police reports and medical records/billing, prepare settlement statements. Strong communication skills and able to work in fast-paced environment. General clerical/secretarial duties. Bilingua...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Galleria Area Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Firm seeks paralegal. The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: Personal Injury and Litigation experience. Experience with scheduling & calendaring mediations/depositions, e-filing pleadings and propounding and answering discovery. Bilingual preferred but not required. Confident candidates please fax resumes to (713) 661-706...
If you value EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION, INTEGRITY, RESPECT and TEAMWORK- YOU belong at Western Wisconsin Cares! We are seeking Registered Nurses who believe in Western Wisconsin Cares' mission to keep individuals healthy, safe, and independent and in their homes as long as possible. A successful Registered Nurse candidate will enjoy a fast-paced work environment while providing nursing services s...
Immediate opening for confident, technically skilled, experienced paralegal in a suburban Phila plaintiffs' firm. Work is fast-paced with challenging but rewarding tasks. Great office atmosphere with true familial camaraderie. Paralegal must be very proficient in Word and Excel and PowerPoint experience a plus. Complex personal injury and/or mass tort experience a plus. Familiarity with local, sta...
Mid-Level Litigation Support Paralegal Our client, a large litigation firm located in downtown Denver, is seeking to hire a litigation paralegal to support a busy litigation team. The ideal candidate must be skilled in using technology, as this position involves database workflow design, maintaining the team's document database, and training, as well as developing support material. Required: thre...
Job Description: This BILINGUAL PARALEGAL Position Features: ? Great Compensation ? Advancement ? Professional Environment Currently recruiting for a bilingual paralegal seeking great compensation and a motivating environment. A paralegal that has 3-5 years of experience with family law or social work would be a great fit for this position. If you are a certified paralegal and bilingual in Sp...
Small, boutique, defense firm in McKinney, Texas, seeks the perfect legal assistant for full-time, short-term (6 mos.) employment with the possibility of permanent employment after that period, depending on the needs of the firm. Applicant must possess a four-year college degree (in any discipline) and/or professional certification from NALA, TBLS. In addition, at least two years of experience in ...
Corporate Paralegal Corporate Paralegal – Fort Worth, TX Corporate Paralegal will perform core activities related to commercial transactions including real estate, M&A and securities. Assist with corporate governance, litigation, and transaction matters for the Legal Team. The Corporate Paralegal will report directly to the Director of Legal Support Services. Duties and Responsibilities: Organ...
Our client, a highly-regarded Raleigh-area corporate law firm with locations throughout the Southeast, is actively recruiting for a top-notch law firm professional to assume key client liaison role. Firm will pay industry-leading wage to attract and retain a star. This is a hybrid role in the Privacy and Security Practice. · This Paralegal will work directly with the General Counsel of a large i...
Paralegal - Part-time Paralegal Opening Paralegal Montgomery County - Part Time Paralegal - Part-time Paralegal - Part-time Part Time Paralegal Flexible Schedule Stivers is looking for a seasoned Paralegal with 2+ years experience for a 5 month contract assignment in Montgomery County. The ideal candidate will have Estate and Trust experience and 3+ years of experience working for a large f...
National Company seeks Real Estate Paralegal to start IMMEDIATELY! Candidates will assist in-house legal department. Must have law firm experience in residential Real Estate transactions. Candidates MUST be willing to perform administrative functions and have a solid knowledge of the real estate industry and transactional work related to residential real estate development. Candidates must also b...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1180 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
40.2%
Associates
23.3%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.4%
Certification
6.4%
Master's
6.3%
High School
4.1%
Professional
2.8%
(748 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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