Paralegal Jobs

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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Summary: Supermicro has an immediate need for a Paralegal or Senior Paralegal to join our growing in-house Legal Team. We’re looking for an experienced professional who has the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, has a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and good business sense. The ideal candidate has the ability to adapt to a variety of different situations, and will ...
We have been retained by some of the top law firms in the region to find some of the top talent in the region! Real Estate Paralegal – Must have extensive commercial real estate experience Bankruptcy Paralegal - Creditor Bankruptcy experience with supervisory experience Personal Injury Paralegal – Strong PI experience – independent paralegal SSD Paralegal – Social Security Disability paralegal...
Overview: PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations. As it enters its 60 th year of business, PAE’s current portfolio includes capabilities in critical facility infrastructure, aviation, logistics, training, range operations and national security solutions, to support complex missions for cu...
CACI International West Berlin, NJ
*Job Requisition Number:* 97378 *Category:* Service *Primary Location:* Washington, DC, US **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*:* *Duties and Responsibilities:* -The Tax Division has a requirement for one additional Paralegal. -This position will a...
Wyndham Worldwide North Falmouth, MA
Title: Privacy Paralegal/Sr. Paralegal Location: United States of America-New Jersey-Parsippany Requisition ID: 1416186 Description: Envision your career with one of the worlds largest hospitality companies. We provide a range of hospitality products and services through our global portfolio of world-renowned brands under our parent company, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Do you want to be part of...
Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a solid, family-oriented company that's reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and caring. We are a full-service, multi-line provider of insurance and financial services products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. We are committed to providing outstanding service to our policyholders. Our commitment to customer service is the corn...
Job Requisition Number: 97599 Category: Service Primary Location: Washington, DC, US 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 administrative support, and automated litiga...
Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Multiple Units, USAO DC (Paralegal Certificate Required)(97599) 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 administrative support, a...
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Oregon Department of Justice's Civil Enforcement Division is recruiting to fill a Paralegal position that provides direct support to its Civil Recovery Section. This is a limited duration full-time position, represented by a union (SEIU). This limited duration appointment is anticipated to last 2 years. Limited duration appointments are regular st...
Job Requisition Number: 97378 Category: Service Primary Location: Washington, DC, US 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 : Duties and Responsibilities: -The Tax Division has a requirement for one additional Paralegal. -This position will assist with a wide ra...
At least 1 year college education and 5 years experience. 60 Month Experience 13 Years Education Preferred Skills None Given Job Description Experience in Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation cases. Gather and analyze research data such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles. Verifying and compiling, categorizing all documents such as correspondences and contracts. Prepare legal docu...
At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companie...
PARALEGAL, Tax Division Washington DC (Paralegal Certificate Required)(97378) 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 Duties and Responsibilities: -The Tax Division has a requirement for one additional Paralegal. -This position will assist with a w...
Wyndham International Las Vegas, NV
Privacy Paralegal/Sr. Paralegal-1416186 Description Envision your career with one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. We provide a range of hospitality products and services through our global portfolio of world-renowned brands under our parent company, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Do you want to be part of a company ranked as one of the best places to work? Wyndham Hotel Group (W...
Envision your career with one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. We provide a range of hospitality products and services through our global portfolio of world-renowned brands under our parent company, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Do you want to be part of a company ranked as one of the best places to work? Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG) is the world’s largest hotel company with approxim...
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...
Summary: Supermicro has an immediate need for a Paralegal or Senior Paralegal to join our growing in-house Legal Team. We’re looking for an experienced professional who has the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, has a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and good business sense. The ideal candidate has the ability to adapt to a variety of different situations and will w...
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...
Our real estate investment company has an immediate opening for a paralegal in our Jackson, MS Office. All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree, or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program, or at least four years of well-documented experience as a paralegal. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills....

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