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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-REAL ESTATE Holden law office seeking person with knowledge of mortgage documentation. Full-time. Send resume and salary requirements to Bennett & Forts PC, 1093 Main St., Holden, MA 01520, fax 508-829-7326 or *****...
Immigration Paralegal (Philadelphia) At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. W...
Our client is seeking a Paralegal. The potential candidate will provide support to attorneys. The potential candidate under the direction of an attorney resolves routine legal issues. · Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, con...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10022
Creative firm seeks addition to its legal team to support corporate attorneys. Bachelor degree required, academic distinction out of top tier college highly preferred. Excellent opportunity to become paralegal and take on additional responsibilities. Professionally interface with all levels of the organization, include executives and Board members, clients and vendors. Perform clerical activities:...
Minor & Jester, P.C. is seeking a Paralegal/ Legal assistant. Qualified applicant will have at least three (3) years of law firm experience. Excellent case management and drafting skills required and a Bachelor's Degree/Paralegal certificate are preferred. Please send your resume, references, and salary requirements to *****...
Job Title:In-House Immigration Paralegal Requisition ID:1400H80 Job Category:Contracts and Legal Primary Location:USA-VA: VIRGINIA-FALLS CHURCH Schedule:Full-time Job Type:Regular Travel:Yes, 5 % of the Time Job Posting:Jul 28, 2014, 12:42:08 PM Description: CSC's Corporate Legal Department in Falls Church, VA is searching for an Immigration Paralegal with 2 or more years of business Immigration e...
Are you the best in your profession? Then you should be working for the best in town! Downtown law firm with stellar real estate practice is seeking a SENIOR real estate paralegal with 10+ years of commercial real estate experience in a large law firm setting. If you are at the point in your career where you can manage large projects from inception, take the ball and run with it, and want to be at...
Job Description: This Paralegal/Legal Secretary Position Features: ? Competitive Pay ? Growth Opportunity ? Prestigious Company ? Great Pay to $70K Immediate need for paralegal/legal secretary seeking competitive pay, growth opportunity and prestigious company. Paralegal certificate from ABA-approved school, experience in personal injury/medical malpractice/ and expertise in responding to and mana...
Company Confidential Warwick, RI, 02888
Busy Family Law Firm seeking Full Time Paralegal Pay range: $18.00-$22.00/hour Benefits include: health insurance contributions, paid vacation time and holidays, 401K contribution, profit sharing Small, fast-paced legal office looking for experienced paralegal. This position is ideal for someone that has strong interpersonal communication skills, is detail-oriented and looking to stay busy. Daily...
This leading financial institution is seeking a temporary paralegal for its Legal Field Services Unit (FSU). The FSU is a part of the Legal and Compliance division and handles inquires raised by Financial Advisors, branch management, and other personnel in the firm’s retail brokerage branch system. The temporary paralegal will be responsible for reviewing guardian and conservatorship orders. Two t...
The Law Office of Laura A. Carpenter specializes in Family Law, Criminal Law, Wills and Probate. Looking for an experienced paralegal to assist with current business needs. Applicants will need to be able to: - A working knowledge of prodoc/westlaw - A proficiency in preparing motions, pleadings, discovery, and orders - Assist attorneys with any possible legal needs - Maintain regular contact with...
Company Confidential Anaheim, CA, 92801
Growing Anaheim Corporation is seeking an experienced Paralegal/Contracts Administrator with heavy contract review. A construction background is very helpful but not necessary. Successful person must have contract review experience and be extremely organized and able to multi-task. This is a direct-hire position. Please submit your resume in Word format for consideration....
PARALEGAL OR LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Great opportunity available to join a recently established and growing north side law firm. We are looking for a paralegal or legal administrative assistant with at least 3+ years of experience supporting litigation attorneys in a fast paced, document intensive environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is motivated and detail orie...
D&B offers exciting career opportunities and we are currently hiring a Corporate Secretary Paralegal for our Short Hills, NJ location. Responsibilities Managing proxy statement timeline and coordinating the drafting, printing, mailing and filing of the proxy statement (including maintaining relationships with outside vendors - printer, proxy solicitor, transfer agent, voting tabulator) Managing al...
One of NYC's premier asset management companies is in search of a paralegal/custodial manager. This position requires 4+ years of solid experience performing all aspects of collateral management from acquisition of loans through disposition. This includes but is not limited to: · Manage on-site collateral reviews and provide exception and risk assessment to the trading desk prior to funding. · Coo...
Manpower is currently representing a client in the Stuart area who is looking to hire a Paralegal. Presently, the opportunity will be 20 hours per week on a Temp to Possible Permanent basis. A Paralegal with a background in Healthcare will definitely guarantee a follow up. Experience with large volume of contracts and agreements in the health care field. Ideally, our client would like someone that...
Senior Corporate Paralegal-WD30001789 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market...
Litigation Paralegal (Chicago Loop) Kluever & Platt, LLC is currently seeking a Litigation Paralegals to join our team and work within our Litigation Department practice group. Depending on experience and work allocation responsibilities may include the following: • Processing incoming cases and setting up new matters in the case management system (document review and management, scheduling deadli...
A Litigation Secretary/Paralegal Job is immediately available through Special Counsel in Phoenix, AZ! This notable Phoenix law firm is seeking an individual with a minimum of three years of experience. If you have a “can do” attitude and has experience in Employment litigation then you’re the ideal candidate. This Phoenix firm provides a highly attractive compensation and benefits package. Respons...
Job Description: Immediate need for an experienced Litigation Paralegal seeking well known firm. 5 + years litigation experience with trial prep from beginning, through the trial and close, 2 + years in the Florida court system, familiarity with Federal and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Florida Statutes and other federal and local rules and procedures, experience preparing pleadings, depos, in...

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