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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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Everett Kelley Associates, Inc. Houston, TX
Job Description: LITIGATION PARALEGAL Leading, well established Philadelphia based law firm is seeking a bright and experienced Litigation Paralegal to join their growing Center City Philadelphia team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a stable, successful firm offering exciting and challenging work within a friendly, professional working environment. The Litigation Paralegal will work v...
MajorWestcott Group, LLC Houston, TX
Job Description: FANTASTIC NEW OPPORTUNITY THROUGH THE MAJORWESTCOTT GROUP! ENTRY-LEVEL PARALEGAL/ PARALEGALS Two stellar LAW FIRMS are looking for TWO ENTRY-LEVEL PARALEGALS. These ENTRY-LEVEL PARALEGAL candidates should possess WORK COMP, FORECLOSURE, or any LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE. They will consider bright, entry-level candidates with PARALEGAL certificate/degree or four year degree. We are loo...
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...
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...
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...
General Summary: Senior level para-professional position supporting Andover and Memphis based attorneys, including VP ? US Legal, on intellectual property (?IP?), commercial contracts, litigation and other legal matters. Regularly interfaces with outside counsel, executive staff, attorneys and other legal department staff, all functional departments of business units, outside sales personnel and ...
Company Confidential Kansas City, MO, 64106
Job Purpose: A jack-of-all trades position with room for growth financially and in terms of responsibility. Supports law office operations by monitoring many facets of its operations. This position will provide paralegal/secretarial/and office management duties--everything from interviewing witnesses and prospective clients and drafting simple pleadings to managing supplies and inventory to manag...
Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Growing law firm looking for full-time detail oriented paralegal. The perfect candidate would possess a background in personal injury with case management skills. Benefits & 401K available. Send resume & salary requirements to: ***** Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Company Confidential Brookfield, WI, 53045
Paralegal / Legal Secretary Our Brookfield firm is looking for a motivated Legal Assistant or Paralegal. Our mission is to give clients the best possible representation from the beginning of their case to its conclusion. This position is responsible for a substantive amount of legal work in a fast-paced environment. This is a full time position, Monday-Friday. Candidates must be hardworking, rel...
Our client, a large 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: three to five years' experience as a civil litigation ...
Our client, a national law firm, needs to hire a paralegal to support the practice of its business group in its downtown Denver office. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years’ experience in a transactional practice, with significant work with corporate documents, corporate filings, and M&A due diligence. A paralegal certificate is required. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, be a...
Large and extremely busy residential real estate law firm seeks candidates for immediately available position. Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience with the following: HUD-1 preparation, title review, title clearing, client relations, closing scheduling, and general office tasks including proficiency with various closing software. The ideal candidate for this position ...
Prime Legal is seeking an experienced LITIGATION PARALEGAL to support a practice of a respected law firm in Norfolk, VA. This role could offer the right individual an opportunity to get involved with a well-established and busy litigation practice. As a paralegal in this firm, you will provide support to attorneys on large complex litigation matters. If you want to contribute as an impactful memb...
Job Description Following established guidelines to investigate possible Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Act of 1996 complaints. Gathers, prepares, summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys and other legal counsel. Maintains case files of new and existing complaints; performs legal research; indexes, tracks documents being sent to possible complainants. Respon...
Job Description Following established guidelines to investigate possible Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Act of 1996 complaints. Gathers, prepares, summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys and other legal counsel. Maintains case files of new and existing complaints; performs legal research; indexes, tracks documents being sent to possible complainants. Respon...
Pottstown Law Firm with busy Estate Practice needs full-time Estate Administration Paralegal with 6+ years of solid exp, preferably familiar w/Lackner Estate Admin Software. Must have a professional presentation, be very organized, have experience handling Pennsylvania Estates from start to finish; including Inheritance Tax Returns, Federal Estate Tax Returns, Final Accountings, etc., and be able ...
Established in 1989, National Interstate is one of the leading specialty property and casualty insurance companies in the country. We offer more than 30 different insurance products, including traditional insurance, innovative alternative risk transfer (ART) programs for commercial companies and insurance for specialty vehicle owners. We are able to provide innovative and customized insurance prod...

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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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