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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Job Description: Client seeking Paralegal to assist in representing the federal government in litigation matters. Qualifications: ? Requires paralegal certificate. ? Minimum of one (1) year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. Automated litigation support experience valued. ?Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to ci...
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a Market Leading Specialty Firm™, is currently looking for a Trademark Paralegal - Specialist (“Trademark Specialist”) in its New York City office. The Trademark Specialist is responsible for performing at an advanced level of expertise in the Intellectual Property practice group and is able to assist the attorneys in complex matters. The Trademark Specialist exercises a sig...
Mid-sized Kenosha law firm seeks part-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal with excellent writing and typing skills (60+ WPM). Strong organizational skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs required. Prior legal experience preferred. Approximately 32 hours/week. Great work environment....
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Law Firm on Brickell Avenue in Miami that provides legal services in the areas of banking, real estate transactions and commercial & real estate litigation to regional, national and international companies, established and emerging businesses,government entities and individuals throughout Florida is hiring! We are seeking Transactional Real Estate Paralegal Must have 5+ years’ experience with a th...
Randstad is searching for a qualified Medical Malpractice Paralegal to join our client's company, a prestigious firm. The successful candidate will have experience with the following job duties within a large law firm or corporate setting. This opportunity offers a strong career path and a large organization within which to grow. *Must have 3-5 years experience with Medical Malpractice and MUST ha...
Job Summary: The Real Estate Paralegal, under general supervision of Managing Attorney, will be responsible to provide organizational and substantive support to attorneys primarily in the Foreclosure practice area, assignments may extend into assisting foreclosure counselors and pre-purchase counselors.(S)He will ensure client services and satisfactions are attained in all areas of position. Key J...
First Florida Integrity Bank is seeking a legal secretary / paralegal with commercial and residential real estate experience. This is a full time position offering competitive salary + strong benefits package including health insurance, dental, life, vision, accident, LTD, and company match with our 401K. The position reports to Chief Legal Counsel and is located in our main office in Naples, Flor...
Are you ready to join a team staffed by some of the brightest minds in business — a tight-knit group of contributors and leaders that love what they do? At Square 1 Bank, we are a community of passionate, innovative and creative thinkers and doers. Our fast-paced, collaborative culture centers on integrity, ownership, respect and results, and encourages both individual thought and teamwork. As a r...
LegalSource is looking for a talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for a top firm in the Greenwich/NYC area. This is an excellent opportunity to join a winning team! The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience handling T&E files, strong organization and technical skills. Our client offers a warm, friendly working environment, full benefits including a 401K and a competitive co...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced Litigation Paralegal for a temp to hire assignment for a mid-size insurance defense firm in Hartford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, organization and file management skills, e-filing and strong technical skills. Position has great potential to become a permanent position. For immediate consideration, please forward res...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced and talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for our prestigious corporate client. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years experience preparing fiduciary tax returns, probate filings, probate accountings along with the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns. A bachelors degree in accounting preferred, will consider candidates with s...
Hello, My name is Jordan and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Paralegal for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Morrisville, NC. Details for the positions are as follows: Job Description: Support all aspects of litigation management in a variety of corporate litigation matters. Draft litigation hold orders and settlemen...
LegalSource has a urgent need for a talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for a contract opportunity at a well-respected firm. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience handling T&E files: gathering, identifying and preparing the valuation of assets, production of probate and accounting documents, drafting client correspondence, preparation of death tax returns, preparation...
LegalSource has a urgent need for a talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for a contract opportunity at a well-respected firm. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience handling T&E files: gathering, identifying and preparing the valuation of assets, production of probate and accounting documents, drafting client correspondence, preparation of death tax returns, preparation...
An experienced Litigation Paralegal job is open in Washington, D.C. at one of the nation’s top-tier law firms. Your five years minimum of large case experience is required. If selected, you will enjoy some exceptional benefits, including a very generous paid time off plan and free access to the office fitness facility. If you’re looking to step your career to the next level, this might be the oppo...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Litigation Paralegal with an established mid-size law firm in downtown San Francisco. Seeking an experienced candidate with 5-10 years experience in litigation including trial prep, depositions, discovery and cite checking. Requires an analytical mind, strong attention to detail and time management. Must have strong computer skills and be proficient working wi...
Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant Job Description The Legal Department of The Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is looking for a Litigation Paralegal or Litigation Legal Assistant to assist with all aspects of an in-house litigation legal team. The Litigation Paralegal Candidate ("Candidate") should have a strong background (with a minimum of 3 years experience working as a Litigation Paralegal) that...
Description Boutique law firm in New York City specializing in Business and Family based immigration matters seeks Legal Assistant/Paralegal, to work directly under the supervision of partner and other attorneys. Position will provide opportunity to learn and grow. Candidate must be self motivated, team player with excellent communication skills as position requires interaction with clients. Dutie...
Special Counsel has a Contracts Paralegal job open immediately in the Somerville area. Ideal candidates will be experienced contracts paralegals with an additional background in litigation. This is an outstanding opportunity for a great corporation. The Contracts Paralegal job responsibilities include: · Drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts and amendments. · Supporting multiple attorneys...
General law Practice in Central/Eastern Suffolk County seeks a recent graduate/entry level paralegal. Must be open minded and willing to learn on the job. The position is Temp to Perm, a competitive salary when perm. Ideal Candidate must work independently and efficiently in a fast paced work environment while managing a wide range of matters including, but not limited to Real Estate, General Liti...
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1173 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
39.8%
Associates
23.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.5%
Certification
6.5%
Master's
6.3%
High School
4.2%
Professional
2.8%
(743 Respondents)
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