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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Hyde Park Personal Injury Law Firm is seeking an Experienced Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant, Pre-Litigation Paralegal, and Litigation Paralegal. Must have experience in personal injury. Please email your resume to ***** or facsimile (813) 251-5809....
Litigation paralegal needed for high profile DC law firm. Please have 5 to 7 years experience as a litigation paralegal with a 4 year college degree and a high GPA. Knowledge of how to conduct a document review and production, have trial or trial prep experience, have strong cite checking, proofreading and blue booking skills needed. Salary level in 70's+ doe. Please have good tenure. Other open...
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...
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...
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...
Amazing opportunity to become part of Boston's premier Law firm. Boston office of large regional law firm seeks an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) Specialist to work with attorneys on a patent team. 3 years experience as an IDS Specialist is desired, as is a four year degree from an accredited college or university and a paralegal certificate. Previous experience with biotechnology is a pl...
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...
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...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75206
Small boutique litigation law firm located in North Dallas looking for a paralegal with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience. A background in plaintiff’s personal injury law is required. Ideal candidate will have experience calendaring deadlines, filing documents with the Court, drafting discovery and pleadings, ordering medical records, setting up depositions and mediations, and keeping client...
 Large Law firm in Cleveland is looking for a IP Paralegal to : Manage clients’ foreign and domestic trademark and patent portfolios – large and small.  Docket entry and maintenance of intellectual property matters.  Assist with docketing of trademark oppositions and cancellations.  Communicate directly with foreign associates for the purpose of securing and protecting trademark and pate...
Job Details: Paralegal My client has a full time opening for a Paralegal to join their growing practice. This role will involve the following: Litigation Support Discovery requests Document review Drafting responses to subpoenas Assembling witness binders Deposition summaries Experience with electronic discovery applications You MUST have a good job history and experience with Relativity...
PARALEGAL, P/T (9-2) Downtown. Heavy E-Discovery & trial prep exp. nec. E-mail resume to: *****...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
Our client, a busy downtown Houston Law Firm, is seeking an Office Manager / Paralegal with at least 3+ years of experience in the legal field with current experience as a Paralegal. Candidate must be very polished and professional and possess high energy. The perfect candidate is an Office Manager who also has recent Paralegal experience in Personal Injury – plaintiff side, more specifically car ...
Our client, a Mckinney, Texas based boutique law firm is searching for a Paralegal to join their growing team. Paralegal must possess at least 3+ years prior experience working in a Texas personal injury and/or medical malpracitce law firm environment to be considered. DUTIES will include, but not be limited to: Drafting complex legal documents including pleadings, motions, discovery, affidavits...
Company Confidential Skokie, IL, 60077
Legal Assistant - Paralegal (3+ years’ experience) Part-time Reputable Skokie, IL attorney specializing in employment law is seeking an experienced and organized professional to support/work directly with attorney. Matters include heavy concentrations in employment law, counseling and advice to clients on a vast range of employment-related matters including discrimination; sexual harassment; rac...
Responsibilities: High-level Sr. Paralegal needed for large international consumer packaged goods manufacturer (CPG) Will handle, from beginning to end, various contracts and licenses for CMO's, Distributors, Independent Consultants, etc. including exposure to international agreements Understand, interpret and independently detect and resolve issues Exercise critical thinking skills and be abl...
Strong and Hanni Job Title:Trusts, Estate Planning, Business/Transactional Paralegal Part Time- Flexible Hours Summary: Strong and Hanni is seeking an experienced Trusts, Estate Planning, Business/Transactional, and Real Property Paralegal. Qualified candidates would also possess a positive, energetic, proactive personality and be cooperative. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsib...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1180 Respondents)
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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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