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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Litigation Paralegal with 5 years of Commercial Litigation experience, please read on! What's In I...
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...
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...
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...
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. San Francisco, CA, 94118
Job Requisition Number: 90682 Category: Service Primary Location: San Francisco, CA, US Security Clearance: NACI Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable Schedule: Full Time Type of Travel: 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 re...
Administration Paralegal Full Time Experienced Estate Administration Paralegal Minimum 4 years experience as Estate Administrative Paralegal. Familiar w/ Lackner 6 in 1 Estate Admin Software. Must be able to work with multiple attorneys in fast paced environment. Paralegal degree or Certificate preferred. Seeking professional, organized person w strong case management skills. Pls send introductor...
This position will support several business litigation attorneys, handling multiple voluminous cases in state and federal court, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. The selected candidate will assist in all aspects of the litigation process, including providing support for attorneys in the discovery process, motion practice, as well as hearings, mediations, trials, and arbitrations...
Litigation Paralegal The Cochran Firm Memphis is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal with at least 5 years of experience. Working knowledge of Personal Injury and/or Medical Malpractice cases preferred. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational and prioritizing skills and is capable of assisting multiple attorneys. Submit resume to: ***** ESSENTIAL FUNCTION...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with medical records, large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records. Large law firm and multijurisdictional ligation experience a plus. SHB offers a challenging, rewardin...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
Supports one to two attorneys working with local governmental agencies in litigation matters.Well established governmental defense firm has an immediate opening in its Allen Parkway offices for Litigation Paralegals. These positions repors to a very busy department handling ad valorem tax litigation. Five or more years prior litigation experience is a must. Previous experience in related field a p...
Job Description: If you are a confident, trained paralegal with 5+ years experience in domestic or family law, this may be the career opportunity that you've been waiting for! A local, prestigious, well known firm is seeking a experienced paralegal or law school graduate that can hit the ground running. Monday - Friday, 8-5. Salary DOE. Apply today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer...
Large multi-billion revenue energy client is seeking a Paralegal -Commercial Contracts to assist in its Legal department. The client is located in west Houston. The contract is expected to be for six (6) months. The pay rate depends on overall experience and qualifications. · Provide routine commercial paralegal services in connection with contracts, finance and real estate matters, bankruptcies,...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
IIPLG is a small Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Champions Area of Houston, TX. We are seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist in the preparation and filing of paperwork relating to U.S. and International Patent Applications. A minimum of two years intellectual property legal experience is required. The job requires a very high level of attention to detail and strong organizational ski...
SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering high performance computing, server, storage, data center and cloud computing solutions and professional services. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) has an immediate need for a Paralegal to support the legal needs of a worldwide legal department and provide assistance on a wide variety of pr...
Real Estate Paralegal (Part-Time, Temporary) Busy law office in East Brunswick, NJ seeks a part-time, temporary paralegal (recent law graduates will be considered). This position could be converted to full-time employment for the right candidate. The hourly rate is $18-$20 and the start date is immediate. Primary Duties: Under attorney supervision, the successful candidate will handle all aspec...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Paid Benefits ? Paid Holidays ? Career Development Great opportunity for an experienced Paralegal in Houston, TX. QUALIFICATIONS ? Paralegal certificate. ? At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. ? Automated litigation support experience. ? Proven legal work experience and knowledge...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1177 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%
(747 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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