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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POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to provide paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel in the areas of corporate entity documentation and administration, securities reporting and filing, corporate governance matters, and contract administration, including providing assistance to the VP-Franchise Legal in these areas as they relate to the franchising program. ESSENTIAL JOB...
Qualifications: - Minimum of five years’ experience as a paralegal or legal assistant - Familiar with real estate transactions, family, and probate law - Able to work independently with minimal supervision - Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel - Ideal candidate will be proficient with HUD-1 software, Family Law software, and E-Filing - Excellent organiza...
Our client, one of the country's top law firms, is seeking a Lending Paralegal for their Atlanta office. If you are a "roll up your sleeves and get to work" type of person with a friendly and positive attitude, this is the position for you! It is a great team and a wonderful group to work with. Lending Paralegal candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of experience and possess an undergraduate d...
ICANN has an exciting new opportunity for a Paralegal in our Los Angeles office. The Paralegal will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel, performing Paralegal functions of a variable, complex problem solving and responsible nature which require a significant degree of knowledge, decision-making skills and independent judgment. He/she will prepare drafts of various agreements, certificates...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77056
Our management and investment company in the Galleria is seeking an experienced corporate Paralegal to join our growing team. This position reports to the General Counsel. Primary Responsibilities Include: Assist in reviewing board minutes and resolutions; preparing and submitting corporate registration forms and documents for state corporate filings. Track execution of corporate legal documents a...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA, 90831
Immediate opening full time legal secretary/paralegal neededat downtown Long Beach California basedEB-5 regional center. Duties and requirements: - Assist on collecting legal document, copying, translation, marketing material preparing. - Must be fluent in mandarin and English. - 3+ years of experience in translation between Chinese and English. - be familiar with culture of mainland China. - degr...
About Us & Background Information regarding a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Position: Smith Butz, LLC is a dynamic law firm that combines large firm experience with an intimate setting. Our firm is focused on providing individualized personal attention to our clients. At Smith Butz, LLC we strive to uphold and adhere to the highest standards of professional legal services when advising, representing a...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Established Downtown Brooklyn Law Firm is seeking a Paralegal for Litigation and some receptionist work. 1-3 years experiences preferred but will train, college degree preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits available....
Prominent law firm in Boca Raton is looking for a paralegal with at least 3 years probate and guardianship experience to join their firm. This position is working with one of the partners and another paralegal. Requires someone with a leadership mentality who is a self starter and able to deal with the pressure and deadlines of a large and busy firm, with minimal supervision. Ideal candidate will...
Honigman is seeking an Intellectual Property Paralegal/Specialist in our Kalamazoo office to provide legal support on a variety of tasks focused on intellectual property matters, including gathering of preliminary technical information for intellectual property assessment, monitoring deadlines for various domestic and foreign patent activities, and handling routine activities in connection with th...
Family Law Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Ft. Lauderdale Area) (Direct Hire) 1 year or more experience in Family Law Excellent communication skills Great writing skills Prepare pleadings according to attorneys instructions Maintain deadlines for cases and attorney calendar Attorney will train new hire on all other matters Entry level position and entry level salary but excellent opportunity for profes...
Real Estate Legal Assistant/ Paralegal for Brickell Area, Direct Hire opportunity! Ideal candidate will possess the following skills: At least 3 years real estate law firm experience as paralegal or legal secretary (preferably commercial real estate experience in law firm or in-house legal department or title company) Experience in documentation: Preparing and filing a variety of documents, includ...
Summary: This position is primarily responsible for supporting the firm's team of litigation attorneys by performing the following duties. Excellent opportunity to work in a unique law firm environment where dedication is recognized and new ideas are welcomed. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: Experienced litigation paralegal comfortable in preparing pleadings, discovery requests and responses, motio...
Company Confidential New York City, NY
Vibrant, well-known law firm in the residential lending industry is looking for a self-motivated legal assistant or real estate paralegal to join our team in servicing residential mortgage lenders and brokers. The ideal candidate must have some experience as a legal assistant or paralegal at a real estate firm, an extremely positive attitude, strong ability to multi-task, enjoy working closely wit...
Honigman is a premier business law firm with an international practice. Recently recognized in Metropolitan Detroit as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work, we earned this recognition by recruiting attorneys and staff members with outstanding credentials. In addition to Ann Arbor, we have offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Kalamazoo and Lansing, Michigan. With more than 250 attorney...
Job Title:Trusts & Estates Paralegal (Pennsylvania) Minimimum 3 years of experience. Bachelors Degree and Paralegal Certificate Salary is negotiable. Cohen & Grigsby, P. C. is seeking a Trusts & Estates Paralegal to prepare probate pleadings, maintain estate database tracking system for timely filing of subsequent probate pleadings throughout the probate process. Communicate with Executor/Administ...
Outstanding Back Bay boutique law firm is seeking to fill a Commercial Real Estate Legal Assistant/Paralegal Job. Do you want to join an exciting and busy real estate practice at a regional firm with excellent benefits and a fantastic work environment? This is a great chance for an experienced legal assistant to grow, learn, and even gain more paralegal duties after you prove your abilities. Salar...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Kissimmee, FL. Earn $14.72 to $20.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, schedule TBD. Job Description: Outbound calling including call tracking Typing and data entry Assist...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Paralegal Houston, TX; League City, TX Full-Time $50,000 - $75,000 Apply Apply Paralegal Houston, TX; League City, TX Full-Time $50,000 - $75,000 Apply Job Details If you are a stellar Corporate Paralegal with Corporate Law experience and looking for an opportunity in the metro Houston area, please read on! T...
Company Confidential Madison Heights, MI, 48071
AV rated Madison Hts Insur. Defense firm seeking exp. Secretary/ Paralegal Exc. benefits. Salary commensurate w/ exp. Send resume & cover letter to *****...
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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
39.9%
Associates
23.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.4%
Certification
6.5%
Master's
6.3%
High School
4.2%
Professional
2.8%
(744 Respondents)
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