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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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Manpower is currently representing a client in the Stuart area who is looking to hire a Paralegal. Presently, the opportunity will be 20 hours per week on a Temp to Possible Permanent basis. A Paralegal with a background in Healthcare will definitely guarantee a follow up. Experience with large volume of contracts and agreements in the health care field. Ideally, our client would like someone that...
Senior Corporate Paralegal-WD30001789 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market...
Litigation Paralegal (Chicago Loop) Kluever & Platt, LLC is currently seeking a Litigation Paralegals to join our team and work within our Litigation Department practice group. Depending on experience and work allocation responsibilities may include the following: • Processing incoming cases and setting up new matters in the case management system (document review and management, scheduling deadli...
A Litigation Secretary/Paralegal Job is immediately available through Special Counsel in Phoenix, AZ! This notable Phoenix law firm is seeking an individual with a minimum of three years of experience. If you have a “can do” attitude and has experience in Employment litigation then you’re the ideal candidate. This Phoenix firm provides a highly attractive compensation and benefits package. Respons...
Job Description: Immediate need for an experienced Litigation Paralegal seeking well known firm. 5 + years litigation experience with trial prep from beginning, through the trial and close, 2 + years in the Florida court system, familiarity with Federal and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Florida Statutes and other federal and local rules and procedures, experience preparing pleadings, depos, in...
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Adams, Morris & Sessing is looking for tenacious and talented self-starters.​ In addition, we are seeking individuals who are original thinkers, possess the drive to achieve quick results with an attention to detail, and have the capacity to assume increasing responsibility. Job Responsibilities: Provides legal assistance to attorneys.​ Prepares and files documents with a...
Company Confidential Summerville, SC, 29483
Real Estate Paralegal Law Firm seeking a qualified and experienced real estate paralegal . The ideal candidate will be familiar with all aspects of a real estate closing, Candidate should be familiar with HUD preparation, comprehend closing instructions, preparing title commitments, show professionalism in conversing with lenders, clients and third parties, and demonstrate the ability to work as a...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Company Confidential West Los Angeles, CA
Are you a trademark paralegal who is ready to go in-house? Our client is a fun and vibrant Westside company with an exciting opportunity for a paralegal with at least 3 years of intellectual property experience. This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment for a cutting edge established company. The ideal candidate will be a paralegal who has been doing IP in a large law firm environ...
DEPARTMENT: HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SALARY: Will be discussed during Departmental Interview Based on 26 Pay Periods EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Must be a certified paralegal. Certified paralegal certificate must have been earned from an ABA (American Bar Association) approved paralegal education program. Must have five (5) years of experience as a paralegal or a Bachelor’s Degree. Exce...
Two paralegal positions available at premier downtown personal injury law firm. We need a paralegal to work on cases involving medical malpractice, mass torts and personal injury. Also looking for paralegal to join our client intake department. Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus but not a requirement. We are looking for the right candidates that have either a few years experience or a recent graduate wh...
Roseland based law firm has an immediate need for a professional experienced Litigation Paralegal/ Legal Assistant. Successful candidates will have 3+ years litigation experience and be proficient in filing motions, briefs, and various court documents. Requirements: Litigation experience (knowledge of foreclosure, a plus) Excellent communication and organizational skills Degree and/or Paralegal Ce...
This leading financial institution is looking for a temporary Paralegal to work with the attorneys and paralegals providing legal support and services its client for its Real Estate Investors group. The real estate and investors group specializes in commercial real estate and related investments on behalf of institutional and public, high net worth and retail investors. It currently has assets und...
We have been retained to begin recruiting for an experienced, certified Paralegal or legal secretary. This position is a full-time, permanent opportunity for a well respected firm in the Albany area. The ideal candidate must have at least five years of Paralegal/Legal secretary experience and a background in Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Matrimonial. This firm is looking for an organized and r...
Real Estate Paralegal with closing experience for a rapidly growing, fast-paced, established Virginia Beach law firm. Real estate processing and closing experience, including title review and excellent customer service skills a must. Qualifications Previous real estate processing, closing and title knowledge Strong accuracy and attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Litigation Paralegal in the Sacramento, CA office. Under attorney supervision, this position performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes information. Coordinates efforts between attorneys, cli...
Commercial Real Estate Paralegal We are a prestigious regional law firm looking for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal. This position includes all functions related to commercial real estate transactions. Temp-to-hire or possible Direct Hire. Responsibilities Draft, prepare, and organize commercial real estate closing documents Prepare closing statements Review and plot legal descriptions Prepare...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA). Job Description: This role will provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests and performing clerical functions. Major Job Duties: Receives and screens telephone calls and visitors. Takes messages or directs telephone calls and visitors. Answers ro...
Paralegal Job in Phoenix, AZ A prestigious company in the valley is looking to hire a Paralegal with 3-6 years of experience, this is a direct hire opportunity! If you meet qualifications below- Apply Now! The Paralegal job Duties and Responsibilities include: -Government relations including the resolution of legal issues with various branches and departments of government. -Maintain and update fi...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Business Office Manager with experience in Contracts/ Paralegal for a client in Central NJ. In this position you will be responsible for preparing business/ legal communications, facilitating and tracking compliance initiatives and supporting various departments with other legal related administrative duties. If you are looking for an oppo...
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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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