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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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Successful Dallas Plaintiff’s Firm seeks Plaintiff Personal Injury Med Mal Paralegal! Successful candidates must have 5+ years experience working in plaintiffs litigation on medical malpractice cases. Must be able to handle a high-volume med mal docket. Candidates will be expected to work independently. Firm will meet or beat current salary. Position will fill very quickly. Please send all intervi...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Galleria Area Law Firm Seeks Paralegal The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: · At least 2 years of personal injury and litigation experience · Experience dealing with expert reports and depositions · Experience drafting pleadings and e-filings, performing legal research and propounding/handling discovery Please fax resumes to 713-218-2478...
Job Description: Busy law firm seeking an experienced Foreclosure Paralegal. This Paralegal role requires a minimum of 2-3 years as a Paralegal with specific experience in lien/mortgage foreclosure experience. In this Paralegal role, you must have strong litigation experience as well. If you are open to assisting a busy department within a well known law firm as a Foreclosure Paralegal, please app...
Job Description: If you are a trained paralegal with 3-5 years legal experience, please read the following requirements.MUST HAVE: All aspects of probate proceedings, including gathering information, communicating with heirs and legatees, drafting pleadings. Entity formation, primarily limited liability companies and limited partnerships, some S corps. Various corporate work for clients, Buy/Sell...
Job Description: Experienced Litigation Paralegal needed for a Albany firm. Convenient Location - Free Parking. Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of Litigation experience and some knowledge of commercial real estate transactions. Position involves independently preparing discovery responses and motions in State and Federal courts, simple research, reviewing documents, interacting with clients a...
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...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
TRUST AND ESTATE PARALEGAL MORGAN WENTWORTH IS SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL TO FILL TRUST AND ESTATE PARALEGAL POSITION IN PRESTIGIOUS SUBURBAN FIRM CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING: -MINIMUM OF 3-5 YEARS TRUST AND ESTATE EXPERIENCE -MUST HAVE WORKED WITH HIGH NET WORTH ESTATES -ABILITY TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH CLIENTS/HANDS ON -EXPERIENCE WITH TRUST & ESTATES SOFTWARE PRO...
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...
Immigration paralegal with 2+ years of experience. Fill out immigration applications for Adjustment of Status and consular processing including I-485, I-130, G-325A, I-864, I-765, I-131, DS-260 as well as applications for submission to the Immigration Court including EOIR-42A, EOIR-42B and I-589. Prepare I-601 waiver, DACA, and U visa applications for submission to USCIS. Prepare evidentiary packe...
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...
Our client, one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts, has an immediate temporary Paralegal job opening. If you are an experienced real estate paralegal with superior written and oral communication skills you may be an ideal candidate for this position! Essential functions for the Paralegal include: n Preparation of legal documents for real estate closings and other transactions n...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm with 550 attorneys at 31 locations, is seeking a certified litigation paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience preferably in the Employment practice area. Candidates should be familiar with the State and Federal rules of civil procedure and must be able to work independently on discovery, document review, case management, file organization, investiga...
Bressler, Amery & Ross is a mid-sized law firm with over 100 lawyers and offices in four states, offering a broad range of legal services. Based in the firm’s Florham Park office, the Litigation Paralegal will support attorneys in the commercial litigation, insurance litigation and family law practice groups. Primary tasks include: Organizing case files and documents; Case tracking/docketing; Gath...
Lead Paralegal At CoBank, our Lead Paralegal provides transactional support while acting as an overflow resource for general corporate legal matters, including complex legal loan and lease documentation, research, analyses and opinions. The Lead Paralegal also provides primary support to loan and collateral documentation and legal audits within an industry-specific transaction team. This role supp...
Patent Paralegal Business Unit: Vaccines & Diagnostics - Global Legal Division: Vaccines & Diagnostics Company/Legal Entity: Novartis Job Reference Code: 142645BR Job Purpose: This role will be responsible for supporting the patent attorneys in our Cambridge office in all procedural and substantive matters regarding the preparation, filing and prosecution of US and international patent application...
Foreign Patent Paralegal will handle all phases of PCT and national/regional patent applications as well as other duties that arise. The foreign patent paralegal will be responsible for filing all in-house PCT and national/regional applications; including handling all formalities deadlines for all in-house PCT and national/regional applications; handling all correspondence with International autho...
Company Confidential Williamsport, PA, 17701
Law firm seeks a full time family law/civil paralegal. Only qualified candidates should apply. Salary is commensurate with experience & a benefit package is available. Interested applicants should send a resume & cover letter to: Sun-Gazette, Box E-322, Williamsport, PA 17701 provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...
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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)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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