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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Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneysis a leading Personal Injury Law Firm providing legal help nationwide. We offer great career path opportunities with all the support and stability of a thriving organization. With more than 190 employees in 5 locations we are serving clients throughout the nation Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is one of the most successful and most respected law firms. For over 25...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, A Professional Corporation has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal in their Birmingham office. All candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program with at least three (3) years of paralegal experience. Prior mediation and construction experience is preferred. Candidates should...
Special Counsel currently has an exciting corporate/litigation paralegal job in Philadelphia, PA. Ideal candidates will have at least five years of experience in a corporate environment. This temp-to-perm position is an exciting opportunity to become part of a fast-growing company in Center City Philadelphia. Job Description The primary paralegal in a corporate in-house department Research regulat...
Chinese Translator/Paralegal(Night Shift) Hudson Legal Group, PLLC – Ann Arbor, MI Job Duties: Translate our clients' messages from Chinese to English and vice versa. Answer our Chinese clients' phone calls. Translate blogs from English to Chinese. Post messages to Chinese social media and blogs. Some light administrative work. 30% paralegal duties, working with our attorneys. Work from 1:00PM to...
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...
Company Confidential Mineola, NY, 11501
Established firm with practice concentrated in criminal and immigration deportation defense seeks an experienced and qualified immigration paralegal for its Mineola law office. Qualified applicants MUST be fluent in Spanish and have the ability to write in Spanish and translate documents. Must possess first-rate written and verbal communication skills, including ability to compose, edit, and proof...
Company Confidential PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19102
CENTER CITY PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY EXPERIENCED IN PA AND NJ LITIGATION A MUST MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BACKGROUND PREFERRED EXCELLENT BENEFITS SEND RESUME AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS...
Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a LitigationParalegal in its Buffalo office. Job Description: § Assist in drafting legal documents including, but not limited to, pleadings, motions, and correspondence to opposing counsel and to the court § Maintain litigation docket and calendar, noting deadline dates for responsive pleadin...
In support of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement unit at the U.S. Attorney's Office, a Paralegal/Legal Assistant IV executes the following duties: Analyze and review financial records obtained during investigations Assists government attorneys with the financial component in preparation for hearings, depositions and court proceedings Prepares graphs, charts and summaries to assist attorneys in the...
Company Confidential Highland, IN, 46322
Administrative Assistant/Paralegal Part time position (22-35hrs) in Highland, IN Minimum 3 years paralegal experience including office coordination, review and preparation of estate plans, probate, elder law pleadings and legal documents. Quickbooks experience helpful. Submit resume via email to: ***** EOE...
Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (R&D Systems) is a specialty manufacturer of biological research reagents. We have two operating divisions: Biotechnology and Clinical Controls. The Biotechnology Division services the basic research, clinical research, and clinical diagnostic markets with cytokine and growth factor- related products. The Clinical Controls Division continues to rank among the...
IPIC Entertainment is seeking a Corporate Paralegal with real estate, commercial leases, title insurance and corporate experience. This position would assist Sr. VP of General Counsel in all stages of company transactions and with the preparation of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local regulations in the conduct of the business activities. As for certifications, they should...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
Leading Real Estate Firm has an immediate opening for a Lease Draftsperson/Paralegal with at least five years of experience drafting commercial real estate leases. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Lease Draftsperson/Paralegal with in depth knowledge of property management and commercial leases to join forces with a dynamic group. As Lease Draftsperson/Paralegal, you will use your imp...
Prestigious defense litigation firm is seeking an experienced senior trial paralegal with medical malpractice experience. Must have bachelors degree, strong tenure, experience managing others, and solid trial litigation experience. This is a high level, top notch position and requires candidates with superb communication skills and demeanor. Excellent opportunity with room for growth. Position wil...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94102
Workers Compensation Law Firm in San Francisco, CA is looking for a full time/part time Workers Compensation Paralegal. Candidates must have Workers Comp experience. Excellent computer skills are a must. Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. Must be able to work independently and within a team. RESUMES WITHOUT WORKERS COMPENSATION EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED F...
Company Confidential Southfield, MI, 48075
Large personal injury law firm has immediate opening for paralegal with excellent writing skills. College graduate, bachelor's degree. English degree preferred. Will provide training. Benefits. Email resume to *****....
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
Seeking a 5-7 year insurance defense paralegal * Compiles evidence and supporting information by searching records, discovery documents, transcripts, libraries, and databases; interviewing clients, third parties, and expert witnesses. * Prepares legal documents for attorney's approval and use by identifying forms and formats; producing text; proofreading; maintaining document control system. * Beg...
Company Confidential Middletown, CT, 06457
Growing Middletown, CT law firm looking for a Legal Secretary or Paralegal with experience in workers compensation. Job responsibilities will including preparation for workers compensation hearings, opening new workers compensation files, client contact, medical record review, etc. This is a full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and is to be negotiated. Please apply online....
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC, a dynamic, growing corporate law firm headquartered on Route 128 in Waltham, MA is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal to join our Immigration Practice Group. Our fast-paced, friendly environment requires a committed team player with good judgement, initiative, and versatility. We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. This posit...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33131
Law Firm on Brickell Avenue in Miami that provides legal services in the areas of real estate & banking transactions is hiring! We are seeking a transactional real estate paralegal Applicant must have familiarity with Commercial Real Estate and Loan Closings. Must be able to process files from beginning through time of closing and post closing, including title clearance, preparation of all closing...
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
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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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