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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Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43215
PARALEGAL Medium-sized downtown Columbus law firm seeks paralegal with personal injury litigation support experience. Medical knowledge a must. Competitive pay and attractive benefits, including 401k. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax or email resume to Belinda Barnes at 614-228-0032 or *****. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
NURSE PARALEGAL Mid-sized Toledo law firm seeking a full-time nurse paralegal. Medical and bodily injury claim experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please respond with resume, salary requirements, and a list of references to: Box #B2434, The Blade, 541 North Superior St. Toledo, OH 43660Box...
Company Confidential N Charlesston, SC, 29406
Claims Paralegal immediate opening. Candidates must have a Paralegal Cert./Degree. Please send resume and salary requirements to shoffman@ wiggerlawfirm.com...
PARALEGAL Seneca Mortgage Servicing LLC is looking for a paralegal to join our team! Qualified applicants will be certified as a paralegal and have experience within the mortgage industry. Visit www.senecaservicing.com/careercenter to learn more and apply....
Bankruptcy Secretary / Paralegal For Palm Beach County litigation, foreclosure & bankruptcy firm. Experience a must. Benefits & good environment. Email resume & salary preferences to: *****...
Job Description: Seeking Senior Paralegals with experience in litigation civil and / or criminal cases - Multiple positions available at multiple locations throughout Washington, DC! Paralegals must be able to shine, not sweat, under pressure and have experience in the federal and state court system. In addition: ? Must be a Certified Paralegal. ? Must have a minimum of three (3) years of litigati...
One of Birmingham's finest law firms has an immediate need for a senior employment immigration paralegal with at least three years of experience. Responsibilities of this immigration paralegal will include drafting and filing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including H1-B, TN, E, L-1 and O-1 visas, monitoring status with the USCIS, researching visa procedures and immigration laws and regula...
Company Confidential Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Well-established Sturbridge law firm seeks experienced paralegal/legal assistant to support real estate and civil litigation practice areas. Positive attitude, impeccable quality of work, and outstanding customer service skills are required. Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years of relevant work history. All inquiries shall remain confidential....
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...
Company Confidential New Bern, 28563
NewToday.jpg Professional DOWNTOWN NEW BERN LAW FIRM SEEKS: ESTATE ADMINISTRATION PARALEGAL who is highly motivated with 5 years experience and has knowledge of estate tax, probate proceedings and accountings. & DOMESTIC PARALEGAL who is experienced, highly motivated and has knowledge of all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and litigation. APPLICANTS FOR BOTH POSITIONS MUST...
The Skokomish Tribe is seeking to hire a Paralegal The Skokomish Tribe is seeking to hire a Paralegal. The incumbent under the general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of paralegal duties to assist Tribal Attorney(s) and Senior Paralegal. Maintains positive contact with tribal members, tribal staff, and Tribal Directors. Observes confidentiality...
Job Description: Act-1 Legal Insurance is working with a nationally known insurance provider for an in-house legal secretary and paralegal position. This opportunity is perfect for a hybrid candidate who was responsible for secretarial administrative duties, prior to attaining his/her paralegal certificate and working as such in a firm, or in-house, setting. The organization wants a candidate with...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements To be successful in thi...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements To be successful in thi...
Job Description: This Litigation Paralegal Position Features: ? Great Pay up to $80K Top Los Angeles firm currently seeking an excellent Paralegal with a strong Litigation background Working under the supervision of attorneys and senior paralegals, this position is primarily responsible for the preparation and filing of State and Federal court filings. Representative duties may include research an...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38104
Law firm in Memphis looking for paralegal with strong organizational skills and working knowledge of medical records, medical bills, discovery, and other aspects of civil litigation. Minimum of two years of experience in the legal field preferred. Legal secretaries with requisite skills and experience will be considered. Paralegal degree/certificate not required....
Join P.F. Chang's and become our Paralegal at the Home Office in North Scottsdale! Working directly with in-house and outside counsel, this position will be responsible for providing day-to-day support of employment-related legal matters, assisting the human resources team, and on-going compliance and legislative research and reporting. He / she will have a high level of professionalism, confidenc...
Job Description: This Legal Assistant Position Features: ? Established Company ? Great Experience ? Variety Of Duties ? Great Pay $20-25/hour Immediate need for a paralegal or executive assistant to work as a legal assistant in an established company, to gain great experience and variety of duties. Wide degree of creativity and latitude, good judgment and ability to multi-task will be keys to succ...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Well Established Company ? Competitive Salary ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for paralegal seeking well established company, competitive salary and professional environment. Insurance defense experience, general liability experience and ability to multi-task will be keys to success in this prestigious organization....
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Established Company ? Competitive Salary ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $30/hour Immediate need for paralegal to work as Legal Secretary seeking established company, competitive salary and professional environment. Strong litigation background, excellent writing skills and dedication will be keys to success in this prestigious organiz...
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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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