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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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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...
Probate Paralegal- Established law firm. Experience in probate matters, from initial filing to closing estate. Experience in formal and summary administration of estate and trust administration a must. Excellent written/verbal skills. Proficient in word, excel and hot docs. Work on own w/attorney supervision. Paralegal degree or certificate preferred. Salary plus benefits. Email resume to officema...
Job Description: Job Title: Executive Legal Assistant Reports to: Executive Vice President Essential Job Functions: 1. Provide high level administrative support that involves reports, letters, and memos, schedules meetings, planning trips, answering phone calls and managing information requests. Ensuring that our schedule runs smoothly is a top priority. 2. Typical office work 3. Handle confidenti...
Job Description: A well known legal firm in Silicon Valley is hiring for a Paralegal Assistant. This position requires a 4 year degree as well as someone who has had some experience working with a law firm. Will be processing case files, researching and entering information into the database, and working closely with attorneys and paralegals with any other support needed. Seeking an individual who...
CURE Auto Insurance is looking for an experienced paralegal to join our team. CURE is an auto insurance carrier writing business in NJ and PA - with a growing in-house legal department. CURE offers a great working environment and comprehensive benefit package which includes health and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, 401k with company match, generous paid time off, and much more! We...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a Paralegal/Court Clerk to join the firm’s Chicago office. This position will have interaction with government agencies including judges’ clerks and be responsible for court and agency filings. General computer skills including software and hardware knowledge preferred in order to assist with technology issues when needed. Assist in various type...
Paralegal Vertex Inc. is the leading provider of corporate tax software and services worldwide. By combining advanced technology, sophisticated software, and an exceptional team of experienced tax experts, we help our customers unlock huge process and productivity gains, limit risk, and make tax a more integral, strategic contributor to business success. Our offerings are showcased by Vertex Enter...
Job ID ENP-00004046 Emerson Company ASCO Power Technologies Country United States State/Province New Jersey City Florham Park Publish Start Date Jun 19 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description ASCO Power Technologies, an industry leader in the manufacturing of automatic transfer switches, industrial control products and power control systems, services and solutions, has an exciting...
Position Overview: Assist in-house attorneys, patent agents and senior paralegals in all aspects of contract generation and patent prosecution review and docketing. Job Details: Contract Related · Assist in ensuring agreement requests from internal stakeholders are timely addressed. · Identifying appropriate agreement type needed for common situations, and prepare first drafts for internal review...
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington, D.C. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the publ...
Job Description: Immediate need for an experienced Mortgage Foreclosure/Litigation Paralegal in the Melbourne area! If you are looking for a stable and growing firm to work within, this is the position for you! This is a temp to perm position. Candidates must have at least 5 years of litigation experience, mortgage foreclosure and lien foreclosure. Candidates with HOA background are preferred. Cli...
Job Description: Client seeking Paralegal to assist in representing the federal government in litigation matters. Qualifications: ? Requires paralegal certificate. ? Two (2) years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience helpful. ? Automated litigation support experience required. ? Able to perform legal research in Lexis/Nexis and /or West Law. ? Applicant must have the abili...
Job Description: Great opportunity for those looking for experience in federal government. Several positions available! Great benefits! Requirements: ? Must be a Certified Paralegal. ? Must have a minimum of two (2) years of litigation paralegal experience. ? Must have trial experience. ? Experience using LEXIS and Westlaw. ? Familiar with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and reso...
USS, LLC USS, LLC. has become the fastest growing company in the Loss Prevention industry by combining state of the art technology with unsurpassed customer service. USS, LLC offers a complete range of solutions tailored to meet the challenges of Loss Prevention and Security professionals. The majority of USS’s clients are retail companies throughout the United States. An example of our products w...
Company Confidential Winston-Salem, NC, 27104
Busy mid-size law firm seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal. Ideal candidate must have impeccable attention to detail, above average organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ease. Experience working in a law firm setting is required. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume for co...
We are looking for an experienced real estate Paralegal for a busy law office in Boca Raton. The ideal candidate will have over 5 years' experience in both commercial and residential real estate. Responsibilities: - Calendaring/filing with courts of all hearings, mediations, depositions. - Preparation/filing of hearing packages, Motions, Trials. Notices, Pleadings, etc. - Maintain/update/review st...
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...
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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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