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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Job Description: Starting over is never easy! Seeking employment in a new community can be just as daunting. If you are new to the Hampton Roads community and looking for an opportunity to bring your legal admin skills to work for a growing, professional firm, then this opportunity may be for you. Paralegal Certificate a must! Experience using Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010 along with strong dat...
Our client, a major law firm, is seeking a Paralegal to join their Wealth Preservation group in Austin. This position requires someone who has previous experience in estate planning and estate administration. Experience in preparing gift and estate tax returns is a plus, but not a requirement. Qualified candidates must possess two of the following criteria: (1) Bachelor's Degree; (2) Paralegal Cer...
Transactional/Real Estate Paralegal Our client, a boutique law firm in Uptown Denver, is looking for a transactional/real estate paralegal to add to their existing paralegal team. Real estate, title or special district experience are highly preferred. We will not be considering candidates with a litigation background. We are looking for someone who is extremely detail oriented, is a team player, i...
Assists attorneys with preparation of loan documents and review of titles, surveys, title commitments, various ownership agreements, and transfer documents. Prepares closing files and follows up on additional post-closing matters. Conducts research using general and legal research tools (e.g., Westlaw, LexisNexis), researches documents filed at the registry of deeds or secretary of state, processe...
Special Counsel is currently hiring a Senior Paralegal for an in-house position with one of our Corporate Clients in the Ardmore, Main Line, Western Suburbs area. This is a direct-hire position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. There is a 45 hour work week for this position. Job Description: Assist General Counsel with corporate projects Work directly with in-house legal team t...
We are an AV Rated, established Workers’ Compensation/ Injury law firm in downtown Greensboro (100 S. Elm St.). We are looking for a Spanish speaking paralegal/legal assistant to join our staff, and we are offering an excellent salary and benefits, depending on experience. We have a large number of Hispanic clients, and Spanish language skills are preferable. Salary: Salaries start at $33,000+ a y...
AS&E is a world leader in the development and production of state-of-the-art X-ray inspection systems. AS&E systems are used around the world to detect threats and contraband at ports, border crossings, high-threat facilities, and other environments. AS&E has an important mission - keeping the world a safer place. It is our employees who play the most important role in making our mission a reality...
Special Counsel is seeking a Corporate Paralegal for an in-house job in Allentown, PA. This job requires a professional with at least 3 years of experience with contracts and corporate governance; additional experience with securities and/or real estate a plus. The position is with a well-known Lehigh Valley-area company and is an excellent opportunity for either permanent or temp-to-perm legal pr...
PARALEGAL OR LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Great opportunity available to join a recently established and growing north side law firm. We are looking for a paralegal or legal administrative assistant with at least 3+ years of experience supporting litigation attorneys in a fast paced, document intensive environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is motivated and detail orie...
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...
Tax Paralegal-WD30005147 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 share we are...
CTG is looking for a Paralegal for a top technology client in the RTP, NCA area. We are looking for someone with 3 - 5 years of experience with any corporate background. This is a short term contract opportunity. Qualifications: Prefer 3-5 years of Paralegal experience. Big company law department experience is preferred, but mid/small corporate or law firm is acceptable. Litigation experience is n...
Our client, a Plaintiff’s toxic tort and pharmaceutical litigation law firm located in uptown Dallas, is looking for a Case Management Paralegal to join their firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation experience (preferably asbestos) in a medium to large law firm. Position requires ability to manage a busy caseload, and work-up numerous personal inj...
Company Confidential Davis Island, FL, 33606
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law Firm seeking experienced litigation and trial Paralegal. Must have ability to multi-task and follow up. Must be detail oriented and organized. Job duties include: Managing personal injury claims from the filing of suit until resolution by settlement or trial; Managing medical malpractice claims from the filing of suit until resolution by settlement or trial; Managin...
Real estate paralegal needed FT for law firm with busy real estate practice. The successful candidate must have at least 10 years experience - commercial and residential. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with a team....
Your Paralegal skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. Are you interested? The ideal Paralegal/Leg...
Bankruptcy law firm is seeking paralegal with at least one year of experience. Spanish speaking preferred. Ideal candidate is organized, efficient, detail oriented and communicates with clients and colleagues effectively. You will be required to communicate with clients daily (phone calls, letters, emails etc.) and assist attorneys with court preparation. Please fax or e-mail a resume to Amanda at...
International firm with over 200 attorneys is seeking a Corporate/Finance Paralegal for the Irvine office. Successful candidate MUST have a 4-year degree, along with an ABA approved paralegal certificate; along with general recording/filing and/or electronic filing with county, state, and federal jurisdictional agencies; excellent computer skills; ability to multi-task; and at least 3 years of exp...

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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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