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 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...
Job Description: Well-established, dynamic, full-service real estate firm has an immediate opening for a Paralegal Lease Administrator with in depth knowledge of property management and commercial leases. Functions / Tasks ? Draft leases, amendments, and related documents ? Monitor upcoming lease expirations and tenant option notices ? Track collection and litigation matters ? Prepare forms for co...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions is working with a West Los Angeles company to find a corporate finance paralegal to join its in-house legal department. Corporate Paralegal should have 2+ years of experience with corporate, contracts, M&A and financing matters. Corporate Paralegal should have strong organizational skills, experience preparing board consents and corporate documents, due dilig...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Litigation Paralegal in the Sacramento, CA office. Under attorney supervision, this position performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes information. Coordinates efforts between attorneys, cli...
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...
Now recruiting for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal job in Orlando, Florida, courtesy of Special Counsel! Do you have several years’ experience providing support to attorneys in this practice area? If so, then apply today to be considered for this permanent role! This opportunity is with a very prestigious and leading Florida law firm with an office in downtown Orlando. They are seeking an exper...
Hiring today for a Commercial Litigation Paralegal job in Orlando, Florida, courtesy of Special Counsel! Do you have more than three years’ experience providing support to attorneys in this practice area? If so, then apply today to be considered for this permanent role! This opportunity is with a very prestigious and leading Florida law firm with an office in downtown Orlando. They are seeking an...
Paralegal/Claims Assistant - Northern Ontario, Canada Systech International is a leading international dispute resolution consultancy with appointments on the world's major engineering, energy, infrastructure, and construction projects, established in 1991 and now with 500 professionals working in 25 offices. We provide Quantity Surveying and Construction Consultancy services on various projects i...
Company Confidential Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
A prominent construction defect law firm needs a paralegal with excellent skills to work in our Scottsdale, AZ office. Integrity and commitment are highly valued in this unique environment. Must have four-year degree; paralegal certificate a plus. Training is not a problem, but you must have an interest in developing computer skills and job related knowledge. Demonstrate your commitment and receiv...
*Looking for a paralegal with 2-4 years of experience in real-estate preferred or litigation. *Will be involved in Co Op and Condo process and paper work. *Must have great people skills dealing the purchasers and sellers. *Strong Microsoft office skills and WPM. *Looking for a person with a spark!! Send resume to ***** Please visit our website at www.classicwestchester.com...
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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)
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