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 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...
Position Description The key responsibilities of this position include: Drafting pleadings, motions, orders and settlements. Answering and propounding discovery. Analyzing, organizing and summarizing discovery and medical records. Preparing attorneys for hearings, depositions, mediations and trials including, but not limited to, trial preparation activities such as file organization, witness notif...
Position Description Paralegal working collaboratively with multiple attorneys in various states within the Defense Based Act litigation program. Key responsibilities include assisting attorneys during all phases of the litigation to include drafting various legal documents, preparing and responding to discovery; preparing settlement documents as well as monitoring Orders and ensuring timely settl...
Position Description As part of the US Tax Advisory team (a group of approximately 20 lawyers and paralegals), the Paralegal will support attorneys on various projects and transactions as needed. Some specific responsibilities include: Coordinate and prepare transaction documentation with attorneys for Life, Investment & Capital Markets Quarterly Transaction Meetings Assist with the Opinion Log in...
Corporate Litigation Paralegal Tired of your boring paralegal job? This role is anything but boring! On a daily basis our small team juggles bankruptcies, subpoenas, document gathering, and litigation, with a heavy role in intake of litigation and case maintenance. No day is ever the same! If you enjoy a fast paced environment, thinking outside the box, problem solving, and are a self-starter who...
The global law firm of K&L Gates LLP seeks an experienced business immigration paralegal for its Pittsburgh office. This individual will be part of a thriving immigration team, under direct lawyer supervision, representing employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration benefits. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Prepare and file non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and green c...
About Us Our Dallas based personal injury law firm focuses our practice on representing plaintiffs in auto accident lawsuits, personal injury, business litigation, dangerous prescription drugs, product defect and wrongful death lawsuits. For more info about our firm, visit reyeslaw.com. Job Overview: Fast-paced personal injury law firm Reyes Browne Reilley is seeking an experienced, BILINGUAL Para...
Doherty Top Talent is now staffing for legal assistants, paralegals, and attorneys in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas. These positions are contract or temp to hire, and perfect for those who want to gain more experience, have 1-2 years of experience or are looking to gain experience. Most of the positions we have available would be working in banking, business, estate planning, bankruptcy, etc....
Burg Simpson seeks an experienced litigation paralegal (5+ years) for its growing Commercial Litigation department. Successful candidates will work on all aspects of complex commercial cases. The position requires: Proficiency in applying the rules of civil procedures in both state and federal courts; Experience in reviewing and analyzing business, financial, and other case-related documents and r...
Company Confidential Southfield, MI, 48075
Busy Southfield Law Firm seeking a qualified paralegal. Must be highly motivated, a self starter and capable of working independently and with others. 3 years + of litigation experience in Personal Injury is required. Duties include, but are not limited to: Trial preparation (subpoenas, witness lists, exhibit lists, experts, document production and deposition review) discovery, legal research and...
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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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