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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Litigation Paralegal with 5 years of Commercial Litigation experience, please read on! What's In I...
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (JD, Paralegal Certificate or Associates in Paralegal Studies Required)(91580) USA-DC-Washington Security Clearance:DOJ MBI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:Continental US Percent of Travel Required:Up to 10% Description The USAO-DC requires paralegal support services to include direct legal support, clerical and administrat...
Senior Paralegal(s) - San Francisco, CA(90682) USA-CA-San Francisco Security Clearance:NACI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:Local Percent of Travel Required:Up to 10% Description Assist foreign law enforcement authorities with their criminal investigations by assisting in the execution of incoming mutual legal assistance treaty requests for collecti...
CACI International Inc. Washington, DC, 20319
Job Requisition Number: 91580 Category: Service Primary Location: Washington, DC, US Security Clearance: DOJ MBI Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable Schedule: Full Time Type of Travel: Percent of Travel Required: Up to 10% Description : The USAO-DC requires paralegal support services to include direct legal support, clerical and administrative support, and automated litigation assistance...
Legal Assistant (JD, Paralegal Certificate or Associates in Paralegal Studies Required) - EOUSA(93998) USA-DC-Washington Security Clearance:DOJ MBI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:None Percent of Travel Required:None Description Duties and Responsibilities: Performs moderately complex litigation support tasks, including, for example, detailed revie...
Kinder Morgan Houston, TX, 77020
Provide paralegal and some administrative support to the Natural Gas Pipeline Group, with emphasis on the five attorneys in the Midstream subgroup.▪Monitor corporate governance issues for Midstream joint ventures, including KM obligations and due dates; draft resolutions/consents; obtain copies of minutes; update minute books and route documents for signature▪Review, edit and draft legal documents...
Company Confidential OAKHURST, NJ, 07755
Job Purpose: Saves attorney's time by researching, obtaining, compiling, and preparing information. Duties: * Researches law sources by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes; initiating patent and trademark searches. * Compiles evidence and supporting information by searching records, discovery documents, transcripts, libraries, and databases; interviewing clients, thi...
Job Description: LEGAL SECRETARY / PARALEGAL ? Civil Attorney ? Fulltime and fast-paced ? Legal skillset required Career opportunity for a professional legal assistant, paralegal, or legal secretary who can provide support for a highly successful attorney in a busy office. Candidate must be prepared for fast-paced days. Need a multi-tasker, strong common sense skills, ability to manage severa...
Montrose area Personal Injury Law Firm seeks experienced paralegal to take initial information regarding personal injury claims and to start the initial investigation by obtaining related documentation; such as, but not limited to; accident reports, medical records, etc.. Must be Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Salary commensurate with experience. Benefit package included....
Paralegal- Real Estate Marketing Statement The Philadelphia Housing Authority, America's fourth largest public housing authority and leader in real estate development and property management seeks a Paralegal - Real Estate in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). PHA houses approximately 81,000 residents in the City of Philadelphia and manages a wide range of major programs and initiatives in or...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75243
Great opportunity in North Dallas area for an exceptional paralegal with plaintiffs’ personal injury experience. You must be responsible, highly motivated, detail oriented and quick thinking to be successful in this fast paced legal environment. You’ll be supporting busy litigation attorneys in all phases of litigation and must be a team player. References required. Bilingual in Spanish and Englis...
The Immigration Law Offices of Domingo Garcia are expanding and needs the knowledge, skills and maturity of a seasoned bilingual paralegal with at least five (5) years of immigration experience to help meet the expected demand. The right candidate can guide other paralegals, along with the general staff, to be both professional and productive, as they serve our clients with both simple and complex...
As our North West Houston Client expands it's global operations, contracts, compliance issues and risk management are becoming increasingly significant. You can play a key role in their continuing success as part of a team that focuses on maintaining the high efficiency of our operations. In return, you'll develop a progressive career at a company where your contributions will be recognized and va...
Our international law firm is looking for someone to join their team as a paralegal /research assistant in their Corporate Immigration department. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with an industry leader minimum of three (3) years experience in domestic/global immigration practices and experience with the following responsibilities: Duties will be a mixture of paralegal case work an...
Company Confidential PAOLI, PA, 19301
Legal Secretary/Paralegal Well established Chester County Attorney seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, part-time legal secretary/paralegal with AT LEAST ONE YEAR RECENT EXPERIENCE in family law and/or worker’s compensation law. Excellent organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills required for successful performance in this detail-oriented position. The ideal candidate will be hig...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Competitive Salary & Benefits ? High Profile Role ? Professional Environment Immediate need for paralegal seeking competitive salary & benefits, high profile role and professional environment. High energy, self starter and enjoy fast paced environment will be keys to success in this well-known, stable organization. Will be responsible for d...
Job Description: Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within the legal industry? Do you have experiences with personal injury, litigation, or corporate law? If you answered yes, then this position is for you! This Legal Assistant Position Features: -Professional And Fast Paced Environment -Great Benefits -Great Pay to $38K A local Newport News firm has a contract opportunity for a Par...
PARALEGAL Philadelphia suburban labor, employment, and employee benefits firm representing management seeks paralegal for full-time position. Paralegal experience in employment litigation, labor relations or employee benefits fields, or related BA/BS degree, is preferred. Interested candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills, a high level of proficiency with document man...
This role could be filled by an experienced Paralegal or junior Attorney. Technical experience and business acumen are equally important in this client facing role. Acute attention to detail and high quality deliverables are paramount. Providing support to senior legal staff & management plus senior business management, primarily preparing and reviewing legal contracts and supporting documents, c...
Coordinate and oversee management of patent and trademark portfolios through outside docketing vendor and internal docketing system Coordinate and assist with US and foreign trademark prosecution, including preparing and filing applications and maintenance documents for US filings such as renewals, gathering required information and materials for filings of evidence of use, and maintaining relate...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1180 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
40.2%
Associates
23.3%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.4%
Certification
6.4%
Master's
6.3%
High School
4.1%
Professional
2.8%
(748 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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