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 Austin, TX, 78746
Our plaintiffs personal injury firm is looking for an experienced Spanish speaking paralegal. The position involves handling both pre-litigation and litigation, typically in automobile and products liability claims. Applicants must be non-smokers and live a healthy lifestyle. Our 20 year old firm has an excellent work environment with bonuses and fun Fridays. Please email your resume with a brief...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75225
Litigation Legal Secretary/Paralegal. Litigation firm has an opening for a legal secretary/assistant. This job is in our Dallas office but may require periodic travel to our office in Corsicana, Texas and to court, meetings and properties all across Texas. Must havea minimum of 2 years’ legal experience, but title company employees (title examiners, etc.) and others with real estate experience are...
We have an exciting TEMPORARY opportunity with a non-profit independent securities regulator for a Paralegal position located in Downtown Manhattan! Details: - Length 1-2 months - Monday through Friday - Hours 9am-6pm - $25.00 to $30.00 an hour. - ASAP Start Date (pending background screenings) Requirements: - Paralegal Certificate is a Plus - 3-5 years of experience - Experience producing documen...
Immediate opening for a paralegal / legal assistant at an established Daytona Beach law firm. Practice areas include personal injury and criminal defense. Experience is preferred, but not required. Please submit your resume for consideration....
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Yes!...
Company Confidential Manhattan, NY
We are working with a boutique business litigation firm in Midtown East seeking a litigation paralegal with trial and complex litigation experience. You must have the following experience to be considered: 3-8 years experience working on complex litigation Stable employment history Experience with electronic litigation databases (Summation, Concordance, Relativity, etc.) Trial experience Cite chec...
We have been engaged by our client, a growing and entrepreneurial company headquartered in Philadelphia, to help find an experience paralegal to join their new legal department. The paralegal will work directly and closely with the General Counsel and will have substantial responsibility in a variety of different areas. This is a generalist position that will touch on general corporate, Intellectu...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38117
Mid-size company is looking for a bankruptcy legal assistant/paralegal to join our team. The right candidate will need to have 1-3 years minimum bankruptcy experience, be proficient in MS Office, have attention to detail, typing accuracy, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. We offer health and dental insurance, life insurance, short/long term disability and 401K options. In...
Corporate Paralegal located in Miami needed ASAP $75,000 They will be working for 3 Attorneys Corporate Transactional Litigation Word Please send Resume in a word document ASAP to learn more about this opportunity....
*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...
Company Name: The Greenbrier Companies. Company Business: The manufacture, sale, lease, financing, repair, management and refurbishment of railcars, and the manufacture and sale of barges. Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon. Position Full time Paralegal or Transaction Closing Specialist You will work under the supervision of attorneys and paralegals in the Legal Department to assist with documentation...
Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer of choice committed to providing career opportunities that last a lifetime. From diverse backgrounds and talent,...
Government Agency has a temporary need for three (3) Paralegal assistants/Legal assistants for a project through the end of October 2014. Applicants must be a US Citizen, have previous legal/paralegal experience, and be able to pass a criminal and credit check. Duties include: • Enter new appeals in the automated case tracking system and/or e-Filing system • Contact Agency contractors to obtain cl...
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 prefers to drive results with l...
Description Conducts research and resolves routine legal questions under the direction of an attorney on a level between the attorney and the legal secretary. Engages in a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to those calling for judgment and independent initiative. Provides research and support activity and counsel and advises company personnel on routine matters. Prepares agreements, instrum...
Our client, a dynamic Law firm located in Philadelphia, is seeking a Paralegal for a direct-hire position to support lawyers on the Corporate & Real Estate teams. They are a high growth entrepreneurial organization with a prestigious client base. The qualified candidate will assist lawyers in all stages of corporate transactions and with the preparation of documents necessary to comply with federa...
CORPORATE PARALEGAL POSITION FOR A DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (BERWYN, PA) Job Description: This paralegal position is responsible for supporting the In-house Legal Department as needed in all aspects of corporate compliance and transactions. The employer is offering a flexible work schedule on a part-time basis of 10 – 20 hours per week. Key Responsibilities: Maintain corporate books and records, and en...
Commercial real estate law firm (Midtown East) is seeking a Litigation Paralegal for an open-ended temporary position, with a possibility of perm. Position Summary: Responsibilities may vary depending upon the matters on which they work. Paralegals will be requested to perform other duties as required. Qualifications: · Bachelor's Degree · Must have 5+ years' experience as a Litigation Paralegal....
Counsel Press' New York, NY location is searching for a full-time paralegal to join a seasoned team in the preparation of our client’s appellate filings. Our New York location is a fast paced environment with the most seasoned team in New York. We offer extensive training to ensure your success, and the success of our team members. We are now seeking the right individual to join us for long-term e...
Company Confidential atlanta, GA
Paralegal for Atlanta Plaintiff's Personal Injury law firm. This position involves client service as well as litigation support. Seasoned, professional environment. The firm provides a congenial atmosphere and is centrally located....
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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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