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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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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...
Kinder Morgan HOUSTON, TX
Position Description 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...
POSITION: Paralegal – Plaintiff’s Paralegal (Medical Malpractice; Complex Litigation) INDUSTRY: Law LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA (Center City) Requirements: 5+ years of paralegal experience at a law firm, ability to handle all phases of Plaintiff’s work, medical malpractice, complex litigation, client intake, record review, discovery, etc. superior organizational and communication skills COMPENS...
Marten Transport Charlotte, NC
Researches and resolves issues and matters through detailed review and/or examination of documentation and through factual investigation. Provides background for specific client inquiries, claims, disputes, cases and/or proceedings under the direction of an attorney. Provides support to a specialized practice or functional area within the Legal Group requiring a high degree of analytical, written ...
Marten Transport Nebraska, NE
Job Reference:14-385818Position/TitleParalegal / Bilingual ParalegalMetro AreaOmaha NE-IAStateNEDescriptionAre you a certified paralegal? If so , we want to speak with you. A well-established personal injury law office located in south Omaha is looking to add a bilingual (English/Spanish) paralegal to their team.The ideal paralegal candidate will have :- 2 years experience in personal injury law- ...
Job Title: Paralegal. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in St. Paul, MN. Industry Environment: Law Firm. With a local work environment described as: Company with room for advancement. Location: St. Paul, MN 55106. Salary: $14/Hour. Job Code: RG4084. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities of: R...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Des Moines, IA, 50316
Job Title: Paralegal. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Des Moines, IA. Industry Environment: Law Firm. With a local work environment described as: Small environment with close knit group of people working together and striving for same goals. Location: Des Moines, IA 50316. Salary: $25/Hour. Job Code: RG4909. The right candidate will be able to ...
Recruit GAAP Staffing New Orleans, LA, 70127
Job Title: Paralegal Analyst. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal Analyst for a company located in New Orleans, LA. Industry Environment: Legal. With a local work environment described as: Legal and corporate. Location: New Orleans, LA 70127. Salary: $25/Hour. Job Code: RG5868. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities ...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Las Vegas, NV, 89123
Job Title: Paralegal. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Las Vegas, NV. Industry Environment: Law Firm. With a local work environment described as: High energy environment where the competitive nature of the law is embraced. Location: Las Vegas, NV 89123. Salary: $30/Hour. Job Code: RG6450. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform ...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Tampa, Florida Area, FL, 33606
Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Tampa, FL. Industry Environment: Legal. With a local work environment described as: Established yet growing company. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities of: Assist in claims handling and communication with third party administrators, Handle claim files a...
Job Title: Paralegal. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Arlington, TX. Industry Environment: Legal. With a local work environment described as: One that recognizes and rewards enthusiasm and hard work, and also recognizes benefits of positive work environment. Location: Arlington, TX 76011. Salary: $25/Hour. Job Code: RG6265. The right candidate ...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Topeka, KS, 66625
Recruit GAAP Staffing is search for a full time Paralegal for a client company located in Topeka, KS area. Industry: Legal. With an environment described as: Team work and success, Recruit GAAP is searching for someone with the ability to perform the scope of responsibilities combined with the following skills and experience: Scheduling of trials, client meetings, secured leaves, and scheduling of...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Denver Area, CO, 80305
Job Title: Paralegal. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Boulder, CO. Industry Environment: Legal Services. With a local work environment described as: Fast paced environment with multiple responsibilities. Location: Boulder, CO 80305. Salary: $45000/Year. Job Code: RG4033. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Birmingham, AL, 35204
Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Birmingham, AL. Recruit GAAP is searching for the right candidate who is proficient with the following skills, work experience or abilities: Improve methods for conducting criminal background checks with state agency, Quality control, Improve turn-around time for record checks. The right candidate will be able to...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Omaha, NE, 68107
Job Title: Paralegal Consultant. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal Consultant for a company located in Omaha, NE. Industry Environment: Legal. With a local work environment described as: Law firm or corporation. Location: Omaha, NE 68107. Salary: $25/Hour. Job Code: RG3871. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities of...
Job Title: Paralegal. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Frisco, TX. Industry Environment: Legal. With a local work environment described as: Team work and success. Location: Frisco, TX 75034. Salary: $40000/Year. Job Code: RG4572. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities of: Scheduling of tri...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Columbus, Ohio, OH, 43221
Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Columbus, OH. Industry Environment: Legal. With a local work environment described as: Energetic, team-oriented polished and professional organization. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities of: Liaison with accounting and other departments, Client relation...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Birmingham, AL, 35223
The Administration industry is seeking a full-time Paralegal/Office Administrator for the Birmingham, AL area. Recruit GAAP seeks someone who can successfully perform the following tasks or scope of responsibilities: Assist Attorney will all aspects of trial preparation, Manage calendar and travel arrangements, Responsible for all aspects of office related duties. The right candidate will have exp...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Greater Chicago Area, IL, 60629
Recruit GAAP Staffing is search for a full time Paralegal for a client company located in Chicago, IL area. Industry: Legal. With an environment described as: Large and corporate, Recruit GAAP is searching for someone with the ability to perform the scope of responsibilities combined with the following skills and experience: Discovery and drafting pleadings, Legal compliance, Legal financial resea...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Oklahoma City, OK, 73107
Job Title: Paralegal. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Paralegal for a company located in Oklahoma City, OK. Industry Environment: Law Firm. With a local work environment described as: Strong, successful company that offers growth potential. Location: Oklahoma City, OK 73107. Salary: $30/Hour. Job Code: RG4060. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary ...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1177 Respondents)
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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%
(747 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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