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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This leading financial institution is looking for a temporary Paralegal to work with the attorneys and paralegals providing legal support and services its client for its Real Estate Investors group. The real estate and investors group specializes in commercial real estate and related investments on behalf of institutional and public, high net worth and retail investors. It currently has assets und...
We have been retained to begin recruiting for an experienced, certified Paralegal or legal secretary. This position is a full-time, permanent opportunity for a well respected firm in the Albany area. The ideal candidate must have at least five years of Paralegal/Legal secretary experience and a background in Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Matrimonial. This firm is looking for an organized and r...
Real Estate Paralegal with closing experience for a rapidly growing, fast-paced, established Virginia Beach law firm. Real estate processing and closing experience, including title review and excellent customer service skills a must. Qualifications Previous real estate processing, closing and title knowledge Strong accuracy and attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills...
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...
Commercial Real Estate Paralegal We are a prestigious regional law firm looking for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal. This position includes all functions related to commercial real estate transactions. Temp-to-hire or possible Direct Hire. Responsibilities Draft, prepare, and organize commercial real estate closing documents Prepare closing statements Review and plot legal descriptions Prepare...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA). Job Description: This role will provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests and performing clerical functions. Major Job Duties: Receives and screens telephone calls and visitors. Takes messages or directs telephone calls and visitors. Answers ro...
Paralegal Job in Phoenix, AZ A prestigious company in the valley is looking to hire a Paralegal with 3-6 years of experience, this is a direct hire opportunity! If you meet qualifications below- Apply Now! The Paralegal job Duties and Responsibilities include: -Government relations including the resolution of legal issues with various branches and departments of government. -Maintain and update fi...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Business Office Manager with experience in Contracts/ Paralegal for a client in Central NJ. In this position you will be responsible for preparing business/ legal communications, facilitating and tracking compliance initiatives and supporting various departments with other legal related administrative duties. If you are looking for an oppo...
PARALEGAL Marks & Harrison, one of the largest personal injury law firms in Virginia, is seeking a paralegal for our Richmond office. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in the personal injury practice area, be highly organized, and possess an ability to handle multiple priorities. Experience in both pre-litigation and litigation is preferred. We offer an excellent sal...
SPRINGVILLE, 84663
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
RUTLAND, 05701
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
YAKIMA, 98903
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
LOUISBURG, 27549
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
MORRISVILLE, 27560
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
RAEFORD, 28376
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
BISMARCK, 58506
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
JAMAICA, 11433
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
LATHAM, 12110
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
NIAGARA FALLS, 14304
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
SPRINGFIELD, 45505
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
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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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