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 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....
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...
Farmer Brothers has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Paralegal position with responsibility for transactional, corporate, trademark and litigation tasks. This individual assists General Counsel with all Legal Department functions, including document and contract management, retrieval, drafting agreements and filings, special projects, presentations and administrative tasks, as well as respons...
Company Confidential Irvine, CA, 92612
Estate Planning Paralegal Established law firm in Irvine seeks full-time, experienced Estate Planning Paralegal. The successful candidate should have at least five (5) years of Estate Planning experience, and they must be well versed in general Trust & Estate Planning documents as well as the entire Estate Planning process. Responsibilities would include: Preparation of Irrevocable Trusts and Revo...
Are you the best in your profession? Then you should be working for the best in town! Downtown law firm with stellar real estate practice is seeking a SENIOR real estate paralegal with 10+ years of commercial real estate experience in a large law firm setting. If you are at the point in your career where you can manage large projects from inception, take the ball and run with it, and want to be at...
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington, D.C. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the publ...
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington, D.C. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the publ...
Established Florida firm is looking for a top notch RE paralegal to join their team. This is a great opportunity for someone that is looking to join a stable office with a combination of residential and commercial business. Title experience is okay, law firm experience preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred. Must have the following experience. Residential/Commercial experience....
Job Description: We currently are recruiting on behalf of a local non profit organization. The right candidate will be experienced as a Litigation Paralegal with strong suit in civil litigation. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years of recent litigation experience in California, excellent attention to detail, strong typing skills of 60 WPM+, proficiency with MS Word 2003 and W...
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1173 Respondents)
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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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