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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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...
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 Description: Provides support to attorneys. Under the direction of an attorney, resolves routine legal issues. Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, etc. Minimum Required Skills / Competencies: 2-4 years experie...
About Us The Gottlieb Organization, LLC works with our clients - whether wealthy families, privately owned companies or large publicly traded companies - to develop sophisticated solutions to complex financial problems. We develop and own an array of companies and proprietary financial strategies that allow us to deliver extraordinary solutions through creative and client-driven objectives. We ha...
Our client, a regional law firm with offices in Denver, is seeking to hire a paralegal with experience in the Special Districts area. This paralegal will support the firm’s attorneys, and have extensive contact with clients, in a fast-paced practice environment, in all phases of special district organization and operations. Responsibilities will include: preparing and monitoring schedules of organ...
2 or more years experience as a paralegal/legal assistant. Assists attorneys in the practice of law, performing those legal and quasi-legal tasks which can be delegated to a staff employee. Responsibilities include but are not limited to indexing, organizing, and analyzing legal and other documents. Issuing subpoenas. Coordinating and participating in document production. Assisting with trial prep...
Assist the general Civil Litigation Attorney in all areas, from intake through trial and appeals. Must be able to work independently with little supervision. Superior Computer skills and minimum, 65WPM....
Boutique downtown law firm specializing in employment and business law seeks hard working and reliable part time paralegal to work approximately 3 days per week. Duties include maintaining professional office setting, handling client intake and prospective client leads, drafting correspondence, performing legal research, as well as assisting with the preparation of various pleadings, written disco...
A Sioux City Law Firm is looking to add a full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant to its staff. This position will provide a full range of secretarial support to attorneys including: Assist litigation attorneys in the daily activities and functions of client and case management. Open and set up new files. Organize and maintain case files, research files, and miscellaneous files to enable retrieval of ...
Job Description: Prestigious Regional Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Worker's Compensation Paralegal. Responsibilities: ? Responsible for all litigation work cases in the office. ? Perform initial client interviews and schedule new and existing client appointments for various case types. ? Prepare and file all the civil lawsuits and Worker's Compensation claims. ? Perform disco...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43220
Northwest Columbus law firm is looking for an experienced part time legal secretary/paralegal to support partner with collection practice. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience with document preparation and filling of garnishment orders, orders of distribution and various motions for courts in all Ohio counties. We are looking for a team player with good communication skills, ...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Our client, a property development corporation in downtown Dallas, is looking for a Real Estate Leasing Paralegal. This position will be the primary contact for all lease related questions and handling the organization and dispensation of lease information for the company. Other job duties include reviewing leases for critical dates, preparing abstracts, assisting with due diligence and Frank Dodd...
Job Summary: Provides paralegal services with legal department including managing domestic and international trademark and patent portfolio and registrations; also coordinates with international department to assist in registering and exporting products to foreign countries and distributors. Essential Functions: · Coordinating and working with Legal Department on assigned responsibilities, incl...
Randstad is currently seeking qualified individuals to work with our clients in the Birmingham metro area. Working hours: 8-5 Previous paralegal experience Prior experience with a firm in the litigation, employment, defense, or insurance area preferred Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs...
Company Confidential West Hartford, CT
litigation PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT West Hartford law firm is seeking an experienced and organized Litigation Paralegal / Legal Assistant for commercial litigation practice with knowledge of the court system and excellent written/communication skills to serve busy commercial litigation practice. Minimum 2-3 years litigation experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word preferred. Salary co...
Paralegal Contract Manager - Reed Elsevier My client, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries, that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solution...
About Us: Business and Family Immigration law practice: We are a fast paced, detail oriented team of immigration professionals, our office exclusively practices U.S. Immigration law. We are looking for an experienced immigration paralegal with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Qualifications • Two years or more of experience working in an immigration law practice • Experience...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1175 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
40%
Associates
23.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.4%
Certification
6.4%
Master's
6.3%
High School
4.2%
Professional
2.8%
(745 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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