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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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LEGAL SERVICES Part-time Paralegal, background in disability law, Traverse City location. Please send resumes to: Legal Services of Northern Michigan, 1349 S. Otsego Ave., Unit 7B, Gaylord, MI 49735, Attn: Stacie This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
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Real Estate co. seeks Exp. paralegal to handle closings and be proficient in contact with buyers, attorneys, real estate brokers and lenders. Weekly statistic reporting using Resumes to: *****...
Top-Salary Positions for Attorney and Paralegal Gilman Law LLP, a prestigious national law firm, is recruiting for an Attorney and a Paralegal in Portland, Maine. The ideal candidate must have: A minimum of 2 years of experience; up to 15 years of experience preferred Exceptional writing, computer, online research, and communication skills Telecommuting or partial working from home may be acceptab...
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...
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Paralegal (Downtown Orlando) Kaufman, Englett and Lynd, PLLC has an immediate opening for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Paralegal, located in their Orlando office. As a full service, national law firm, we are committed to hiring and retaining the very best talent in the legal industry.We look for professionals who have an important common characteristic: the desire and aptitude to su...
Attorney Boston Top Salary Positions for Attorney &Paralegal: Gilman Law LLP, a prestigious national law firm, is seeking an Attorney & Paralegalin the Boston-New England area. The ideal candidate will have: · 2-15 years of experience, exceptional writing, computer, online research and communication skills. · Telecommuting or partial working from home may be acceptable for the qualified candidate...
Position Overview: Assist in-house attorneys, patent agents and senior paralegals in all aspects of contract generation and patent prosecution review and docketing. Job Details: Contract Related · Assist in ensuring agreement requests from internal stakeholders are timely addressed. · Identifying appropriate agreement type needed for common situations, and prepare first drafts for internal review...
CURE Auto Insurance is looking for an experienced paralegal to join our team. CURE is an auto insurance carrier writing business in NJ and PA - with a growing in-house legal department. CURE offers a great working environment and comprehensive benefit package which includes health and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, 401k with company match, generous paid time off, and much more! We...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a Paralegal/Court Clerk to join the firm’s Chicago office. This position will have interaction with government agencies including judges’ clerks and be responsible for court and agency filings. General computer skills including software and hardware knowledge preferred in order to assist with technology issues when needed. Assist in various type...
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...
The Paralegal reports directly to the Chairman and works closely with retained counsel on commercial real estate matters, including litigation. Job Requirements Analyze commercial real estate transaction documents Review and analyze financial information Resolve and investigate title issues Conduct legal research Prepare for complex closings College degree and paralegal certificate preferred Super...
The Corporate Paralegal assists the General Counsel and other lawyers in the Company’s Legal Department with the preparation of documents necessary to comply with Federal, State and local regulations and conducts business activities with the management of corporate legal matters. Reports directly to the Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, providing support for corporate governance,...
Local real estate development and management firm seeking to fill an in-house paralegal oriented position. Knowledge and experience with Nevada tenant-landlord legal matters, case file management, calendaring, local small claims courts rules of procedure and wizneteFile system combined with critical thinking capabilities and personality to interface closely with individuals associated with each of...
Position is a contract position with high possibility of going permanently withing 2 - 3 months Pay is $22.00 - $27,00 an hour Job Description: Assist in performing testing and documentation in connection with Company Annual Review and other interim reviews Assist in the review and production of compliance policies and procedures and ensuring that regulatory policies are kept up to date; Assist in...
Our in-house client, an American manufacturer focused on corporate consciousness and sustainability, seeks an experienced contracts paralegal for a long-term temporary position. Candidates must be familiar with reviewing and summarizing contracts, as they will be aiding the team in building and managing their contracts database. Commercial contracts experience is preferred. Individuals should demo...
Top Dallas Firm seeks Probate Paralegal immediately! Successful applicants will have 5+ years law firm experience. Candidates must have experience in obtaining Court Approval for settlement funds, draft pleadings and other Court-related documents, and the ability to handle a high volume case load. Must be proficient in Word, Outlook, and Excel and have excellent computer skills. Knowledge of Proba...
Looking for an energetic, organized, Spanish speaking paralegal for a small Heights law office with 10+ years of experience in personal injury pre-lit and litigation work, including the following: -case management -drafting discovery, discovery responses, pleadings -ordering medical records -scheduling mediations and depositions -client interaction (sign up, depo prep, closings.) Salary commensura...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Patent Paralegal Business Unit: Vaccines & Diagnostics - Global Legal Division: Vaccines & Diagnostics Company/Legal Entity: Novartis Job Reference Code: 142645BR Job Purpose: This role will be responsible for supporting the patent attorneys in our Cambridge office in all procedural and substantive matters regarding the preparation, filing and prosecution of US and international patent application...
Open Immigration Attorney Position Boutique immigration law firm seeks experienced Immigration paralegal to join the firm’s expanding practice. The immigration paralegal should have experience working with immigrants, immigration lawyer, immigration courts and USCIS. Must have a bachelor degree, and a paralegal certificate is a plus. Qualifications seeking a motivated , self-driven paralegal with...
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