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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Senior Paralegal(s) - San Francisco, CA(90682) USA-CA-San Francisco Security Clearance:NACI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:Local Percent of Travel Required:Up to 10% Description Assist foreign law enforcement authorities with their criminal investigations by assisting in the execution of incoming mutual legal assistance treaty requests for collecti...
Legal Assistant (JD, Paralegal Certificate or Associates in Paralegal Studies Required) - EOUSA(93998) USA-DC-Washington Security Clearance:DOJ MBI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:None Percent of Travel Required:None Description Duties and Responsibilities: Performs moderately complex litigation support tasks, including, for example, detailed revie...
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (JD, Paralegal Certificate or Associates in Paralegal Studies Required)(91580) USA-DC-Washington Security Clearance:DOJ MBI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:Continental US Percent of Travel Required:Up to 10% Description The USAO-DC requires paralegal support services to include direct legal support, clerical and administrat...
CACI International Inc. Washington, DC, 20319
Job Requisition Number: 93998 Category: Service Primary Location: Washington, DC, US Security Clearance: DOJ MBI Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable Schedule: Full Time Type of Travel: Percent of Travel Required: None Description : Duties and Responsibilities: Performs moderately complex litigation support tasks, including, for example, detailed review and analysis of case materials in ...
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...
CACI International Inc. San Francisco, CA, 94118
Job Requisition Number: 90682 Category: Service Primary Location: San Francisco, CA, US Security Clearance: NACI Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable Schedule: Full Time Type of Travel: Percent of Travel Required: Up to 10% Description : Assist foreign law enforcement authorities with their criminal investigations by assisting in the execution of incoming mutual legal assistance treaty re...
SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering high performance computing, server, storage, data center and cloud computing solutions and professional services. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) has an immediate need for a Paralegal to support the legal needs of a worldwide legal department and provide assistance on a wide variety of pr...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records to become a member of this winning practice group and join one of the fastest moving areas of the law. SHB offers a chal...
Real Estate Paralegal (Part-Time, Temporary) Busy law office in East Brunswick, NJ seeks a part-time, temporary paralegal (recent law graduates will be considered). This position could be converted to full-time employment for the right candidate. The hourly rate is $18-$20 and the start date is immediate. Primary Duties: Under attorney supervision, the successful candidate will handle all aspec...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Paid Benefits ? Paid Holidays ? Career Development Great opportunity for an experienced Paralegal in Houston, TX. QUALIFICATIONS ? Paralegal certificate. ? At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. ? Automated litigation support experience. ? Proven legal work experience and knowledge...
Terrific biotech company seeks an experienced paralegal available to assist them with contract administration work on a long-term temporary basis for at least several months. Responsibilities would include filings and signing, etc. Interested candidates need experience in contract management. Pharmaceutical and biotech experience is a plus. If you possess the sought-after background, are in dail...
Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results,...
Our client, a central Denver law firm, has an opening for a personal injury paralegal to join its busy plaintiffs’ PI practice. This is a full time position, in which the paralegal will handle assigned cases from start to finish to support the attorneys. The position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting electronic searches, indexing, docketing, organizing medical records,...
Job Description: Civil litigation practice in Houston, Texas is looking for a paralegal to join our team. Responsibilities and Duties: - Working collaboratively with attorneys in handling cases through all phases of litigation and discovery - Drafting pleadings and/or assisting with motions and filings - Maintaining case files including correspondence, working drafts and final documents - Or...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Paralegal/Corporate Trust Associate in Charlotte, North Carolina(NC) This position assists in handling account responsibility for compliance and legal issues as required per governing documents where our client serves as Trustee or Escrow Agent for Corporate/Municipal debt. This work will include: interpretation of expressed document language, rev...
Regulatory compliance Corporate secretary experience Legal research using Westlaw or Lexis (legal research software) Drafting legal briefs, memos, and correspondence Contract review and contract management Discovery document review Solid interpersonal skills (ability to work with individuals at all levels in the organization and externally with government agencies) Takes initiative and foll...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA
Our client, a governmental agency, needs a paralegal for one day (tomorrow, 10/24) to sort/organize documents prior to the documents being scanned/copied. It will likely take 6-8 hours. If you are a paralegal and are interested and free on Friday, please send your resume (in Word) ASAP, and title the email "1-Day Project"...
We are looking for potential candidates that possess the desire to achieve and want to take the next step in making a difference in their life and others. Applicants should be multi-task oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, exhibit extraordinary attentiveness to detail, and be able to function well in a fast-paced environment. The responsibilities include: assisting att...
Silverleaf Resorts is seeking a paralegal with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in a corporate compliance department or in another highly regulated field (such as lending or consumer finance). This position is responsible for researching law, investigating facts, and preparing documents to assist the Corporate Counsel. Responsibilities: Perform legal research Review and monitor updated law...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

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

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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