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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Hyde Park Personal Injury Law Firm is seeking an Experienced Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant, Pre-Litigation Paralegal, and Litigation Paralegal. Must have experience in personal injury. Please email your resume to ***** or facsimile (813) 251-5809....
Litigation paralegal needed for high profile DC law firm. Please have 5 to 7 years experience as a litigation paralegal with a 4 year college degree and a high GPA. Knowledge of how to conduct a document review and production, have trial or trial prep experience, have strong cite checking, proofreading and blue booking skills needed. Salary level in 70's+ doe. Please have good tenure. Other open...
We have been retained by some of the top law firms in the region to find some of the top talent in the region! Real Estate Paralegal – Must have extensive commercial real estate experience Bankruptcy Paralegal - Creditor Bankruptcy experience with supervisory experience Personal Injury Paralegal – Strong PI experience – independent paralegal SSD Paralegal – Social Security Disability paralegal...
Timeshare Advocacy International is seeking a highly organized client advocate to coach and counsel clients through the process of collecting information and supporting documentation. Experience, knowledge or exposure to paralegal activities, real estate closings, title search and case management are highly desired. Position requires ability to communicate effectively via phone and written corresp...
Wyndham International Las Vegas, NV
Privacy Paralegal/Sr. Paralegal-1416186 Description Envision your career with one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. We provide a range of hospitality products and services through our global portfolio of world-renowned brands under our parent company, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Do you want to be part of a company ranked as one of the best places to work? Wyndham Hotel Group (W...
Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a solid, family-oriented company that's reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and caring. We are a full-service, multi-line provider of insurance and financial services products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. We are committed to providing outstanding service to our policyholders. Our commitment to customer service is the corn...
Amazing opportunity to become part of Boston's premier Law firm. Boston office of large regional law firm seeks an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) Specialist to work with attorneys on a patent team. 3 years experience as an IDS Specialist is desired, as is a four year degree from an accredited college or university and a paralegal certificate. Previous experience with biotechnology is a pl...
Envision your career with one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. We provide a range of hospitality products and services through our global portfolio of world-renowned brands under our parent company, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Do you want to be part of a company ranked as one of the best places to work? Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG) is the world’s largest hotel company with approxim...
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...
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...
TRADEMARK PARALEGAL Review and respond to correspondence in a timely manner; prepare and file trademark, service mark and copyright applications; prepare and assist with filing Responses to Office Actions, 8 & 15 Affidavits, Assignments and Renewal Applications; review watch reports for assigned clients; prepare and forward standard reporting letters to clients; conduct and analyze computer resea...
Job Description: Looking for a driven paralegal to join a great team in downtown Seattle. This office has amazing tenure, and they are not just looking for someone to fill the desk- they are looking for their next great player. Experience in case management and litigation, preferably in personal injury, where duties will include working with active cases, and being the primary contact for clients...
-INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PARALEGAL- Thompson Coburn LLP currently has a position available in our St. Louis office for a full time paralegal in the Intellectual Property practice area. Qualified applicants will possess a minimum of 1 year of trademark and/or patent experience in addition to an undergraduate degree or paralegal certificate. The person selected for this position must be able to work ...
Durham Jones & Pinegar, one of the largest law firms in Utah, is seeking a full-time experienced corporate paralegal for its Salt Lake City office. The ideal candidate possesses: Bachelor’s Degree and/or ABA accredited paralegal certificate Minimum of three years corporate experience in either a law firm or comparable corporate environment Solid experience in entity formations, entity governan...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a real estate/transactional paralegal in its Chattanooga Office. All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. Resumes from entry level candidates will be considered. Prior experience forming corporate entities a plus. Some responsibilities...
Title: Paralegal Location: San Jose, CA Duration: 12+ months We have immediate need for a Paralegal with either librarian or record management experience for our client. Roles: - Experience with libraian or record management background - This person will assist the Sr Director and his team (in the Global Tax and Custom group) to review their intercompany agreement. - Responsible for look up...
Kelly Legal Managed Services is actively recruiting for a temporary Commercial Litigation Paralegal for a contract assignment in the Greater Hartford CT area to assist with a high volume of cases. Ideal candidate must have 3+ years of experience handling commercial litigation matters, including experience with Federal Court filings. The hired candidate will be responsible for some, but not limite...
Job description Seeking Senior Corporate Paralegal. Primary areas of responsibility include: Entity management/corporate maintenance for offshore companies, including drafting and filing corporate charter documents and documentation for foreign qualifications and registrations in accordance with applicable law and company policies and practices. Drafting by-laws, resolutions, consents, and corp...
Our client, a busy downtown Houston Law Firm, is seeking an Office Manager / Paralegal with at least 3+ years of experience in the legal field with current experience as a Paralegal. Candidate must be very polished and professional and possess high energy. The perfect candidate is an Office Manager who also has recent Paralegal experience in Personal Injury – plaintiff side, more specifically car ...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1180 Respondents)
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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%
(748 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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