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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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Woodbridge, NJ, 07095
Large New Jersey law firm seeks an experienced commercial real estate paralegal for our Woodbridge office. BA/BS with 5-8 years of experience in commercial real estate law is required. Qualified candidates should be familiar with transactions, leasing and due diligence. Applicants must also have excellent organizational and communication skills. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. ...
Winter Springs, FL, 32708
Experienced legal assistant/paralegal in family law, estate planning and probate. Winter Springs law firm established for 30 years. Suburban setting. Salary commensurate with experience. Non smoking office....
Company Confidential Lakewood, NJ, 08701
Candidate will be proficient in Microsoft word and excel, have great customer service skills, be detailed oriented and work well as a team. Job is full time and may require extra hours at times. Competitive salary and benefits package....
Macon, GA, 31201
Randstad is recruiting for candidates with experience performing administrative tasks in a legal environment. Job duties will include preparing case files, organizing records, working with clients and performing project tasks as asked. Working hours: Monday thru Friday 8-5 *2+ years of experience working with worker's compensation cases *Degree in Paralegal studies *Excellent communication ski...
Jackson, MI, 49201
Excellent full-time direct hire opportunity with a local employer working in Jackson, Michigan. Please see job description below, and if qualified submit resume for consideration. PARALEGAL AND EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT-LEGAL DEPARTMENT Summary Provides administrative support for the legal department. Performs duties such as typing, filing, scheduling, coordination of meetings and conf...
New York, NY
Our client, a law firm located in midtown Manhattan is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with 1-3 years of large firm, corporate immigration experience focusing on PERM and employment based cases. Candidates must be well-organized with good communication and writing skills and have strong attention to detail. Flexibility for overtime is required. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred, as well as a Par...
Laurel, MD
Manpower is currently seeking a Paralegal for one of our clients in Laurel, MD. U.S. Citizenship required. Existing, or ability to obtain, and maintain a Secret or higher security clearance is also required. Job Summary: The Paralegal will be a member of the legal team in the Office of Counsel, and will work closely with attorneys, professional staff, administrative support staff, and members of...
Miami, FL, 33132
Paralegal Location: Miami, FL Status: Full-Time Education: Paralegal Certificate from an Accredited Institute of Learning Position Description: AMTIS, Inc. is seekinga certified paralegal to provide assistance relevant to bankruptcy matters as well as handling general civil, affirmative, or financial litigation cases in support of our customer, the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) in th...
New York City, NY, 10018
Job Summary A prestigious midtown law firm is seeking a highly qualified Litigation Paralegal to join their team. Qualified candidates will have at least five years of complex litigation experience. Responsibilities include document review, document production, e-discovery, case management, cite-checking, bluebooking and other administrative duties as assigned. Responsibilities · Organize docum...
New York, NY
Leading international law firm seeking Private Equity Paralegal. The Private Equity Paralegal will provide support to the firm's global private investment funds team and be responsible for handling a variety of client and team driven tasks. Position offers an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in pursuing law school or entering the business world by providing in-depth exposure to ...
Alpharetta, GA, 30022
Meriwether & Tharp, LLC is one of the largest domestic litigation law firms in Georgia. We are dedicated to a client-centered approach to the services we provide, backed by quality people who can help us succeed. In order to provide a service that is focused on people first, we hire and reward employees who also take pride in creating a world class experience for our customers and our co-workers. ...
Bonita Springs, FL, 34135
The Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for preparing documentation necessary for all real estate transactions, including leases, purchases and sales. In addition, the Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for reviewing amendments, leases, subleases or purchase assignments. Specific tasks and responsibilities include: Distribute and monitor real estate summaries ...
Full-time paralegal needed for maritime/litigation practice in growing law firm. Previous paralegal experience preferred. Paralegal functions include: organizing and summarizing documents/records, record requests/analysis and review, drafting litigation reports and case budgets, drafting/editing of templates, and legal research. Must be well organized and have excellent communication skills. The a...
Bannockburn, IL, 60015
Job Title: Paralegal, Litigation Position Description The purpose of this position is to assist attorneys in providing legal services to business functions on a defined array of legal issues. Position Responsibilities Assists attorneys in providing legal services to clients on a defined array of routine function-specific issues relating to Takeda’s business; more specifically defined in addend...
Washington, DC, 20005
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national firm of over 600 attorneys in 33 offices, is seeking a litigation paralegal with a minimum of five years’ experience for its Washington, D.C. office. Applicants should be familiar with the State and Federal rules of civil procedure, specifically DC, Maryland and Virginia, and must be able to work independently on discovery, document reviews, case management, file orga...
Company Confidential Sarasota, FL, 34236
Job Description: An established Sarasota civil trial law firm has an immediate opening for a Civil Litigation Paralegal. The duties will include case work up through and including trial. Requirements: MUST HAVE a minimum of two (2) years of relevant civil litigation experience Must be familiar with current Florida rules of civil procedure Able to work independently or as part of a team on dis...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Litigation Paralegal in its Orlando office. All candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program and at least five years of prior litigation experience. Familiarity with commercial litigation preferred. Candidates should possess strong organizational, inte...
Paralegal (FPWKT - Houston, TX) Paralegal needed for mass tort defense practice. Must have a minimum of 5 or more years legal office experience, preferably working in a mass tort defense firm. Must be proficient in the following computer programs: Outlook, Word, Elite, Excel and CLX. The successful applicant will be detail oriented, have great time management skills so as to meet assigned deadli...
Corporate Paralegal: National law firm seeks corporate paralegal with 3+ years experience, preferably in a law firm environment. BA preferred. Self-starter and able to work independently. This position supports the firm's business group. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, 18 days vacation to start, 401(k) with match after 2 years. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national legal staff...
Madison, NJ
Special Counsel is searching for a team of paralegals, JD’s and attorneys for a long term temporary project in Madison, NJ. This project is scheduled to begin within the next several days, so we are seeking candidates that are available to begin working ASAP! If you have business immigration experience including experience processing H1B petitions please contact Special Counsel today to discuss d...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

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