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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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Pottstown Law Firm with busy Estate Practice needs full-time Estate Administration Paralegal with 6+ years of solid exp, preferably familiar w/Lackner Estate Admin Software. Must have a professional presentation, be very organized, have experience handling Pennsylvania Estates from start to finish; including Inheritance Tax Returns, Federal Estate Tax Returns, Final Accountings, etc., and be able ...
Established in 1989, National Interstate is one of the leading specialty property and casualty insurance companies in the country. We offer more than 30 different insurance products, including traditional insurance, innovative alternative risk transfer (ART) programs for commercial companies and insurance for specialty vehicle owners. We are able to provide innovative and customized insurance prod...
PARALEGAL – WRITING DEMAND LETTERS – SOUTH CHARLOTTE · Established law firm in South Charlotte is seeking a paralegal or legal assistant that has experience writing demand letters · Two years of Personal Injury experience required · Two years experience in writing demand letters · Seeking individual who is ethical, proactive, self motivated, with customer service, and attention to detail. · A...
Paralegal Professionalneeded for a6 month contractopportunity in Downtown Chicago, IL. Top Skills You Should Possess - Ability to make proper judgments based on criteria - Attention to detail, the ability to research databases accurately and effectively. What You'll Be Doing: - Review Watch list & adverse media alerts in Lexis Nexis Bridger XG to determine whether the alert parties match our ...
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will ...
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will ...
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will ...
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will ...
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will ...
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will ...
Job Description: LEGAL SECRETARY / PARALEGAL ? Civil Attorney ? Fulltime and fast-paced ? Legal skillset required Career opportunity for a professional legal assistant, paralegal, or legal secretary who can provide support for a highly successful attorney in a busy office. Candidate must be prepared for fast-paced days. Need a multi-tasker, strong common sense skills, ability to manage severa...
Job Description: PARALEGAL WITH INSURANCE DEFENSE EXPERIENCE ? Excellent Established Law Firm ? Competitive Starting Salary ? Opportunity For Skill Development There is an immediate need for a paralegal with insurance defense experience in an excellent established law firm, featuring a competitive starting salary and the opportunity for skill development. Candidate must have 5 years + of lega...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Paralegal in Springfield, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Assist in researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or reviewing legal documents Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action Working offsite with members of current team Due dilegence assignment reviewing contents of bo...
Our client, a prominent Houston litigation firm, is in need of a Senior Level Paralegal to join their firm. Ideal candidates will have 8-10 years of litigation experience, be detail oriented, experienced in trial prep and attendance, tech savvy and available to work some overtime each week. Interested candidates please submit your resume to ***** and reference Litigation Paralegal....
One of the Midwest's premier default servicing law firms is seeking a full-time legal assistant for mortgage foreclosure & creditor bankruptcy practice areas. Applicant must be detail-oriented, hard working and possess strong organizational skills. Experience regarding the Foreclosure and/or Bankruptcy process is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate. If you would like to work...
Company Confidential Williamsport, PA, 17701
Paralegal Minimum 10 years experience Wage and benefits depending on skill. ***** provided by The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...
Job Description: Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within the legal industry? Do you have experiences with personal injury, litigation, or corporate law? If you answered yes, then this position is for you! This Legal Assistant Position Features: -Professional And Fast Paced Environment -Great Benefits -Great Pay to $38K A local Richmond firm has an opportunity for a Paralegal. Must...
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,...
Experienced Litigation Paralegal needed immediately for complex mass tort litigation practice. This person must be able to organize & manage documents and compile data using various litigation databases, calendar & manage deadlines for litigation team, draft reports for clients, draft pleadings and notices, work with experts, electronically file (ECF) in federal courts, an communicate with court p...
National law firm seeks Real Estate Paralegal for their New York Office. Minimum of 5 years of commercial transactional real estate experience (no residential and no bank lending), Salary is competitive and based on experience. The Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for providing support to the attorneys in the Real Estate Section. The position will report to a designated member in charge ...

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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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