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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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Are you the best in your profession? Then you should be working for the best in town! Downtown law firm with stellar real estate practice is seeking a SENIOR real estate paralegal with 10+ years of commercial real estate experience in a large law firm setting. If you are at the point in your career where you can manage large projects from inception, take the ball and run with it, and want to be at...
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...
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...
Established Florida firm is looking for a top notch RE paralegal to join their team. This is a great opportunity for someone that is looking to join a stable office with a combination of residential and commercial business. Title experience is okay, law firm experience preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred. Must have the following experience. Residential/Commercial experience....
Job Description: We currently are recruiting on behalf of a local non profit organization. The right candidate will be experienced as a Litigation Paralegal with strong suit in civil litigation. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years of recent litigation experience in California, excellent attention to detail, strong typing skills of 60 WPM+, proficiency with MS Word 2003 and W...
Our client, an international corporate boutique law firm, is looking to add a Corporate Paralegal to their team. Qualified candidates must have 1+ years of general corporate experience. Candidates MUST also be FLUENT in Spanish, in order to communicate on a daily basis with Venezuelan and Colombian counsel. Bachelor’s degree required....
Paralegal Dilworth Paxson LLP. s seeking a full-time Paralegal – for our Cherry Hill office. The candidate must have experience in Foreclosure (tax foreclosure, commercial or residential), Real Estate and General Litigation. Please send resume and salary requirements and Apply-On-Line...
Downtown Baltimore law firm seeks experienced paralegal with 5+ years' experience in estates, trusts and probate. It would be a plus if the candidate also had experience in preparing decedent's final income tax returns and 1041's. Candidate must be organized and have good skills in Word and Excel Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits package. Pleasant atmosph...
Paramount Staffing Currently Has FIVE Openings for Paralegals (Please scroll down to view all listings) Position 1: Workers’ Compensation Defense Paralegal for Midtown Law Firm Midtown law firm is looking for a Workers’ Compensation Defense Paralegal. Candidates must have at least 3 years of Workers’ Comp experience from a defense firm. Our client is seeking a candidate with excellent technical sk...
TRAK Legal has upcoming openings for Contracts Paralegal jobs in the Washington, DC area. Qualified candidates will have graduated from an ABA accredited program and will have at least two years of relevant experience. Positions are available in a variety of industries and offer candidates a great chance to get to work immediately. Contracts Paralegal Job Responsibilities: · Coordinate responses t...
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PARALEGAL-LEGAL SECRETARY / COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Major Real Estate Firm in NYC Seeks Qualified Paralegal or Legal Secretary with Commercial Real Estate Background Temporary Assignment Very Immediate Hire Salary Commensurate with Experience Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Job Duties: Interview Clients Translate Legal Documents File Cases Prepare Pleadings & Court Documents Maintain Attorney Calendar Prepa...
Eberstein & Witherite, LLP has an immediate opening for a full-time litigation paralegal to join our wonderful legal team. The right candidate MUST have 5+ years’ experience in a high volume plaintiff’s personal injury/MVA practice. The right candidate is personable, organized, responsible, and able to professionally handle a high volume MVA case docket. This position requires the ability to pro-a...
Real Estate Paralegal with closing experience for a rapidly growing, fast-paced, established Virginia Beach law firm. Real estate processing and closing experience, including title review and excellent customer service skills a must. Qualifications Previous real estate processing, closing and title knowledge Strong accuracy and attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills...
Mutual Funds Paralegal-NY (Permanent) Global asset management firm based in NYC is in search of paralegal to support their Mutual Funds Legal Group. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting attorneys in drafting & updating pertinent agreements Corporate maintenance of Investment Company Act of 1940, SEC Filings, Mutual Funds, Legal Research Frequent and on-going interaction with...
Our client, a small law firm located in Center City Philadelphia seeks a legal assistant/paralegal to assist the managing partner. Must be open to administrative work. Strong typing skills. Trial prep experience is needed. Focus on the defense side is preferred. Position is temp to perm. Qualified candidates will only be considered. Email resumes to *****...
Job Description: Real Estate Paralegal with 3-5 years of real estate experience in a law firm or in-house legal environment, commercial real estate experience is preferred. Must have a thorough knowledge of loan documentation and closing requirements, contract administration, title, survey and entitlements, due diligence review, and title insurance. Candidate must have superior communication and p...
Beacon Hill Legal is looking for a nurse paralegal for a stellar opportunity at a well-known Chicago law firm. Candidates should have a solid background as nurse paralegal and at least 2 years of experience under their belt. Interested candidates should apply today! Find Us on Facebook! Follow BeaconHillLegal on Twitter! Beacon Hill Staffing Group is an EEO Employer. Company Profile: Founded by in...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Professional/Technical Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an empl...
Foreign Patent Paralegal will handle all phases of PCT and national/regional patent applications as well as other duties that arise. The foreign patent paralegal will be responsible for filing all in-house PCT and national/regional applications; including handling all formalities deadlines for all in-house PCT and national/regional applications; handling all correspondence with International autho...
A Paralegal Assistant job in Washington, D.C. is open at a top metro area law-firm. Your minimum of two years of relevant experience is required. If selected, you will have the opportunity to work with leaders in their field and a convenient metro location. If you’re ready to gain valuable experience in a fast-paced firm on this temporary assignment, this might be the opportunity for you. Paralega...
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1173 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
39.9%
Associates
23.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.4%
Certification
6.5%
Master's
6.3%
High School
4.2%
Professional
2.8%
(744 Respondents)
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