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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.
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.
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75230
Small Dallas law firm has an opening for an experienced paralegal, with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Experience working with medical records is preferred. Applicants must have excellent references. The position is full-time. Duties include: Open new files Maintain calendar of multiple deadlines Review files to prepare forms for filing with Division of Workers' Compe...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Personal Injury Litigation Paralegal-Bilingual Prestigious Plaintiff law firm is seeking an experienced bilingual (fluent) paralegal to join our firm. We are located just outside the Galleria area. Must be certified from an approved paralegal education program. Excellent oral and written communications a must. Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task and handle heavy caseload. Knowledge of Tri...
Manley Deas Kochalski LLC is a dynamic, fast-paced Grandview law firm representing creditors in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Due to our continued growth we currently have an opening for a Bankruptcy Paralegal/Legal Assistant in our Bankruptcy department. We're not looking to just fill a position; we're looking for enthusiastic people with ideas and talent! In this challeng...
The Patent Paralegal is responsible to support the intellectual property attorneys within the Legal Department. The person must be detail oriented, organized, have strong self-starting qualities and a sense of urgency. This position also requires a person who has the ability to think independently, who can work as a team player in a challenging and dynamic environment, and who possesses a keen un...
We are a well-established and growing Woburn law firm seeking a full-time real estate paralegal. Individual will be responsible for all pre and post closing duties related to commercial real estate transactions including, but not limited to: legal research; ordering municipal lien certificates, title examinations and certified plot plans; preparation of loan documents, settlement statements and ti...
ABOUT US: SyWest Development is a privately held real estate company with operations primarily based in the western U.S. We are a fully integrated company focusing on the acquisition, development and long-term management of core real estate assets. We are well capitalized, have an experienced management team and are well positioned for significant growth. More information on our company can be fo...
About Us: Business and Family Immigration law practice: We are a fast paced, detail oriented team of immigration professionals, our office exclusively practices U.S. Immigration law. We are looking for an experienced immigration paralegal with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Qualifications • Two years or more of experience working in an immigration law practice • Experience...
Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Paralegal Job Description: Seeking a paralegal with some experience in probate administration. Probate-Trust/Estate Administration 1-client intake 2-getting estate docs, prepare pleadings, petitions, etc. 3-marshaling and retitle assets 4-calendaring deadlines (tax, etc.) 5-prepare closing/pleadings Will work with Senior paralegal on more intricate cases. Exceptional people skills Time m...
MoreDirect is a profitable $700M+ company focusing on providing technology solutions for the Fortune 2000, located in Boca Raton, Florida. MoreDirect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PC Connection (PCCC), a $2 Billion+ publicly traded company located in Merrimack, NH. MoreDirect offers a wide range of technology services with over 500 technical certifications and a qualified team of expert enginee...
Paralegal Busy New London law firm seeks detail oriented, organized person for a civil litigation paralegal position. Ability to handle multiple tasks and work as a team player a must. Paralegal experience required. Please forward resume to The Reardon Law Firm, P.O. Drawer 1430, New London, CT 06320 or fax resume to 860-444-6445. Posted in The Day...
Legal Paralegal The Office of the Missouri Attorney General (St. Louis location) has an opening for a paralegal. Duties include investigating and preparing cases for trial in state and federal courts and maintaining a heavy caseload. The qualified applicant must have a paralegal degree, good telephone and organizational skills, and experience using Word, Access, and Excel. Salary range $30,000-$35...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63131
Small law firm seeks polished professional for Part-Time Paralegal Position. Ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in estate planning and/or probate work. Candidate must be detail-oriented, hard working and possess good interpersonal skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is required; experience with PCLaw is a plus. This is a part-time position with no benefits of...
Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in the Denver, Colorado office for an experienced Litigation Paralegal in the Litigation Department. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-8 years of experience in all aspects of Litigation, with emphasis in construction defect and commercial litigation matters. Knowledge of Case Logistics, Case Notebook, Relativity or other document management software, is...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77076
Houston law office is looking to add a legal assistant for one of it's partners. Candidates should have solid secretarial skills. JOB DUTIES: * Manage and coordinate attorney calendar(s) and case deadlines * Help Attorney prepare for meetings and court appearances; * Schedule meetings and prepare travel arrangements; * Interface with clients, claims adjusters, court clerks, court reporters an...
Frankel Staffing Partners is assisting a local law firm in their search for an experienced Paralegal to provide attorney support. The ideal candidate will offer a flexible and detail oriented work style, recent education, litigation, or estate planning experience in addition to strong overall skills in administrative support. Responsibilities include general correspondence and office administratio...
Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A., located in P. Pleasant Beach, NJ, is seeking an experienced Receptionist to work in our fast-paced, high volume environment. Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately, in person and on the telephone; scheduling appointments; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; facilitates client contact; assists attorneys and other...
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Edgar Snyder & Associates, voted one of Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania, seeks a Workers’ Compensation Paralegal to work in the Altoona, PA office. Edgar Snyder & Associates is a plaintiff personal injury law firm with over 140 staff and five office locations. Anyone who lives in western Pennsylvania and watches television will likely recognize Edgar Snyder as the injury lawyer who po...
Company Confidential Winston Salem, NC, 27101
We are a full-service firm in Winston-Salem looking for a paralegal/legal assistant in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. Job Requirements: * Develop cases by building and maintaining relationships with clients and obtaining case information; review information with attorney. * Enhances attorney's effectiveness by monitoring case progress; alerting attorney of issu...
Grugnale & Schlesinger is looking for an experienced Real Estate Paralegal for their Woburn Office. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills and communication skills. Prior experience is necessary. Duties include everything from Order Entry to Settlement Statement preparation to document generation and final disbursement. Detail oriented individuals only please. Experience in ...
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Assists attorneys by performing legal research; preparing legal documents; providing support during litigation processes;
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Drafts legal documents such as contracts, mortgages, and separation agreements.
Researches case law or case details, using computerized research systems.
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