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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 Palm Harbor, FL, 34684
. PARALEGAL - This is a position in North Pinellas County which can be full-time or part-time. Successful candidates should have a substantial interest in the law with advanced Microsoft office skills, be detail oriented and able to prepare complex legal documents from dictation while answering phones and handling clients. Legal experience in non-litigation fields is useful. Will train the right ...
Company Confidential Beachwood, OH, 44122
Job Purpose: Serves clients by developing case information, evidence, and settlement; forwarding file to litigation, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Builds cases by interviewing prospective clients; obtaining case information; reviewing information with an attorney. * Collects case evidence and documentation by contacting people involved in the case; inputting information into file...
Company Confidential N Charlesston, SC, 29406
Paralegal Immediate opening. Personal Injury and workers’ compensation experience preferred. Candidates must possess excellent computer, word processing, organizational, and communication skills. Paralegal Cert./Degree required. Send resume/salary req. to shoffman@ wiggerlawfirm.com...
This position will report directly to a Managing Partner. The role the right candidate will play is a highly visible position, responsible for coordination of activities and ensuring timely flow of information to and from the partner’s office. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, energetic, have a much disciplined planning and time management approach, and the ability to react quickly to changes a...
A corporation is searching for a temporary Corporate Paralegal or Administrative Assistant. Looking for a high level administrative assistant to assist with a detail oriented project. Must be smart and highly organized. Will be assisting the legal department with a due diligence project and collecting information. Assignment to last approximately 2 weeks. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national ...
A corporation is searching for a Real Estate Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 2 years of real estate experience, including closing real estate deals/transactions. Paralegal certificate if preferred. Great opportunity to join a dynamic organization. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national legal staffing firm with over 32 years experience in placing attorneys, paralegals, legal secretari...
Special Counsel is seeking a Corporate Paralegal for a large company in Center City Philadelphia. This position requires a strong transactions background. This is an exciting temp-to-perm opportunity with a well-established national company. Job Description: Draft, edit and review a high volume of contracts Prepare initial document drafts, ensuring consistency of agreement terms and conditions ...
Position ID:33591 Position Title:Paralegal Min Education Desired:Associate Degree Travel Percentage:10-25% Relocation:No Job Summary:We are currently looking for a Paralegal for our Concord office. The Paralegal would be gathering, analyzing and organizing information, legal pleadings, and discovery and construction documents pertaining to litigation files for Trial Attorneys. Prepares draft...
Our client, a downtown Houston law firm, is seeking a Litigation Legal Secretary/Paralegal with 5-10 years’ experience. This candidate must have strong communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically proficient in PowerPoint, electronic filing for both Federal and State courts, and must type at least 50 wpm or more. Some of the responsibilities include any and all admin...
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is seeking Temporary Paralegals for its Philadelphia headquarters. The right candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years of litigation experience with an emphasis on foreclosure-related matters. Must have strong writing skills and the ability to work independently. Excellent organizat...
Growing Law Firm in Cleveland is in need of a Intellectual Property Paralegal- Focus on areas of trademark prosecution, information disclosures for patents, copyrights, sweepstakes rules, Draft trademark applications and other filings, completed electronic filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Work directly with client and counsel as well as internal clients - attorneys. Draft due dat...
Large and stable company located in Philadelphia seeks a Corporate Paralegal with a minimum of 5 years experience gained in either a major law firm or in house legal department. The Corporate Paralegal will work closely with lawyers in the company’s legal department and other professionals throughout the organization. Responsibilities will include: managing general corporate housekeeping and recor...
Job Summary: Senior para-professional position supporting legal counsel on commercial transactions (focus on drafting, negotiating and administering written contracts and advising on routine commercial activities) and other legal matters. Regularly interfaces with internal and external legal counsel and staff, executive management, all functional departments of business units including sales pers...
Company Confidential Overland Park, KS, 66210
A mid sized law firm in Overland Park, Kansas is currently looking for a full-time Nurse Paralegal to support our attorneys in a large medical malpractice defense practice. We are looking for a RN or LPN with three years of clinical nursing experience. Experience in a law firm may be substituted for nursing experience. Responsibilities include review of medical records; preparation of chronologic...
Personal injury law firm seeks full-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal for our central Ohio office. Responsibilities include case management, litigation, extensive contact with clients, and misc. duties. Individual must possess litigation experience, excellent grammar, spelling, typing and telephone skills. We offer competitive compensation plan, and benefits. Please fax resume to (614) 342-2685 or em...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77098
Personal Injury Trial Law Firm seeking paralegal with litigation experience. * At least two years of litigation experience, some admin experience a plus * Litigation support to attorneys in daily litigation matters * Communicate with clients and courts * Draft pleadings, discovery, and correspondence * Be responsible for medical and billing record affidavits * Calendar deadlines and be well-...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support 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 ...
Paralegals The Law Office of Domingo Garcia P.C. Dallas, TX. Need 2 bilingual, experienced, paralegals for a MVA personal injury law firm. 5 yrs exp required. Please e-mail: ***** or ***** The Dallas Morning News - 10/12/2014...
Stern & Eisenberg, P.C. is a general practice firm focused on protecting secured and unsecured creditors in proceedings throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The firm seeks to add experienced professionals to its New York team located in Iselin, New Jersey. PARALEGAL Stern & Eisenberg, P.C. seeks a paralegal with 2-5 years of experience with exposure to foreclosure, bankruptcy and/o...
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 14-07 PARALEGAL The Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Paralegal, to be stationed in the Des Moines office. The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act...
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$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Assists attorneys by performing legal research; preparing legal documents; providing support during litigation processes;
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
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Assists in trial or hearing preparation by compiling lists of witnesses and ensuring they will attend proceedings; conducting pre-trial interviews; scheduling appearances by expert witnesses; preparing exhibits and documentation; researching jury issues.
Attends court hearings to provide assistance with research or witnesses.
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