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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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Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
Reputable Defense Firm seeks Insurance Defense Paralegal to start IMMEDIATELY! Successful candidates will have 3-5 years experience in insurance defense. Background in construction law preferred. Candidates must be responsible, mature, and dependable. Excellent benefits and competitive pay. Please send all resumes to ***** for immediate consideration. Interviews are underway--DO...
JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of legal related tasks under the direct supervision of a trial attorney. Assists in the preparation and trial of lawsuits, scheduling and coordinating pre-trial proceedings, participating in discovery activities, drafting motions, pleadings and subpoenas, obtaining witnesses and associated administrative duties. May also perform clerical duties. Activities may be di...
Our client, a large corporation in the Katy area is seeking a Paralegal with 3 plus years of experience, specifically in the labor and employment practice group within a corporation or law firm environment. Qualified candidates must have a strong understanding of employee relations and litigation process as well as strong technical skills with the ability to learn new systems with ease. Specifical...
Company Confidential Sterling, VA, 20164
The Immigration Specialist will be the most experienced paralegal in the practice group. This newly created role will be based in Sterling, VA. You will: Work closely with partners and associates to lead the team Work closely with new and existing clients and serve as a key point contact for them Manage a team of junior paralegals, and be responsible not only for their day-to-day management, bu...
A highly regarded corporation is searching for a Real Estate Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 3 years of real estate experience. Must have a paralegal certificate. This position will be responsible for drafting and preparing various real estate agreements, tracking active and completed projects, legal research, and various other related tasks. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national le...
Busy Norwalk solo practitioner seeks experienced real estate paralegal. Up to $25.00/hr depending on experience and skill level. Flexible work hours to accommodate commuter (avoid the rush hour) possible. Must be able to help in other areas areas of law (will train). Looking for neat and detail oriented individual with good communication and social skills, and good work ethic. Benefits after six m...
Company Confidential Pasadena, CA, 91107
Job Description: Pasadena Judgment Enforcement law firm is seeking a Senior Paralegalto perform a variety of paralegal and administrative support duties. This is a unique firm thatprimarily practices in the area of Judgment Enforcement; all candidates with current or recent judgment enforcement experience will be given priority. 1) Advanced ability to proofread, edit, and draft correspondence 2...
A corporation is seeking a Corporate Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 3 years of corporate experience. This position will be assisting with corporate records and books, annual corporate filings, resolutions, legal filings, and other general transactional work. Excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a dynamic corporation. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national legal staf...
A corporation is seeking a Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 2 years of contracts experience. Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certificate are required. This position will be responsible for reviewing contracts and RFP/RFI, reviewing customer purchase orders, drafting contract changes and amendments, tracking contract status, assisting in implementing new processes, administering the contr...
This Legal Administrative Assistant Position Features: * Opportunity for advancement * Supports directly attorneys * Great Pay up to $55,000/year Immediate need for legal administrative assistant with the ability to work in VA or DC. Will be responsible for supporting attorneys and clients, legal research, general administrative duties such as drafting/proofing legal documents. Communication...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75206
Established law firm seeks part time paralegal with 3 - 5 years experience in civil litigation (insurance defense preferred). Candidate must be capable of multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, managing attorneys' calendars, scheduling, drafting correspondence, file management, preparing pleadings, orders and all discovery. Candidate must have excellent grammar and writing skills. Candidate must be pro...
Monmouth County law firm seeking paralegal with nursing experience to handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing medical records, as well as serving general paralegal duties. RN license and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing are an advantage, but not required. Paralegal experience mandatory. Excellent written and verbal communica...
Construction Contract Administrator or Paralegal– Full Time – Trevose, PA AmQuip "The Crane People" is the leading provider of crane rentals and related services in the Northeastern United States. AmQuip owns and operates hundreds of cranes, ranging in size from "small" machines such as our 6-ton industrial crane up to 550-ton all-terrain and crawler cranes. AmQuip is currently looking for a Ful...
Paralegal- Real Estate Marketing Statement The Philadelphia Housing Authority, America's fourth largest public housing authority and leader in real estate development and property management seeks a Paralegal - Real Estate in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). PHA houses approximately 81,000 residents in the City of Philadelphia and manages a wide range of major programs and initiatives in or...
With a dedication to product quality and excellent customer service, Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., is committed to being at the side of their customers. Brother International is a premier provider of products for the home, home office and office that revolutionize the way you live and work. . Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Brother e...
Hotels Unlimited, Inc., a quality operator of mid-level franchised hotels as well as office and retail space has great career opportunities for an individual who is highly motivated, has a take-charge attitude and excellent communication skills. We are seeking to augment our corporate team by adding a self motivated paralegal/lease administrator to work with in-house counsel. The paralegal/lease ...
Lgl Sec./Asst ConfidentialMin. 1-yr college Houston, TX 1-2 yrs. Fax: 281-759-1275 Part-time. O&G attorney @ I-10/Dairy Ashford seeks motivated, hard-working, nonsmoker, some college (degree preferred), works well w/ others. Position is 20-30 hours per week. Must type 60+ wpm; some litigation experience preferred, but not required. No health/401. Great opportunity for professional improvement....
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...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
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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%
(747 Respondents)
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