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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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Our client is looking for a Defense paralegal with 2 years experience. Discovery tracking, trial prep experience is needed. Must meet 1600/year billing requirement. Position is temp to perm. Email resumes to *****...
Paralegal Busy New London law firm seeks detail oriented, organized person for a civil litigation paralegal position. Medical malpractice wrongful death paralegal experience preferred. Please forward resume to The Reardon Law Firm, P.C., P.O. Drawer 1430, New London, CT 06320, fax to 860-444-6445 or email to *****. Posted in The Day...
IIPLG is a small Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Champions Area of Houston, TX. We are seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist in the preparation and filing of paperwork relating to U.S. and International Patent Applications. A minimum of two years intellectual property legal experience is required. The job requires a very high level of attention to detail and strong organizational ski...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Galleria Area Law Firm Seeks Paralegal The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: At least 2 years of personal injury and litigation experience Experience dealing with expert reports and depositions, scheduling & calendaring. Experience drafting pleadings and e-filings, performing legal research and propounding/handling discovery Confident candidates please fax resu...
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...
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...
Morrison Mahoney is seeking a full-time medical malpractice paralegal for its Hartford office. Duties include client contact, assisting attorneys on a daily basis with file organization and maintenance, discovery management, trial preparation and medical record retention and indexing for medical malpractice defense. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years’ medical malpractice defe...
Company Confidential Harrison, NY, 10528
Defense law firm located near Harrison, NY is seeking a paralegal with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in handling asbestos matters. Please send your cover letter and resume, as well as salary requirement via e-mail to ***** in MS Word format to the attention Hiring Coordinator....
This position provides paralegal support for the Grifols Legal Department. Primary responsibilities for role: Drafts and reviews various types of agreements/contracts (e.g., Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Third Party Sales and Services Contracts, Consultant Agreements, and Speaker Agreements) Maintains corporate records for Grifols and affiliates Performs various ad hoc assignments relate...
Company Confidential Little Rock, AR, 72223
Personal Injury Case Manager (Litigation) Must be able to work in a team environment. Responsible for managing the day-to-day legal casework for the firm in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. Organizes priorities and structures work flow to maintain minimum level of cases and client contact without missing important timelines of case actions. Duties: Excellent written & oral communications, ...
Paralegal (Entry Level) Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., an established law firm with a twenty-five year tax collection practice, seeks a full-time paralegal for our Norristown office. Responsibilities include file review, establishment of payment plans with property owners and preparation of high-volume pleadings and correspondence. Successful candidate must be a college graduate demonstrating a s...
The purpose of this position is to provide paralegal and program management services for legal and compliance issues, company policies, and litigation management, working with the leads for Global Employment law, Compliance and Litigation. Collaborate with attorneys to develop litigation strategy, manage outside counsel, and respond to discovery requests and case activities Research and draft su...
SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering high performance computing, server, storage, data center and cloud computing solutions and professional services. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) has an immediate need for a Paralegal to support the legal needs of a worldwide legal department and provide assistance on a wide variety of pr...
Company Confidential Buffalo Grove, IL
The Implementation Services division of a dynamic, rapidly-growing Consulting Company needs your experience in assisting with legal documentation, corporate governance work for our clients, and customer service support. You will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring the legal interface of our attorneys and clients, as well as handling document preparation, review, and filing with local ag...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements To be successful in ...
LEGAL SECRETARY / PARALEGAL TO TRIAL LAWYER ATTORNEY COMPANY: THE RO FIRM, P.S.C. is a trial lawyer's litigation law firm handling various types of highly disputed legal issues. The Firm's primary area of law is: LITIGATION. As part of the“Top 100 Trial Lawyers” of the National Trial Lawyers, the Firm's attorney handles various areas of litigation. Incoming Legal Secretary / Professional(s) hired...
Accounting Principals is searching for a Paralegal to join an excellent company's Legal Team Job Responsibilities Include: Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Under the direction of the Corporate Counsel for Real Estate (CCRE), resolve routine legal issues. • Under the direction of the CCRE, prepare (or assist in the preparation of) real estate legal documents (including, but not limited to...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in Intellectual Property or the Insurance Defense field with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records. SHB offers a challenging, rewarding and fun at...
Hallman & Associates, Estate & Tax planning law firm in Norman, needs DETAIL ORIENTED FT LEGAL ASSISTANT or PARALEGAL w/ 2 yrs exp & MS Office required. Must be able to work under multiple deadlines & fast-paced environment. Attn to detail, great writing skills, organization and self-motivation a must! Only those with exp/skills listed should apply. Resume and salary history to:Â ssieber@hallma...
Company Description Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP is the country's leading business law firm serving the emerging growth and technology marketplace. With offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Beijing we represent entrepreneurs, tech companies, venture capital firms and investment banks throughout the country and the ...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

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$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
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