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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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WE ARE FARMERS Paralegal Las Vegas, Nevada Challenge. Technology. Support You’ll find it all at Farmers Insurance. We offer global resources, industry-leading case management technology and a culture that recognizes the key contributions of paralegals to our success. Farmers provides a fast-paced and performance-driven environment, where paralegals have significant client interaction - our legal p...
Litigation paralegals for junior, mid level and senior level paralegals- many openings with prominent DC metro area law firms for experienced litigation paralegals. Must be a college grad with a high GPA and have traditional paralegal skills. Minimum one year experience in a law firm environment needed. These openings are for all types of law. Several openings require IP litigation. Salary levels...
Our client, a law firm in North Atlanta, is seeking a litigation paralegal to join their team immediately! Qualified paralegals will have at least four years of experience in the commercial real estate field, as well as heavy State and Federal e-filing experience. This paralegal will be responsible for supporting a busy Partner and two Associates with drafting legal pleadings, letters, and documen...
Midtown Commercial Real Estate Law Firm seeks bright, ambitious, reliable recent college graduate from a top school for a paralegal position. Our Firm handles numerous commercial real estate transaction in the New York City area. Candidate should have the skills to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. Computer literate. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel a must. Benefits available....
Company Confidential Wilmington, DE, 19801
Experienced Paralegal wanted for full time day work in Delaware office. The firm specializes in general insurance defense and products liability practice. This is a great place to work because of its fast paced yet casual environment. We are high achievers seeking to add another self-starter to our team as many of our paralegals have continued their education by entering law school. The environmen...
Company Confidential Northport, NY, 11768
Busy Northport litigation firm seeks paralegal/secretary with 1-4 years civil litigation experience required. Must be able to draft pleadings, handle client contact, and perform detailed legal secretarial tasks. Immediate position available. Salary commensurate with experience. Please reply to here....
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world's largest insurance brokers, provides a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty (P/C)brokerage and alternative risk transfer services globally, as well as employee benefit brokerage, consulting, and actuarial services in the United States. We also offer claims and information management, risk control consulting, and appraisal services to cli...
Manley Deas Kochalski LLC represents creditors in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and now Illinois! Due to our continued growth, we currently have an Attorney Support Paralegal/Legal Assistant position opening in our Chicago office. Responsibilities: Handle most administrative aspects of non-contested and contested cases, to include regular follow-up with court personnel, opposing counsel, d...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33131
Law Firm on Brickell Avenue in Miami that provides legal services in the areas of real estate & banking transactions is hiring! We are seeking a transactional real estate paralegal Applicant must have familiarity with Commercial Real Estate and Loan Closings. Must be able to process files from beginning through time of closing and post closing, including title clearance, preparation of all closing...
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...
At SunEdison, we are looking for talented self-starters with imagination, creativity and vision. In addition, we are seeking individuals who are original thinkers, possess the drive to achieve quick results, and have the capacity to assume increasing responsibility in a highly successful global organization. Ideal candidates will have a passion for the solar industry and desire to be part of a tea...
Our client, a Dallas Law firm is seeking a Sr. Litigation Paralegal with 10-15 years of Law Firm experience. This position will support a head Partner in his busy Litigation practice. You must have prepped for and attended trial. A stable work history, a winning attitude and an extremely professional presentation is an absolute must. Litigation Paralegal must know how to manage large complex cases...
Our client, a downtown Dallas law firm, has an immediate opening for a Commercial Litigation Paralegal with 3-5 years of experience. Prior Banking and Real Estate experience is a huge plus. Duties will include coordinating dates, calendaring, setting up depositions and hearings, trial prep, some drafting and project work. This is a very fast-paced position and it requires someone who is energetic...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77056
Proven track record for workers compensation claims management and oversight of third party administrators Multistate knowledge of workers compensation law Experience in workers compensation claims filing and administration Solid interpersonal skills (ability to work with individuals at all levels in the organization and externally with government agencies) Takes initiative and follows through on...
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...
Required Skills MS Excel, Management, Litigation, discovery. DESCRIPTION Description The paralegal will provide support and general assistance to in-house team and outside counsel. The support is primarily surrounding the management of discovery related activities from the issuance of a legal hold notice to production. May have the need to travel into Chicago to manage related projects. a. Litigat...
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Description The paralegal will provide support and general assistance to in-house team and outside counsel. The support is primarily surrounding the management of discovery related activities from the issuance of a legal hold notice to production. May have the need to travel into Chicago to manage related projects. a. Litigation Experience (minimum of 5 years of experience) b. Discovery Experience...
Insurance DEFENSE PARALEGAL Boyd & Jenerette has a paralegal position available at our Jacksonville office now. Qualified candidates MUST have the requisite professional experience in Litigation, Insurance Defense, Auto & Personal Injury and Complex Liability of 5 + years. Law firm defense experience preferred! This is NOT an entry level. Ability to multi-task, fast paced environment, acute attent...
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As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
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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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