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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, a premier law firm, is looking to add an experienced Litigation Paralegal to their growing team. · On a daily basis, the Litigation Paralegal will be responsible for: · Performing initial case assessments and investigating claims · Creating pleadings, including summons and affidavits · Ensuring that copies of documentation are properly filed and distributed · Calendaring dates · Creati...
Sr. Family Immigration Paralegal/Coordinator Wayne, PA Law Offices of David Piver. Req: BS in Law/Int'l Studies or rel. & 5yrs exp Rep: ***** Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Paralegal Virginia Legal Aid Society seeks paralegal to provide telephone intake & advice under supervision of attorney; screen for eligibility & legal issue; enter in computer database; make appropriate referrals. Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent skill and accomplishment in analysis and writing; data entry speed and accuracy; excellent verbal, writing and people skills with clients and te...
PARALEGAL ENTRY-LEVEL Needed for Litigation Insurance Defense law firm located in Boca Raton, Fla. Candidate should have 1-3 years of experience, Employer willing to train. Job will require to: •Draft pleadings/correspondence and motions •Communicate with clients regarding case status •Communicate with clients to obtain information/documents needed •Summarize medical records •Excellent computer, o...
Company Confidential Danbury, 06810
P/T PARALEGAL DANBURY Must have real estate experience. 18 - 24 hrs/wk. Call 203-648-9818...
Company Confidential Woburn, 01801
Legal REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL Well-established law firm seeks a full-time real estate paralegal to be responsible for all pre- and post-closing duties related to commercial real estate transactions. Duties include legal research, ordering MLC’s, preparing loan documents, settlements statements and title policies, and performing UCC filings and searches. Excellent organizations skills, strong attenti...
Company Confidential Dover, 19904
DE Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control Paralegal III DNREC /Office of Natural Resources/Parks & Recreation (Kent County) The Divisions Paralegal is responsible for preparation of all legal documents, coordinating, researching state and federal code laws, regulations and policies. The position manages FOIA requests and legal requests to the Department of Justice if required. Re;sume;...
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, a mid-sized professional services firm is currently hiring for the following positions: REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL Immediate opening for an experienced Real Estate Paralegal with 5+ years experience in our Naples office. We are seeking someone with experience in reading and understanding contracts, and drafting residential and commercial documents related to conveyance, acquisi...
Manpower is currently seeking a Paralegal Assistant in the Albany, NY area. This is a temp to hire opportunity with a reputable organization. Working hours are M-F 8:30am-5:00pm; pay is between $10.00 and $13.00 per hour. The paralegal assistant will be performing clerical duties using legal terminology, procedures and documents, preparing legal papers and correspondence, assisting with legal rese...
We are looking for a Mutual Fund (’40 Act) Paralegal to support our Mutual Fund Legal Group. The Mutual Fund Legal Group is responsible for our domestic, SEC registered mutual funds. The firm currently has 33 registered funds (approximately 125 portfolios) covering a wide range of investment services in the equity and fixed income areas. The investment adviser manages three groups of funds. One gr...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL . full-time, needed for downtown Pittsburgh family law firm. Preferred requirements are: family law experience, a strong work ethic, well organized and computer literate, willing to work to meet deadlines, pay attention to detail, and able to handle large-scale discovery and heavy client contact. EXPERIENCED ONLY need apply. Salary negotiable; excellent benefits. E-mail resume...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10123
Busy Boutique Trusts & Estates and Elder Law firm seeks Guardianship Paralegal. Candidates must have a minimum of one year professional experience in law office and possess the ability to communicate effectively with other staff members. Opportunities for growth in responsibilities, depending on demonstrated abilities. Paralegal Certificate Helpful But Not Required Duties: * Support Attorneys in c...
LEASE NEGOTIATOR/PARALEGAL Reports to: Director of Leasing Position Purpose: The Lease Negotiator is the primary person responsible for the accuracy and quality of lease documents, amendments and other legal documentation; and their timely completion. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: · Primary responsibility is the negotiation of and quality control over leases and amendments. · Secondarily, negotiation...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Job Description: AppleOne is seeking an experienced Paralegal for a Law Firm that handles Personal Injury claims such as; vehicle accidents, truck / big rig accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. This is a professional environment and requires working closely with 2 Attorneys. This is a Monday ? Friday 8am-5pm position. To be successful in this role, you will...
Terrific national law firm with offices in Manhattan seeks a bright, motivated paralegal with trial experience to assist them on a temporary basis. Expected start date: mid August Expected duration: approximately 3 months Pay: $25 plus time and a half Location: Midtown Manhattan Suitable candidates must have a 4-year college degree, have trial experience, and be highly-motivated and available for...
Our client, a health insurance company, is looking to add a Contracts Paralegal to their New York office. Qualified candidates must have 5+ years of experience with HIPAA and managed care. This role will be responsible for research and compliance for audits. Bachelor’s Degree preferred....
Our client, an AmLaw 100 firm, is looking to add an IP Paralegal Supervisor to their New York office. They are looking for someone with 8+ years of IP prosecution experience. Supervisory experience required. Duties and responsibilities include: supervising support functions relating to IP prosecution filings, quality assurance, payment of annuities and maintenance fees, inter parties proceedings,...
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1173 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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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