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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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Paralegal - Contracts Administrator Growing and busy corporation in Westchester, NY seeks a Paralegal-Contracts Administrator who will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts under supervision of department attorneys. The Paralegal-Contracts Administrator will also conduct research, handle document distribution, and maintains file to support attorneys. Certified paralegal...
PARALEGAL. HIGHLY regarded Plaintiff’s practice law firm in Douglasville seeks an experienced and motivated personal injury paralegal with excellent communication skills, research skills, computer/typing skills, and people skills. Minimum of 2 years personal injury litigation experience required, including drafting and preparing pleadings, discovery and interaction with clients and court perso...
A great Paralegal Manager job in New York, NY is available courtesy of Special Counsel. If you have a minimum of five years of litigation experience, as well as supervisory experience, then this opportunity is for you. This is an excellent opportunity to work at a prominent firm that is a leader in the international field. The firm combines the entrepreneurial and collegial environment of a boutiq...
Beacon Hill Legal is always looking for well rounded litigation paralegals. We have a few opportunities at the moment that are looking for paralegals with a background in complex commercial litigation and medical malpractice. Interested candidates should apply today! Find Us on Facebook! Follow BeaconHillLegal on Twitter! Beacon Hill Staffing Group is an EEO Employer. Company Profile: Founde...
ABOUT HOMEOWNERS CHOICE INSURANCE Homeowners Choice was founded in 2006 by individuals who were themselves Florida homeowners and recognized the need for a quality, stable, service-oriented homeowners’ insurance provider in Florida. Today, we serve approximately 170,000 policyholders throughout Florida. Our management has worked in the Florida homeowner insurance business for over 25 years and is...
Busy personal injury law firm seeks candidate for entry level immediate full time position. Job duties will include drafting Summons and Complaints, Bills of Particulars, legal research, contact with clients to schedule and confirm appointments, drafting of correspondence to clients, medical providers and insurance companies, drafting of legal documents, obtaining documents needed for the litigati...
Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in the West Palm Beach office for a paralegal in the Real Estate Department. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of commercial real estate experience. Extensive experience with title and survey review, preparation of title objection letters, preparation of closing instruction letters, preparation of closing checklists, preparation of contract timelines,...
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...
TRUSTS AND ESTATES PARALEGAL Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP is seeking a paralegal with a minimum of 5 years experience to support the Trusts & Estates Practice Group in its Florham Park office. Responsibilities include drafting sophisticated estate planning documents, assisting with complex estate and trust administration, and dealing directly with clients and allied professionals. The succe...
Corporate Paralegal Dynamic corporation located in Westchester, NY seeks a Corporate Paralegal who will be responsible for supporting corporate legal matters including preparing of SEC filings (and relevant exhibits); preparing materials related to the Board of Directors and other corporate governance matters; and litigation support. Certified legal assistant or certified paralegal desired. Prim...
Company Confidential New Hyde Park, NY, 11042
Job Purpose: Serves clients by developing and monitoring cases; providing administrative and secretarial support, under the supervision of the attorneys. Duties: * Helps clients by keeping clients informed of case progress. * Enhances attorneys' effectiveness by monitoring case progress; alerting attorneys of issues requiring his/her attention; maintaining contact with clients, adjusters, and ...
NeoGenomics Laboratories Paralegal ARE YOU SEEKING A REWARDING CAREER IN CANCER DIAGNOSTICS? If you answered YES - then join our team of dedicated leaders in the cancer diagnostics marketplace! NeoGenomics is a state of the art comprehensive testing laboratory headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with additional locations in Florida, Tennessee, and California. Salary and benefits are generous ...
Our client, a downtown law firm, is adding to their oil and gas group, and looking to hire the following for their regional office in Denver: (1) An Oil & Gas Real Estate Title Paralegal with at least 5 years' experience. The job duties include assisting attorneys in preparation, recording and filing of legal instruments pertaining to oil and gas property interests, encumbering of property, miner...
Immigration Practice Group of large Albany law firm seeks a Paralegal to assist in preparation and prosecution of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications for corporate and individual clients. Duties include: preparing forms and correspondence, writing supporting argumentation, working closely with clients to gather and organize supporting documentation, and case administration. A Bachelor’s...
The Law Office of Storck & Dinverno, staff counsel for Trial Division of the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, seeks an experienced paralegal to assist in the defense of civil litigation involving businesses, individuals, and Nationwide, primarily in the areas of Michigan No-Fault law, premises liability, general negligence, and other matters of general civil litigation. The ideal candidate sho...
Legal Assistant or Paralegal DADELAND AREA Established law firm is seeking a seasoned Legal Assistant/Secretary/Paralegal with mainly experience in Workers' Compensation if knowledge of PI would be a plus : Experienced / bilingual whose responsibilities will include: Assist in answering phones Attorney calendar Setting hearings Depositions and Mediation Coordination. Draft and or edit plead...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Litigation Paralegal in the Sacramento, CA office. Under attorney supervision, this position performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes information. Coordinates efforts between attorneys, cli...
Trust & Estate Paralegal Well known Morristown Law Firm seeks a Trust & Estate Paralegal with four or more years experience in Trust & Estate administration. Responsibilities: *Manage trust and estate administration under the direct supervision of an attorney *Participate in and document initial client interviews *Obtain estate asset information, marshal estate assets and obtain valuations, p...

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
40%
Associates
23.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.4%
Certification
6.4%
Master's
6.3%
High School
4.2%
Professional
2.8%
(745 Respondents)
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