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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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Litigation Paralegal with extensive Florida litigation experience Very experienced Senior Litigation Paralegal wanted for busy foreclosure defense law firm. · 15-20 years of experience with drafting pleadings, discovery review, Florida Rules of Civil Procedures. · Experienced in supervising others and handling a large volume caseload. · Ultimate management role possible. · Great opportunity w...
Fort Walton Beach, FL Law firm has an opportunity for a paralegal/legal assistant with general litigation experience. The paralegal will be assisting in handling judgment collection matters. Additionally, there will be some Estate Planning duties. This is a well-established firm with potential for growth. If you have litigation experience, excellent computer and other office skills, please send yo...
Company Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives...
Litigation Paralegal (Chicago Loop) Kluever & Platt, LLC is currently seeking a Litigation Paralegals to join our team and work within our Litigation Department practice group. Depending on experience and work allocation responsibilities may include the following: • Processing incoming cases and setting up new matters in the case management system (document review and management, scheduling dea...
About our Company: Jaffe and Asher, LLP is a law firm based in Midtown Manhattan with a general civil practice including a specialty in the practice of legal debt collections. The firm represents several top tier lenders in both business and consumer collections matters throughout the United States. Job Summary: This law firm is seeking a motivated, self-starter for paralegal positions in the c...
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. To be successful in this role, our ideal candid...
Paralegal Busy law firm has a full-time opening for a litigation paralegal with primary focus in personal injury. Four-year degree in paralegal or bachelors degree with paralegal certificate preferred. Please forward cover letter and resume to: Annetta Skogen; Maschka, Riedy & Ries; PO Box 7; Mankato MN 56002-0007 or *****. This job listing brought to you by The Mankato Free ...
Company Confidential Panama City, FL, 32401
Legal Experienced Paralegal Required for prominent Panama City Attorney's office. Personal Injury experience preferred. Large firm with excellent pay and benefits. Your application will be treated with the utmost confidence. Send resumes to Blind Box 3657 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID# 34311561...
REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL Busy Law Firm in Pinehurst, NC seeks full time real estate assistant/paralegal to coor- dinate and process real estate closings. Experience with Soft Pro or other settle- ment software is required. Salary and benefit package based upon experience. Please forward resume to *****...
Boca Raton insurance defense firm seeking full-time paralegal. Responsibilities include document review, drafting, research, trial preparation, and other general litigation support tasks. Paralegal Certificate is a requisite. Competitive pay/benefits....
We are assisting a global healthcare company in the northern suburbs in its search for a Contracts Paralegal to join its team on a temporary basis. The paralegal will negotiate contract terms with potential or existing customers, suppliers or service providers; provide guidance and recommendations to business team; draft, review, and edit complex documents involving non-standard terms; work direct...
The Law Office of Laura A. Carpenter specializes in Family Law and Criminal Law. Looking for a legal secretary to assist with current business needs. Applicants will need: - A working knowledge of prodoc/westlaw - Have experience and be able to type Temporary and Final Orders for Family Cases - To be able to handle phone calls and client relations - To Assist attorneys with any possible legal...
Company Confidential Richardson, TX, 75080
Overview: Insurance company Staff Counsel seeks experienced automobile litigation legal assistant/paralegal in the Richardson area. Duties: Automobile accident discovery, calender management, scheduling, working with court personnel, and handling large personal auto litigation docket. Skills/Qualifications: Must have minimum 5 years of experience in litigation with significant and proven expe...
Local and growing real estate client seeks and experienced Paralegal with extensive experience in Commercial Leases. Responsibilities: • Read, review, execute and negotiate a commercial lease. Requirements: • Experience with Google Doc's and Google Mail is required • MS Office is a must. This need is immediate and will run 3-6 months....
Job Description: Paralegal and Legal Secretary openings in the Orlando area!!! Several firms in the Orlando area are looking for experienced Paralegals and Legal Secretaries to join their teams in the new year! Many prestigious and well-known firms are looking for experienced Paralegals with experience in Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice, and Real Estate. These positions will pay anywhere ...
New York office of premiere law firm is looking for a temp to perm real estate paralegal to assist attorneys in the group. Qualified candidates must have experience with title, real estate finance and commercial matters. If you have these qualifications and want to join a top-tier law firm, apply for this temp to perm commercial real estate paralegal job in New York, NY today. You may submit your...
The primary function of this position is to assist counsel with minimal supervision. These efforts include maintaining contracts and tracking associated expiration and renewal dates and unique changes for individual agreements. Paralegals review a variety of agreements for legal risk and compliance, research law, investigate facts, respond to internal and external questions, maintain and develop a...
This global law firm located in the financial district in NYC is in search of a corporate paralegal with 3+ years of experience in asset management in a large law firm environment. This position requires solid experience reviewing subdoc review in addition to various responsibilities. BA/ BS required. Heavy overtime required. Highly competitive salary based on experience. Please send resume to ...
Job Opening Title: Data Governance Analyst-with paralegal skills Job Opening Number: 125280 Job Summary: We are seeking an Information Governance Analyst (IGA) with paralegal skills to broker requests to access Church data. Job Family: Information Technology Location: UT-Riverton Posting Date: January 06, 2015 Unposting Date: Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: W Purposes: We ar...
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 Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Boston, 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

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $67,704.00
Typical Salary for Paralegal/Legal Assistant
(1180 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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%
(748 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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