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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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A corporation is searching for a Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 2 years of intellectual property experience, including patent prosecution. Corporate experience is a plus. Bachelor’s degree is required. This position will be responsible for filing patent applications and responses, docketing of patents and trademarks, research, due diligence, contract management, and various other tasks...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
BUSY PRESCOTT LAW Firm seeks full time experienced paralegal. Emphasis in litigation. Fax or mail resume 928-445-6488; PO Box 591, Prescott, AZ, 86302....
Paralegal For busy Kingston Law Firm. Personal Injury exp. a must. Knowledge of Word Perfect, Dictaphone and Trial Works helpful. Excellent salary for the right applicant. Medical, Dental & Pension plans offered. Fax resume to (845)331-2004 or email to *****....
Dalton, 30720
Established Law Firm seeks a Paralegal for full time position. Qualified applicants must have a paralegal certificate or at least 5 years experience as a legal secretary. Salary commensurate with experience Send Resume to Blind Box Y-9 C/O: The Daily Citizen P.O. Box 1167 Dalton, GA 30722 or email ***** This job listing brought to you by The Daily Citizen...
TIMESUNION.COM JOBS PARALEGAL for busy Kingston Law Firm. Personal Injury exp. a must. Knowledge of Word Perfect, Dictaphone & Trial Works helpful. Excellent salary for right applicant. Medical, Dental & Pension plans offered. Fax resume to: 845-331-2004 or email to: *****...
Job Description: ACT 1 - Legal Solutions has an immediate need for a stellar Estate Planning and Trust Administration Paralegal for this mid size boutique law firm on the Westside of Los Angeles. Looking for 5-10 years experience, will be assisting attorneys, as well as working with other paralegals and firm members, with all aspects of trust and estate administration (post-death administration)....
Job Description: This Litigation Paralegal Position Features: ? Great Pay up to $80K Top Los Angeles firm currently seeking an excellent Paralegal with a strong Litigation background Working under the supervision of attorneys and senior paralegals, this position is primarily responsible for the preparation and filing of State and Federal court filings. Representative duties may include research an...
Candidates should have experience in estate planning and probate matters. An ideal candidate will also have experience working with Medicaid applications, VA matters and special needs planning. A degree or certificate as a paralegal or legal assistant is a plus, but not required. This position is part to fulltime (20-40 hours per week). Candidates must be proficient in computer skills and office s...
CORPORATE PARALEGAL JDS Uniphase Corporation is seeking to hire anexceptional paralegal to work with senior legal management and other professionals to support the corporate legal department. Responsibilities will include facilitating, organizing, and providing substantive support for corporate governance and compliance initiatives, strategic transactions, investments, litigation support, training...
Paralegal $75-85K + bonus Billion dollar global financial service conglomerate seeks degree, (Paralegal Certificate a MUST) with 7+ years corporate paralegal experience in law firm or in house legal department. Responsible for support and coordination of diversified administrative functions required for ongoing effectiveness of office corporate legal department. Provide legal and professional and...
Paralegal (FPWKT - Livonia, MI) Looking for paralegal with 2 - 5 years litigation experience, preferably in asbestos litigation. Must be organized, detail oriented and have good time management skills. Must be able to work as part of a team in a busy office. Must be able to take directions from multiple attorneys. Experience with Excel, Word and databases required. To apply, submit resume and cove...
Immediate need! Are you a mid-level paralegal still looking for your perfect job? Look no further! Our client has an immediate need for a charismatic, detail oriented paralegal with 3+ years defense litigation experience. Some prior database experience is highly preferred but not mandatory. The ideal candidate will be the epitome of organization and have a very professional demeanor. Great referen...
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...
Our client, a downtown law firm, is looking for a senior litigation paralegal with experience working on multi-district, class action law suits. Strong technology experience is also needed for this position. The right candidate will work proactively, will be a strong communicator, and will know how to run a case from start to finish. A college degree is required. Candidates should have 5-15 years...
PART-TIME PARALEGAL Goochland County, Virginia is accepting applications for a Part-Time Paralegal to provide clerical and paralegal support to the County Attorney’s Office. This is a 25 hour per week position with no benefits. Duties include paralegal support, legal and factual research, drafting legal documents and correspondence, coordinating administrative functions of and schedulesfor the Cou...
Assists attorneys with preparation of loan documents and review of titles, surveys, title commitments, various ownership agreements, and transfer documents. Prepares closing files and follows up on additional post-closing matters. Conducts research using general and legal research tools (e.g., Westlaw, LexisNexis), researches documents filed at the registry of deeds or secretary of state, processe...
Foulston Siefkin LLP seeks a real estate and business paralegal to join our Wichita team. Foulston Siefkin has been one of the most respected law firms in the state of Kansas for nearly a century. We believe each team member of our law firm contributes to our success, and everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We look for individuals who strive to provide excellence to clients and our law f...
Paralegal Paralegal needed for premier personal injury law firm to work in our New Case Center and handle incoming calls on new cases and input case information on our computer system. Intake, diary and follow up on new cases. Heavy client contact. Bi-lingual Spanish a MUST. Perfect for recent graduate with an interest in law. Please send resume with salary requirements to *****...

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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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