Browse available Paralegal Jobs. Paralegals are indispensable when it comes to law cases or lawyers. They are the eyes, ears and hands for lawyers. Paralegals do most of the running for lawyers and this obviously includes more jobs which they are supposed to do day in day out. And it is one of the hottest new jobs in the country with quite a handsome pay coming with it. Paralegals assist and liaise lawyers throughout a law process. They are the individuals who are seen running around and making the calls to speak. Paralegals act as support staff and assistants to attorneys. They are the ones who manage and provide them with the back-office support. A paralegal has to do whatever a lawyer needs to, except for fighting the case in court.
If you want to work as a paralegal then you can expect some very busy days. You need to have a running knowledge of legal procedures and jargons to assist a lawyer. The fact is that you need to be as much on par in know-hows as the lawyer to be able to support him in a particular case. As a paralegal, expect to be the first individual to get in touch with a prospective client and perform scheduling and re-scheduling appointments or meetings time and time again.
Working as a paralegal is all about multi-tasking and management. Unlike freelance one-man legal aid agencies, large companies have more than one paralegal assisting a lawyer. Now, having more than one paralegal means distributing the tasks overall in and between each other. That’s because it is impossible for a single person to deal and manage the complete pressure work that lawyers and large agencies deal with every day.
This is one of the most lucrative fields for post-GEDs or pre-grads. And if you are any of them, you’re on the way to becoming another individual working in this job sector already amounting to over 300,000. This is one of the largest growing job sectors in the industry with a projected growth of over 15% in the coming years. That would mean an approximate 45,000 new paralegal vacancies for you.
If you are thinking about becoming a paralegal, these are the most important functions which you are will be expected to do:
If you want to be taken on as a paralegal, these are the skills which you need to have to make sure you get started with the best possible legal firms for a bright career:
Post-GED or bachelors’, you can opt for vocational training programs accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to become eligible for a paralegal certification (PR). These courses last for 7 to 17 months. You can become a Certified Paralegal (CP) after completing the National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ (NFPA) PACE registration examination.
You will come to find that experience is a very important criterion in this field. The best legal firms and prospects prefer candidates who have a bit of experience and the go-getter attitude. So, it’s not just about certification; gaining a year of experience before moving on to the best options may work out for you in the future.
The current median of salaries for paralegals comes in at around and above $50,000 per annum. On an hourly basis, the figure comes up to $25. The best salaries come in at a bit over $60,000 p.a. It is for a fact that paralegals at private firms and agencies get the better salaries than those working in government agencies. Salaries for first-timers are likely to be just above the $40,000 p.a., although this varies according to the states and firms.
State of North Carolina | Wake, NC
This listing closes on 6/26/2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time Permanent Employment $39,611.00 - $63,378.00 Annually Department: Dept of State Treasurer
Fresenius Medical Care | Waltham, MA
2+ years’ related experience working with a law firm or in-house legal team. Fluency with Microsoft Office applications including, Excel, Visio, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint...
Bachelor's Degree Required
Minnesota Judicial Branch | Minneapolis, MN
This listing closes on 6/29/2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time Permanent Employment $48,191.04 - $74,792.16 Annually Department: Fourth Judicial District
Providence Health & Services | Renton, WA
Providence is calling a Paralegal to Providence Health & Services in Renton, WA...
Full Time Category: Audit / Legal / Risk Shift: Day
Wells Fargo | San Francisco, CA
Wells Fargo has an opportunity for an Intellectual Property Paralegal to work in our growing intellectual property team in the Legal Department. This position will provide paraprofessional legal suppo...
Save-A-Lot | Earth City, MO 63045
Assist the Chief Compliance Officer and the company’s business units and corporate functions in driving regulatory compliance efforts in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to, food saf...
Con Edison | New York, NY
Driver's License Required. Review incoming mail through MAVRO and distribute to the appropriate group. Technical Difficulty Statement. A Paralegal Certificate or a degree in legal studies and experien...
Bachelor's Degree or Associate degree Travel Required four years experience
Leidos | Washington, DC 20001
Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10...
5 years experience
Herman & Kittle Properties | Indianapolis, IN
Responsible and accountable for supporting general counsel by reviewing, preparing, filing and maintaining legal documents, reviewing and coordinating title and survey, assisting with closings (postin...
Kelly Services | Troy, MI 48084
Knowledge of Federal and State Court rules. You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Preparation of answers to interrogatories...
Direct Hire 2+ years experience
CACI | Los Angeles, CA
Requires paralegal certificate. An equivalent level of legal training may be substituted with the approval of the COR. At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience ...
Staffing Now | Dallas, TX
SNI has partnered with a growing law firm in Downtown Dallas seeking an experienced Paralegal with Construction Litigation experience. This position requires candidates with Construction Litigation ex...
Experienced 5+ years experience
Thalman Enterprises, Ltd. dba K. Charles & Co. | Plano, TX
Please upload either a word or PDF version of your cover letter for this position. Please upload either a word or PDF version of your current resume...
Advance Auto Parts | Roanoke, VA
Answers incoming calls from internal and external customers and forwards calls to appropriate parties if necessary. Also expected to provide support to attorneys including scheduling, travel arrangeme...
Bachelor's Degree Exempt, Travel Required 3-5 years experience
Waste Management | Sun Valley, CA 91352
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America...
Associate degree Travel Required 5 years experience
Experis | Houston, TX
Researches various states requirements for licensing and certification requirements and prepares documents as needed. Maintains files/database to ensure no lapses in certifications. Accounting, HR, Ri...
Variety | Los Angeles, CA
Check this great job opportunity, Business Affairs Coordinator / Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Full Time Bachelor's Degree Required
Adams & Martin Group | Washington, DC
Our client, a prestigious and socially responsible AmLaw 100 firm, is looking for a Corporate Paralegal to join their team on a permanent basis. This Corporate Paralegal will be assisting the corporat...
Full Time Permanent Employment
System One | Juno Beach, FL
Provide legal assistant /paralegal support functions for the company and to real estate attorney members of the law department...
Bank Of America | Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
1st shift (United States of America). Regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in matters of consequence to the Bank and its clients...
Junior Level four year experience