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.
ACLU Nationwide | New York, NY
Assisting the Project attorneys with legislative tracking. A Bachelor’s degree is required; one year of paralegal or related experience is, preferred...
The salary for this position is $50,210. Excellent benefits package provided. Bachelor's Degree Required
U.S. Bank | St. Louis, MO
Check this great job opportunity, Bankruptcy Paralegal in St. Louis, MO. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Starbucks | Seattle, WA 98134
Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances. Conduct trademark clearance searches Assist wi...
Leidos | Lexington, KY 40502
Reviews incoming discovery and other requested information to determine whether the materials are responsive to the government's request and whether additional requests need to be made to obtain speci...
(1) year experience
Allstate Insurance | Virginia
Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospec...
Bachelor's Degree in related field Experienced
Hagens Berman | Seattle, WA
Gather facts, documents, and evidence to assist in the initiation of legal action or motion practice...
CACI | Washington, DC
Directs and supervises the work of paralegals and other support staff, particularly on major litigation support efforts, such as large document review projects or trial support...
Travel Employment ASAP Start
Special Counsel | San Diego, CA
Special Counsel is currently recruiting for an In-House Legal Administrator/Paralegal job in the Del Mar area of San Diego, CA! This position is in a quiet and professional work environment that boast...
Admin Legal Support
Adams & Martin Group | Irvine, CA
Adams & Martin Group is working closely with a well-respected, boutique law firm that specializes in Trusts Admnistration and Estate Planning. The firm is growing, adding new clients consistently and ...
Target | Minneapolis, MN
Works closely with Lead ER Paralegals and Attorneys in providing guidance to HR and ER/LR field partners in assessing company exposure on a variety of employment related issues and recommends solution...
...and cons Works closely with Lead ER Paralegals and Att Works autonomously to represent the ER team in various projects
Kelly Services | Northbrook, IL 60062
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and/or American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate preferred. Work under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney. The Managed Solution...
Bachelor's Degree Experienced Permanent Employment, Temporary Employment 3+ years experience
O'Reilly Auto Parts | Springfield, MO
The Real Estate Paralega l provides support and assistance to the Legal Department in the administration of real estate contracts for the purchase, sale,...
five years experience
Allina Health | Minneapolis, MN
Bachelors of Arts/Bachelors of Science and Paralegal certification. Self-motivated, determined and able to work under own initiative. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to h...
Full Time Bachelor's Degree 7 years experience
Morgan Stanley | New York, NY 10032
Develop and manage IT initiatives that support tracking and management of global treasury functions, relevant regulatory developments and requirements and parent company guarantee obligations (GTracke...
-Bachelor's degree 2-3 years experience PRN PRN PRN
Execu|Search | Chatham, NJ
Bachelor's Degree in a related field. Conduct computerized medical, scientific, and technical research and analyze results and prepare synopsis. A law firm in New Jersey is actively seeking a new, cer...
Bachelor's Degree in a related field 5+ years of experience as a Nurse Paralegal
Adecco | Providence, RI 02903
Benefits are available to you as a contractor after one week of employment. Assisting attorneys and senior paralegals on necessary case development and research; Adecco is assisting a local client in ...
Bachelor's Degree Contract Employee Minimum 1 year Paralegal experience Can you imagine going to work every day knowing that you are making a difference
CVS | Irving, TX
In this position as a Senior Paralegal, you will support attorneys and business teams on regulatory requirements related to pharmacy networks such as provider agreement contracting; network developmen...
Full Time 7+ years experience ...service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make...
Wells Fargo | Minneapolis, MN
This position will report to a Managing Counsel in the General Litigation and Enforcement Section of the Wells Fargo Legal Department. The role requires an individual who can successfully manage multi...
eBay | Los Angeles, CA
Check this great job opportunity, NEW - Paralegal Job Hunters Handbook: From Internships To Employment in Los Angeles, CA. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensati...
Staffing Now | Chicago, IL 60656
Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices etc. Draft pleadings and file them with court. Staffing Now is hiring a Litigation...