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.
Citi | Tampa, FL
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and in...
Full Time Regular Employment Bachelor's Degree
Zenly, Inc. | Sarasota, FL
Williams Parker is seeking a qualified candidate for a Litigation Paralegal position. Your talent and passion will lead us to greater success. Our environment fosters the growth and development of our...
Charles Schwab | San Francisco, CA
Conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day...
Full Time Category: Compliance/Legal/Regulatory Schedule: Days
Lithia Motors | Medford, OR
Is a publicly traded automotive retail company [NYSE: LAD] with over 160 dealerships, auto stores and service centers across the United States. Our proven record of success comes from the empowerment ...
Category: Support Services - Corporate Office
Digital Media Communications | Rapid City, SD
Johnson Eisland Law Office now has an opening for an experienced Civil Litigation Paralegal/Legal Secretary. Apply today by emailing your resume and cover letter to BJM@johnsoneiesland.com. The ideal ...
Adams & Martin Group | Los Angeles, CA
Litigation Paralegal with experience in civil litigation preferred. This person will be in charge of heavy trial preparation and in-trial coordination. Experience handling both highly desirable. Looki...
Secure Aspects Group | Tulsa, OK
Paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification. We are a growing law firm located on Brookside, looking for the next member of our team...
CVS | Scottsdale, AZ
As a Senior Paralegal, you will support the legal needs of the Healthcare Services Legal Group by providing paralegal support for health plan contracting attorneys...
Full Time Contract Employment GED Required
State of North Carolina | Wake, NC
This listing closes on 9/22/2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time $7.25 - $20.00 Hourly Department: Office of State Human Resources
City and County of Denver | Wellington, AL
This listing closes on 10/4/2017 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)...
Regular Employment $24.73 - $36.10 Hourly Department: Law (CA)
Randstad | Houston, TX
The Litigation Paralegal will work with litigation attorneys and will perform many tasks during the course of a litigation matter. Our client is seeking an incredibly organized individual who thrives ...
Permanent Employment $60,000 - $70,000 per year
Carlton Accounting & Finance | Houston, TX
The Paralegal works with and at the direction of the Attorney to ensure responsible and timely delivery of legal services...
John P. Leonard, M.D. | Boston, MA
Senior Trusts & Estates Paralegal will assist with all aspects of the administration of estates...
Ingalls Information Security, LLC | Minneapolis, MN
The Banking, Operations, Commerce and Global Risk Division of the Wells Fargo Law Department provides legal advice and support to Wells Fargo lines of businesses on an enterprise-level basis. Our scop...
Manulife | Boston, MA
Check this great job opportunity, Sr. Real Estate Paralegal in Boston, MA. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Tutoring of Nashville | Austin, TX
Our Austin, Texas office has an immediate need for an Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution Paralegal. The ideal candidate will be efficient, multitask-oriented, independent, and a team player. The...
Full Time ASAP Start
Starpoint Solutions | Herndon, VA
As part of the Office of General Counsel, this paralegal focuses on supporting and enabling the marketing efforts of our firm, particularly by assisting in the legal review and analysis of marketing a...
Wells Fargo | Minneapolis, MN
We are currently seeking a retirement plan/IRA specialist to join the Law Department in Minneapolis. This position will provide paralegal support for the Law Department attorneys supporting these area...
State of South Carolina | Charleston, SC
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses by providing systematically planned and delivered instruction, designing and developing curriculum, evaluating student performance, a...
Full Time Temporary Employment $0.00 Annually Department: Trident Technical College Phone: (803) 896-5300
Citizens Bank | Jersey City, NJ
This is a professional level position that works closely with in-house litigation counsel, various business and operational employees, and outside counsel to support discovery and other efforts associ...
1st Shift Bachelors Degree 5 years experience