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.
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Marriott | Bethesda, MD
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Two-year college degree required Travel Required three years experience
Ross | Dublin, CA
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Seasonal, Travel Required Minimum of 3 years paralegal experience
Wells Fargo | Minneapolis, MN
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DaVita | Denver, CO
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Compass Group | Charlotte, NC
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Forever 21 | Los Angeles, CA
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Bachelor's Degree Exempt 5+ years of general legal support experience
State of South Carolina | Spartanburg, SC
This listing closes on 2/22/2017 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)...
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LawCrossing | Washington, DC
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Key Resource Group, LLC | Buffalo, NY
A government agency located in Buffalo, NY has an immediate opening for a Paralegal to work on a prominent class action lawsuit. In this government contract position, the candidate will provide prompt...
Mercy | Chesterfield, MO
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Stange Law Firm | Troy, MO
Are you a legal professional with a passion for Family Law? Stange Law Firm has an opening for a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join the team that provides stra...
Fresenius Medical Care | Waltham, MA
2+ years’ related experience working with a legal team or department required. Knowledge of legal documents and document management software required...
Bachelor's Degree Required
Digital Media Communications | Edinburg, TX
Put your bilingual skills to work! Our established Law Firm with a principal office located in Edinburg Texas is seeking a Bilingual Paralegal. The ideal candidate will have two years of previous expe...
Chevron | San Ramon, CA
Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law...
Bachelor’s degree 3+ years experience
Snohomish County | Everett, WA
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Part Time $27.28 - $33.15 Hourly Phone: (425) 388-3411
Landum | Huntington Beach, CA
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$12 - $20 Per Hour Bachelor's
Subway | Milford, CT
No phone calls, please. Paralegal certification preferred. The Paralegal position will support attorneys and other staff in preparation of reports used for analysis of Development Agent (DA) Agreement...
Bachelor’s Degree preferred 3+ years experience
Waste Management | Sun Valley, CA
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Associate degree or Bachelors Degree Travel Required Contract Employee
U.S. Bank | Milwaukee, WI
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