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.
KNF Neuberger Inc | Boston, MA
A leading law firm in Boston, MA is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal to join their team. The Real Estate Paralegal role is ideal for anyone with real estate closings and title insurance experience. App...
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Allstate Insurance | San Diego, CA 92102
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eBay | Mishawaka, IN
Check this great job opportunity, Real Resumes for Legal and Paralegal Jobs (Real-Resumes Series) in Mishawaka, IN. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Zenly, Inc. | Menlo Park, CA
A Silicon Valley law firm is seeking a full-time Certified Paralegal to support our Corporate and Securities Practice. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about Blue Sky, organized, flexible, de...
Bank Of America | Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
On a regular basis attend IntraLinks remediation conference calls as well as external calls with the vendor and internal calls with other teams using IntraLinks. Regularly uses discretion and independ...
Junior Level four year experience
John P. Leonard, M.D. | Boston, MA
Litigation Paralegal will support staff with litigation processes. Assist attorneys with all phases of trial preparations...
Youth Rehab Services, Dept of | Washington, DC
A Paralegal Certificate or law degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least four (4) years of Specialized Experience. Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the pa...
Correct Care Solutions | Nashville, TN 37217
Includes scope of practice issues, privacy laws (to include HIPAA, HITECH and state laws), pharmacy laws and regulations, state and federal open records acts, correctional health care, minority busine...
of two years’ experience as a paralegal
Liberty Mutual | Springfield, MA 01105
Liberty Mutual will consider for employment qualified Applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws. Credit Union membership. Parale...
Full Time Associate degree Travel Required three years experience
Michael Page | Brooklyn, NY
The paralegal is responsible for supporting various lines of business and executing new leases, renewals, and expansions to their properties. Furthermore, the...
Bachelor's degree 3+ years paralegal experience flexible schedule
Morgan Stanley | New York, NY 10032
Must be able to interact with a variety of individuals, in person and by telephone. Develop a training program or defuse an investor dispute. Compliance with Legal Department policies and procedures f...
Wells Fargo | Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo seeks a paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience for a position supporting the Cards and Personal Lending Team of the Consumer Banking and Corporate Regulatory Division of the Law...
Douglas County Sheriff's Office | Douglas, CO
This listing closes on 7/28/2017 at 4:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time $4,098.00 - $6,148.00 Monthly Department: Sheriff's Administration Phone: 303-660-7568
U.S. Bank | Milwaukee, WI
Check this great job opportunity, 1940 Act Paralegal 2 in Milwaukee, WI. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
CACI | Washington, DC 20001
Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS a...
one year experience
Digital Media Communications | Rapid City, SD
Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP is now taking applications for a full time Legal Assistant/Paralegal. If you are interested, email your resume and cover letter to Glenda Hutton at Ghutton@gpn...
Spherion | College Station, TX
Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and the...
Experienced Temporary Employment, Direct Hire
AT&T | Austin, TX
Expert) for the AT&T Technology Organization for Open Source License. Is in Austin, Texas - Relocation assistance is not available...
college degree preferred a minimum of 4 years of experience in
Johnson Controls | Milwaukee, WI
Identify and develop internal processes and procedures to ensure consistency in entity compliance and maintenance administration. Preparation of appropriate consent documents in connection with reques...
Mishimoto Automotive | San Carlos, CA
Regardless of background, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in FBN’s products, services and technology, good business orientation and be comfortable operating autonomously in...