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.
Brown-Forman | Amsterdam, NY
This position supports the VP, Assistant General Counsel, Europe by providing general paralegal support, as well as overseeing corporate maintenance matters for Brown-Forman Corporation’s European sub...
Pratt & Whitney | East Hartford, CT
Develop and manage the legal department budget. Develop and manage legal department onboarding program for all levels. Assist with the development and management of legal department technological reso...
Master's Degree or Bachelor’s degree required At least one year of business experience
Allstate Insurance | Garden City, NY
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
Netflix | Los Angeles, CA
The legal team at Netflix is lean and focused on collaborating with its business partners to help foster innovation...
CACI | New York, NY 10002
Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources. Contact mostly with other Contractor staff, but occasional contact with tri...
Part Time High school or equivalent Temporary Employment
Toys "R" Us | Wayne, NJ 07474
Serve as back-up to senior employment paralegal and assist with paralegal duties such as assisting with corporate restructurings, preparing adverse impact analysis and creating drafts of documents and...
Full Time Graduate Degree or Bachelor's Degree Night Shift Rotation schedule and will work every other weekend
Farmers Insurance | Santa Ana, CA
Check this great job opportunity, Litigation Paralegal in Santa Ana, CA. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Michael Page | Newark, NJ
Support the Board of Directors and Board Committee meetings Draft agendas, resolutions and minutes. Assist with regulatory filings. Maintenance of entity...
Chevron | Houston, TX
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters. Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of...
Kelly Services | Troy, MI 48098
Analyze and reach resolution when taking telephone calls from internal and external customers. Experience in organizing a court calendar, tracking deadlines via software case management program, prepa...
High School Diploma or GED
Jackson Hewitt | Jersey City, NJ
Monitor state and federal legislation. Support corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters, including review, preparation, filing, and maintenance of corporate governance documents and reco...
College degree Minimum 3 years experience as a paralegal
Staffmark | San Francisco, CA 94111
Able to define problems, collect information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to write clear, concise reports accurately conveying technical information. The Legal Bill Analyst revie...
Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree or Associate's degree three years experience
XPO Logistics | Greenwich, CT 06831
Bachelor’s degree from a nationally recognized university in legal studies or related field. Understands and is familiar with the most widely known and emerging tools, technologies and social applicat...
Bachelor's Degree or Bachelor's Degree Mid Level Travel Required 3 years experience
Staffing Now | Chicago, IL 60656
Staffing Now is hiring a Litigation Paralegal for an prominent law firm in Downtown Chicago. The ideal candidate must have solid experience as a foreclosure...
Execu|Search | New York, NY
Bachelor's Degree in a related field. Draft board resolutions, coordinate board meetings and prepare board packages. Draft confidentiality agreements, assignment agreements and pledge agreements. Main...
Bachelor's Degree in a related field 2+ years experience
TMX Family of Companies | Savannah, GA
Assist with regulatory and compliance issues, drafting responses to correspondence from customers, attorneys, state agencies, and other regulatory authorities, while conducting research on specific le...
Bachelor's Degree or Associate degree Junior Level 4+ years of litigation paralegal experience
Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP | New York, NY 10022
The paralegal will primarily be involved in assisting with the preparation and submission of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, labor certification applications, immigrant visa petitions an...
This position requires 4-year college degree or Graduate Degree Permanent Employment
Pentair Thermal Management | Golden Valley, MN 55416
Perform and support continuous maintenance for Pentair’s legal entities in the U.S.Handle the formation, maintenance, dissolution and mergers of legal entities and qualifications to conduct business.P...
Associate Level 3-5 years experience
EverBank | Jacksonville, FL 32099
Paralegal certification and/or bachelor degree preferred. 5+ years proven work history in related field. EverBank will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against associates or applicant...
Bachelor's Degree Associate Level
Brooke Companies | Houston, TX
State and Federal E-filing. INSURANCE DEFENSE PARALEGAL Houston area law firm has a need for an experienced Insurance Defense Paralegal! Coordinate default dates with secretaries, who keep the firm ca...
Experienced 5+ years experience