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The legal assistant or paralegal works in different positions but they have to work towards supporting the lawyers by drafting the document, conducting the legal research, organizing the files and by maintaining the files. The legal assistant and paralegals can work in different organizations. However, most of the legal assistant work in the corporate legal department, law firms with government agency. They can also work overtime, full time and they have to meet important deadlines.

If you want to become a legal assistant or a paralegal, you will need to have a certificate in the paralegal assistant in order to qualify as the Legal Assistant Jobs. In certain cases, the employer can hire the college graduates who have the bachelor degree but who do not have the legal experience or the education in the paralegal job. The employment for the legal and paralegal assistant is expected to continue to grow faster than it was before. The occupation is attracting other applicants but the competition is also strong. The trained and experienced paralegal has the best prospects.

The legal assistant can make the choice in the variety of the certifications or programs. The students can choose the traditional on campus degree or they can even join the online programs. After the training, the legal assistant may work in different places that include the administrative and managerial roles in many organizations. The paralegals, who work with the law firms, may need to schedule the meeting to talk with the clients in order to discuss the details about a certain case in assisting the attorneys in their functions. The attorney may also require their assistance to attend the court with them and to take the note while reviewing their evidence.

As the law field is becoming too complex, the legal assistant are also specializing in some areas like in the healthcare or medical law. Another aspect that it is gaining more importance is immigration law, and the legal assistant may need to get involved into the legal procedure of the people who need to apply for the citizenship. Other specialization may include family law, social services, real estate, estate planning, litigation, civil and criminal law. The legal assistant may also choose to work in other area that includes the local government bodies, private business, federal business, software companies or insurance.

In summary, the legal assistants have different responsibility the common documents that they have to undertake include the estate statements, appeals, pleading, wills, briefs and contracts. The assistant will be required to assist the lawyer in the research and in the administrative tasks such as keeping legal documentation updated.
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Jul 28,14 USA - MD Rockville

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Law Firm Staff Min 1 yrs required
legal assistant The candidate will support... the commercial litigation practice. Commercial or civil litigation experience is required with knowledge of Maryland court procedures. Experience in DC and/or VA courts preferred. Proficiency...

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Jul 16,14 USA - FL Saint Petersburg

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Social Security Claims legal assistant The candidate handles Social... Security claims including SSI and SSD. Responsible for extensive telephone contact with clients, Social Security offices, and judicial assistants; obtaining necessary medical...

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Jul 14,14 USA - SC Spartanburg

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Paralegal legal assistant The candidate will be... assisting attorney with management of heavy case load and client communication, research, writing of motions, pleading, briefs, etc. Should have experience with Social...

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Jul 24, 14 USA - LA New Orleans

Academic, Min 3 yrs required
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Coordinator Of legal Affairs The candidate will... responsibilities include to synthesize legal research and create related... work product, Index legal opinions and maintain law... experience as a paralegal legal assistant or related discipline... and federal filing rules legal procedures and legal terminology......
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Jul 21, 14 USA - FL Margate

Law Firm,
legal assistant The candidate will... join probate/guardianship solo practice. Experience is required. Word Perfect; e-filing; multi-tasking skills are required....
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Jul 01, 14 USA - FL Fort Lauderdale

Recruiter, Law Firm Staff Min 1 yrs required
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Foreclosure legal assistant The candidate will manage... and preparing correspondence and legal documents, maintaining paper and... Work closely with other legal Assistants in a team-familiarized... should have 1+ year legal assistant experience or general... of Florida Foreclosure/Bankruptcy proceedings legal assistant certification from an......
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Jul 25, 14 USA - TX Plano

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
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Patent legal assistant The candidate will... patents, and provide general legal assistant support. Specific patent... duties as requested. General legal assistant responsibilities include preparation... setting. General intellectual property legal assistant experience is also... required. Will be aligned with specific attorneys,...
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Jul 24, 14 USA - MD Baltimore

Law Firm, Law Firm Staff Min 4 yrs required
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legal assistant Commercial Real... 4-5 years of prior legal assistant experience, preferably in... commercial real estate or other transactional practice area. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, document preparation, and document management systems required. Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred. Some...
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Jul 24, 14 USA - NY New York City

Law Firm, Min 2 yrs required
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Senior legal assistant Litigation Duties: Provides... the legal staff with higher-level legal assistant expertise and assists... administrative functions regarding the legal assistant staff. Assists the... litigation legal staff on client matters,... the training of new legal Assistants. Assists in the legal
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Jul 24, 14 USA - TX Dallas

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
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Patent legal assistant The candidate' will... patents, and provide general legal assistant support. Specific patent... duties as requested. General legal assistant responsibilities include preparation... setting. General intellectual property legal assistant experience is also... required. Must be a team player with...
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Jul 15, 14 USA - CA San Francisco

Law Firm,
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assistant The candidate provides legal and administrative assistance to... a mix of traditional legal secretary functions, and legal support projects. Secretarial: creating,... revising and formatting legal documents, spreadsheets and presentations... other general secretarial duties legal Projects: under the supervision... and direction of a legal assistant helps manage and legal
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Jul 09, 14 USA - NY New York City

Law Firm, Min 2 yrs required
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Senior legal assistant Litigation Duties: Provides... the legal staff with higher-level legal assistant expertise and assists... administrative functions regarding the legal assistant staff. Assists the... litigation legal staff on client matters,... the training of new legal Assistants. Assists in the legal
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Jul 08, 14 USA - NY New York City

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
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Senior legal assistant Duties: Provides the legal staff with higher-level legal assistant expertise and assists... administrative functions regarding the legal assistant staff. Assists the... litigation legal staff on client matters,... the training of new legal Assistants. Assists in the... the supervision of the legal assistant and Paralegal clerk......
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This article talks about a new legal position being used in corporations. The position of Legal Assistant in Corporate Contracts is replacing the need to have attorneys on staff to oversee contracts. The job is still supervised by attorneys in the corporation or the firm that provides legal services to the corporation.

The Advantages of Legal Assistant Jobs

A professional legal assistant plays an important role along with other legal professionals such as administrative law specialists, attorneys, administrative law examiners, or prosecutor training coordinators in the legal profession. The advantages of legal assistant jobs come along with the intellectual and financial benefits they receive from their work such as fast career growth, prestige, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic and mentally-stimulating environment.

   
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