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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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Aug 22,14 USA - MA Boston

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Aug 14,14 USA - SC Charleston

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Aug 20,14 USA - FL Jacksonville

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Aug 31, 14 USA - PA Latrobe

In-House, 3-5 yrs required
Responsible for supporting: the assistant General Counsel & assistant to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations. Ensure... a master listing of legal entities, Officers and Directors... and an overall corporate legal entity organizational chart. Prepare... and/or closing documents and legal filings, and provide paralegal......
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Aug 19, 14 USA - SC Spartanburg

In-House, 3-4 yrs required
legal Administrative assistant Candidate will... act as legal assistant to Senior Corporate... Counsel. Will act as legal assistant for Third Party... Vendor Management and contract support. Assist Corporate Counsel, Contracts in organizing and maintaining vendor contract database. Coordinate with internal...
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Aug 14, 14 USA - WA Seattle

legal assistant Paralegal We are... currently seeking a skilled legal assistant paralegal to support the... the business contract and legal needs of the company.... statutes, judicial decisions, and legal articles, particularly as they... and support any outside legal process surrounding this area legal
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Aug 13, 14 USA - FL Saint Petersburg

In-House, 2-3 yrs required
legal Administrator Compliance - Paralegal... Duties: Provide compliance legal support for business units... various presentations as well as development of policies and procedures relating to Regulatory Compliance. Participate in other legal functions and projects as... directed by SVP assistant General Counsel....
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Aug 30, 14 USA - WI Milwaukee

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
on selected investments. Provides legal and general administrative assistant real estate, corporate or legal secretarial/paralegal work experience is... spelling, proof-reading and syntax legal assistant paralegal degree is highly... desirable. Word for Windows and Excel experience required. Must have good working knowledge...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - TX Austin

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
legal assistant II/I Duties:... complex or highly complex legal assistant work. Provides legal support, coordinate legal activities,... draft legal documents, assists attorneys with... independent judgment . Prepares legal correspondence, reports, studies, forms,... with other agencies regarding legal and enforcement administrative matters legal
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Aug 30, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
role activities include providing legal paraprofessional and related administrative... support to the assistant Corporate Secretaries and secondary legal paraprofessional and related administrative... when a key executive assistant is out on vacation,... sick, etc. Typical duties may include the following: coordination...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - CT Hartford

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legal Administrative assistant – Insurance... Defense Candidate will serve as an administrative assistant Will have access to... in working with and for the House Counsel Supervising Attorney. Will report directly to the Supervising Attorney....
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Aug 29, 14 USA - CA Monrovia

In-House, Min 15 yrs required
Executive legal assistant Duties: Draft,... health information agreements). Administrative assistant to President/CEO and General... filing systems of corporate legal and confidential files, including... administering legal documentation, e.g., due diligence,... of contracts and other legal documents drafted and revised... Maintain “tickler file” for legal and administrative deadlines. Coordinate......
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Aug 29, 14 USA - FL Tampa

In-House, Min 1 yrs required
a variety of technical legal documents. Reviews incoming material... of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions,... sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate... the AUSA, prepares such legal actions as indictments, criminal... variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with legal
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