Paralegal Jobs
The paralegal is a paraprofessional who has the experience and the education required to assist the lawyers in the legal work.

The definition of paralegal can differ from one country to another. However, the paralegal people cannot be authorized to offer the legal services. Sometime they may be required to be licensed and regulated in the same way as the lawyers. The paralegal can work alone or can work in the office. The unlicensed paralegal has to work under the lawyer and in the legal processes. The paralegals may handle the paperwork during the investigation, bankruptcies and divorce actions.

The paralegal started like the assistant to the lawyers when the lawyers were the only one to offer the legal services. In the jurisdictions where the paralegal staffs are allowed to work, they have to work under the accreditation and recognition of the lawyer.

The difference that exist between the paralegals and lawyers is that the lawyer may set the fees, may appear in the counsel or in the court and they can sign the pleadings within the representative capacity. The paralegal are not allowed to do such activities and they can do this in violation of the local statues. The paralegal training or expertise may be specific while the lawyer may do a holistic and formal training.

The paralegal is also different from the legal secretary. The legal secretary is the secretary but who has the basic understanding of the legal words and the formatting of the court documents.

The paralegal jobs are important and are meant to assist with corporate transaction together with filling the documents that are necessary to present to the local regulations, state and federal regulation for the conduct of everyday business.

The paralegal person has to work with the lawyer in order to represent the corporations regardless if they are for profit or non- for-profit as well as the partnership for the companies. He can assist the lawyers for the mergers, withdrawals and amendments for the limited liability and partnership. He can also assist the lawyer for the completion of the stock certificates.

The paralegal can work directly with the clients and the attorneys which involves closing the various corporate transactions that include the acquisitions for the mergers and initial public offerings. He has to prepare the audit letters as well as their distribution to the clients and auditors. He can gather the billing information and litigation used to prepare the draft of the responses for the auditors for the request for such information.

He has to assist with the SEC filings which regards the security offering and which responds to the requirements.
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Company
Ballard Spahr LLP
Experience
Min 3 yrs required
Location
Los Angeles CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 29,15
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seeking a Real Estate paralegal with experience in commercial real... a college degree and paralegal certificate plus 3+ years’... commercial real estate experience with a law firm, title company, mortgage company...
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Company
Ballard Spahr LLP
Experience
Min 5 yrs required
Location
Denver CO, USA
Posted Date
Jan 28,15
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seeking a Real Estate paralegal with experience in commercial real... a college degree and paralegal certificate plus 5+ years... commercial real estate experience with a law firm, title company, mortgage company...
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Company
McGivney & Kluger, P.C.
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Location
Florham Park NJ, USA
Posted Date
Jan 23,15
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NJ office seeks an experienced litigation paralegal for our local clients... a national coordinating counsel paralegal Must be able to... handle files from inception to trial. The ideal candidate is a highly...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 3 yrs required
Location
Pittsburgh PA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 16, 15
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Paralegal Manager Duties: Responsible... paralegals and will provide paralegal support to the commercial... of new and temporary paralegal professionals. Providing opportunities for... continuing paralegal education (including in-house training... assign project opportunities for paralegal professionals. Managing and assigning... with bearing on the Paralegal Professionals Program and managing... paralegal...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 4 yrs required
Location
Phoenix AZ, USA
Posted Date
Jan 19, 15
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Paralegal – Construction and Real... delegate; and provides quality paralegal services in support of... Values. Support and provide paralegal services to the Lead... and matters. To perform paralegal services for and support... and Real Estate”). Perform paralegal services for, and support... paralegal...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 4 yrs required
Location
Phoenix AZ, USA
Posted Date
Jan 04, 15
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Paralegal – Construction and Real... to support and provide paralegal services to the Lead... and matters. To perform paralegal services for and support... and Real Estate”). Perform paralegal services for, and support... work with and provide paralegal support to firm’s Corporate... Paralegal...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 10 yrs required
Location
Irvine CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 21, 15
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Employer
skills in PTO / paralegal practice and procedures. Maintain... Supervise and coordinate PTO paralegal support to meet PTO... to consolidate support / paralegal team tasks, including cross-functional... paralegal tasks. Shift paralegal/administrative work... from IP Dept attorneys to support team. Partner...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 8 yrs required
Location
Columbus OH, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12, 15
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Paralegal Specialist Duties: Provides... but may have a paralegal reporting to this position;... evaluates open and closed paralegal file audits and informs... both fundamental and advanced paralegal concepts, practices and procedures... and precedents for the paralegal area. Serves as subject......
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 4 yrs required
Location
Washington DC, USA
Posted Date
Jan 05, 15
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant Duties: Support... assistance. Serves as the paralegal responsible for directly and... trial or plea. Supports paralegal staff review and assessment... court case files. Assists paralegal and AUSA staff in... tracking such files. Supports paralegal and AUSA staff in......
Company
In-House
Experience
2-4 yrs required
Location
Boston MA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 05, 15
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Junior Paralegal Duties: Accountable and... Counsel and Senior Corporate Paralegal. Management of corporate records... corporate governance. Under Senior Paralegal supervision, attend and facilitate... Compliance Department. Assist Senior Paralegal with management and organization... record keeping. Assist Senior Paralegal with maintenance and management......
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 5 yrs required
Location
Columbus OH, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Senior Paralegal Duties: Nationwide’s Marketing... a motivated, solution oriented paralegal with some experience or... evaluates open and closed paralegal file audits and informs... attorneys and management of the audit results; makes appropriate recommendations for improvement. Knows and applies the...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 3 yrs required
Location
Milwaukee WI, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Employer
Paralegal The candidate supports the... Legal Department team through paralegal and administrative functions and... and accurate manner. Provides paralegal and administrative services for... Also 1 year of paralegal job experience in a... law firm or a corporate law department preferred....
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 2 yrs required
Location
Richfield OH, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Employer
Paralegal The candidate will provide... an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal studies or a Paralegal... certification. Should have 2+... of experience as a Paralegal (In-house legal experience preferred... over litigation experience). Some insurance industry experience preferred. Knowledge of Westlaw research databases...
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Paralegal Schools and Where to Find Them

Although accredited degrees are not required to obtain a paralegal certificate, many professionals agree the extra credentials can help when beginning a job search.


Working as a Paralegal

Paralegals work directly under the supervision of lawyers, who often delegate to paralegals many of the tasks they perform as lawyers. The lawyers assume responsibility for the legal work; paralegals are prohibited from setting legal fees, giving legal advice, or presenting a case in court.


How to be a successful freelance paralega

Being a freelance paralegal might be a good fit for someone who has spent years in the legal field and needs more free time or someone just starting out who has other responsibilities (school, other employment, etc.). Some paralegals who become freelancers like the advantage of having a more flexible schedule and the ability to work for various attorneys, not just one who might try to lord it over them.


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