An entertainment paralegal is a paralegal who works in the area of entertainment law. Many entertainment paralegals work for law firms that specialize in representing entertainment and sports figures, as well as studios and production companies. Entertainment paralegals should have an interest in the entertainment industry and might assist attorneys with drafting documents or, if they work for entertainment law litigators, might assist attorneys with preparing lawsuits to file in court on behalf of clients. Entertainment paralegals handle a wide variety of tasks to assist attorneys in their practices. However, because they are not attorneys and have not been admitted to the bars of any state, they must always work under the direction of a practicing attorney.
Here are a few sample entertainment paralegal job descriptions:
Senior Entertainment Paralegal
The candidate must have 7+ years of experience working with entertainment transactions either a law firm or in-house with an entertainment company. Experience working with film and/or television transactions preferred. Should have Bachelor's degree. Must have ABA-approved Paralegal or California equivalent. Demonstrated track record of positive impact in all positions held.
Junior Entertainment Paralegal
The candidate must have Bachelor's degree. ABA-approved Paralegal or California equivalent is needed. Should have 2-3 years of experience working with entertainment transactions either a law firm or in-house with an entertainment company. Experience working with film and/or television transactions is preferred.
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