Paralegal
Job Description

Paralegal Job Description

Paralegal Job Overview

A paralegal, legal assistant, or legal secretary performs delegated legal work under the responsibility of an attorney or the direct supervision of a lawyer. They are responsible for preparing and maintaining legal documents and correspondence, filing motions, interviewing clients, coordinating law office activity, preparing retainers, and conducting legal research as it pertains to cases. A paralegal works at a law firm, corporate legal department, or government agency.

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Paralegal Job Template

Paralegal Job Summary

We’re looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and experienced paralegal to play an important role on our legal team. You’ll draft legal documents such as affidavits, prepare briefs, conduct legal research for trial preparation, and keep case files and other important information neatly organized and easily accessible. If you’re interested in advancing your paralegal career with opportunities for growth, we want to hear from you.

Location

Ashburn, VA

Paralegal Responsibilities

  • Prepare legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings such as complaints, interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits, under the supervision of a lawyer
  • Help lawyers prepare for trial by preparing and organizing exhibits, assisting with client meetings, filing motions, conducting research on legal articles, and organizing and coordinating witnesses
  • Conduct interviews with clients to gather information about their legal issues
  • Coordinate law office activity, including the drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers
  • Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls and keeping our case filing system organized so all documents are readily accessible

Paralegal Qualifications

  • Candidates must have completed an ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 years of experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting
  • Completion of a nationally-accredited paralegal program strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, and time-management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Paralegal Compensation

$51,134 (National Average)

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