Civil Litigation Careers

Civil litigation careers are particularly popular among paralegals. Formally trained paralegals with a civil litigation specialization have a clear advantage in the job market and may look forward to advancement in the years ahead. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 8% growth in paralegal and legal assistant careers through 2024.

Civil litigation careers may require you to conduct legal research, draft correspondence and other legal and contractual documents, prepare affidavits and formal statements as evidence in court, help draft legal arguments and help lawyers prepare for hearings and trials. Attractive positions are available in small law firms, corporate legal departments and government, particularly for those with professional training.

  • $48,810Median Pay
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants earn a median annual salary of $48,810, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants (May 4, 2016).