Paralegal Career Opportunities

Attorneys need skilled legal assistants and paralegals, along with entry-level clerks, to assist them in doing the best job they can for their clients. The unprecedented increase in paralegal career opportunities is partially based on the economy: Attorneys can reduce costs by paying paralegals to take on more of their responsibilities, yet continue to bill clients at the same professional rates. Paralegal work is important!

Paralegals enjoy busy days. You may be called upon to interview clients, maintain client files, assist in preparing for trial, draw up documents, conduct investigative research, maintain attorney schedules, research judicial decisions, assist at depositions and more. The work is challenging yet fulfilling.

  • 21,200NEW JOBS
  • The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts an increase of 21,200 new jobs for paralegals and legal assistants by 2024.

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 5, 2016).