• Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.

What do they typically do

  • Investigate the facts of a case
  • Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles
  • Organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing systems
  • Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for the attorney's review and case preparation
  • Write reports to help lawyers prepare for trials
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as contracts and mortgages
  • Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court
  • Help lawyers during trials by handling exhibits, taking notes, or reviewing trial transcripts

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Job Growth +1.7%
Job Opening 1,196

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    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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