What does a Legal Assistant/Paralegal do?
Legal assistants support lawyers with various tasks, including conducting legal research, drafting and reviewing documents, communicating with clients, preparing hearings, trials, and meetings, and organizing and maintaining files.
A high school degree is required to become a legal assistant and most legal assistants have an associate's degree or a certificate in paralegal studies. Legal assistants are typically highly organized and detail-oriented, and have strong communication skills.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Salaries
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Legal Assistant/Paralegal Career Path
Learn how to become a Legal Assistant/Paralegal, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.