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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Assist lawyers by investigating legal facts or preparing legal documents.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$26.80 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  12%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Confer with court staff to clarify information.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
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Job Title Examples:

Judicial Assistant
Probate Paralegal
Legal Assistant

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