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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Assist lawyers by investigating legal facts or preparing legal documents.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$26.81 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  13.3%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Confer with court staff to clarify information.
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Job Title Examples:

Judicial Assistant
Probate Paralegal
Legal Assistant

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