Paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.
Paralegals have a median pay of $49,500 per year or $23.50 per hour nationwide. This can vary depending upon location. As of 2014, there were 279,500 paralegal jobs in the U.S. From 2014-2024 there will be an additional 21,200 paralegal positions added.
Information and statistics according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As an affiliate of NALA we strive to provide many presentations and programs designed for paralegals on every level from students to experienced professionals.
We are a fantastic group of professionals and students who are dedicated to the legal field. This year has been challenging because we cannot meet in person but we have transitioned to zoom meetings and seminars. The benefits of joining us are based on the networking that exists between our working paralegals and the job opportunities that we share with our members. We hold fundraisers to give back to our communities and we support our member students by assisting with resume building and legal skill building. Participation in our monthly meetings and free seminars is not mandatory.