The average salary for a Litigation Paralegal is $48,953 per year. A skill in Complex Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Litigation Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$34,891 - $67,530
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MEDIAN: $48,952
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Litigation Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$13.89 - $32.45
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,891 - $67,530  
   
Bonus
$98.58 - $4,997  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $3,982  
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,960 - $70,445  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,642
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $32.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.53  
Overtime
$20.38 - $52.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$98.58 - $4,997  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $3,982  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,960 - $70,445  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,642
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Job Description for Litigation Paralegal
The litigation paralegal performs several important duties in the litigation process. One of their primary tasks is document handling; on a day-to-day basis, they must organize, coordinate, and file necessary documents for the attorney to access. The paralegal also acts as the liaison among all involved parties of a case, including witnesses, the court, and clients. The litigation paralegal also performs a number of tasks under the supervision of attorneys, such as preparing materials for court, conducting research, and preparing for depositions. They may also be required to do a range of administrative tasks such as filing paper work, photocopying, and preparing motions for the court. The litigation paralegal is responsible for the upkeep of client files; they make new files for new clients and discard the files of those clients whose cases are closed.
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Litigation Paralegal Tasks
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file and file pleadings with court clerk.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts and real estate closing statements.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$49,000
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Experience Affects Litigation Paralegal Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Litigation Paralegal Salaries

Document Management
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Legal Research
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Litigation Case Management
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Document Preparation
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National Average
$49,000
Drafting Correspondence
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Organizing
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Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 20%
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