The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents skills in Irvine, California is $15.99.
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Job Description for Legal Assistant
A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through th…Read more
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Skills in Document Preparation, Client Interaction and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence and Office Administration.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 31.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (3.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (12.6% less), Dallas, Texas (4.5% less) and New York, New York (0.4% less).
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