Legal Assistant in Cherry Hill Salary

A Legal Assistant in Cherry Hill, New Jersey earns an average wage of $17.50 per hour. A skill in Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.

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 this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Legal Assistant Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

About Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Camden County, New Jersey
71,045
Cherry Hill is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a population of 71,045, reflecting an increase of 1,080 (+1.5%) from the 69,965 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 617 (+0.9%) from the 69,348 counted in the 1990 Census. As of 2010, the township was the state's 15th most-populous municipality and the second-largest in Camden County (behind the city of Camden, the county seat), after having been the state's 13th most-populous municipality as of the 2000 Census. Cherry Hill is situated in the Delaware Valley coastal plain, approximately 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Philadelphia. Cherry Hill is considered an edge city of Philadelphia. The area now known as Cherry Hill was originally settled by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans who coexisted peacefully with the first settlers from England, namely Quaker followers of William Penn...

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Case Management
▲26%

Document Preparation
▲23%

Filing Court Documents
▲14%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 43%