$49,250
Avg. Salary
$31.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $31.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $49,250 per year.

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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 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.

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
40%

Years of Experience

10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
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