Paralegals and Legal Assistants:

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $45,560.00
Average Time to Fill 26 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 6,188
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 14.23 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Conflict Management
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Analyze data to discover facts in case
Analyze evidence or facts
Analyze legal questions
Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information
Review hearing transcripts
Conduct legal research
Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend organizational or legal action
Employ legal arrest, search, or seizure tactics
Determine admissibility of evidence
Decide causes of legal action
Evaluate merit of a case based on precedents, policies, laws, or regulations
Appraise personal property or equipment
Employ rules of evidence procedures

Processing Information

Compile evidence for court actions or legal proceedings
Organize legal information or records
Compile information for court cases
Maintain the order of legal documents
Organize reference materials

Documenting/Recording Information

Write legal correspondence
Compose draft or final legal pleadings
Prepare legal, regulatory, or investigatory forms or documentation
Maintain public records, reports, or files
Manage law enforcement or security-related records or files

Performing Administrative Activities

Submit state and federal reports
Maintain legal or court related records, reports, or files
File documents in court or with the proper agency division
File documents, records, or related materials
Retrieve files or charts

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