What does a Paralegal do?

Paralegals perform various duties and tasks that directly support lawyers or legal teams, including creating, maintaining, and organizing their files, conducting relevant research, and drafting documents. Paralegals help lawyers and legal teams to prepare for their presentations. They are called upon to do investigation and fact-finding, and to research the relevant laws, regulations, and articles that pertain to their cases.

Paralegals gather evidence and arrange legal documents for review and case preparation. They write and summarize reports, and draft correspondence and legal documents including contracts. They also gather affidavits and formal statements that might be used as evidence in court. Paralegals handle exhibits, take notes, and are responsible for the review of trial transcripts, interviews, and depositions. They also arrange meetings with relevant parties including clients and witnesses, lawyers, outside vendors. Paralegals keep track of and file legal documents including exhibits, briefs, and appeals with the court or with opposing counsel. Paralegals need a high school diploma or equivalent and training and certification as a paralegal.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Paralegal Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹25,581 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹13T
Median: ₹26T
₹84T
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Paralegal Career Path

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L2
Paralegal
₹4,44,272/yr
L3
Senior Paralegal
₹5,41,761/yr
L4
Lead Paralegal
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Paralegal Insights

Read what Paralegal professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
The Mortgage Law FirmThe Mortgage Law Firm
Judicial Foreclosure Paralegal
22 Jan 2020

“workers and all the Attorney's i have worked with was good at helping and great to work with”

CACI InternationalCACI International
Paralegal Specialist
12 Oct 2020

“It was a great learning opportunity and I got to work with incredibly talented DOJ attorneys”

KforceKforce
Immigration Specialist
8 Feb 2021

“During my time there I was working with very exceptional people and it was great.”

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel
Paralegal
22 Oct 2020

“The people working at HM&B are all great people and I am blessed to call most my friends.”

Cantor Law GroupCantor Law Group
Paralegal
22 Aug 2019

“The drama is minimal and it is just a fun group of people work with.”

Hugh JamesHugh James
Paralegal
27 Oct 2020

“The department I was in was full of great people and was welcoming from day one.”

Paralaw (UK)Paralaw (UK)
Paralegal
17 Feb 2021

“Great opportunity to start your legal career and gain legal work experience as a paralegal drafting and negotiating contracts.”

Corporate Immigration PartnersCorporate Immigration Partners
Paralegal
21 Jul 2021

“however the team is amazing with understanding what is manageable and if you have concerns you can clearly voice them.”

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