As legal recruitment specialists within the financial services space, we recognise the importance of paralegal jobs. Whether researching valuable information to support a significant court case, assembling, preparing, and proofreading important legal documents, like contracts, wills, and estates, to other critical administrative duties, you play a crucial part in the law firm you work for or the company's law department you support.
You have a deep knowledge of the legal sector and a solid ability to conduct research. As a paralegal, you may work in the public or private sector, supporting the industry's top barristers and solicitors, assisting them with their cases, to providing legal advice and consultations for clients on behalf of a law firm. Whether you want to specialise in a specific area of law, from crime, commercial, or property, or hope to one day qualify as a barrister or solicitor, paralegal careers come with fantastic progression opportunities.
At JCW, our paralegal recruitment consultants lend their expertise to help you take the next step in your career. We have an extensive network of clients and opportunities to connect you with and know how to access the latest paralegal vacancies within the legal sector.
We will work with you to uncover the type of position you’re looking for in your next career move. Whether you’re seeking senior or entry-level paralegal jobs to contract and remote paralegal jobs, we will go above and beyond to help you succeed.
Paralegal roles come with a range of responsibilities for professionals of all levels. From conducting research and preparing documents for legal cases to supporting barristers and solicitors with various admin duties, here are some of the key paralegal duties and responsibilities you should know as you embark on your next career move as a paralegal.
Conduct legal research and organise files for court cases and assignments
Manage diaries for barristers and solicitors, including taking their calls and scheduling their meetings
Write, proofread, and edit documents, including contracts, administration of estates, wills, and probates
Liaise with legal experts, claimants, or witnesses for various cases
Establish and build relationships with the law firms clients
Attend tribunals and court hearings
Transcribe or obtain transcription evidence from court hearings or tribunals
Other office administration work
Paralegal skills and qualifications
To succeed in this niche area of the legal sector, you should have a range of various paralegal skills and qualifications. Here are some of the crucial ones to take note of to help progress your career.
Ability to conduct thorough legal research
Negotiation skills for dealing with clients
IT skills to support the analysis of legal data
Excellent attention to detail
Able to manage multiple cases simultaneously
Great attention to detail
Teamwork and time management skills
Qualifications aren’t necessary to become a paralegal, but some excellent courses can be found via the National Association of Licensed Paralegals
Paralegal Salary Expectations
Explore the latest salaries for some of our most sought-after paralegal roles by location.
When you choose to partner with JCW for your paralegal job search, we will treat you as an individual because we believe that no two people and no two candidates are the same. Discover our candidate commitment - our commitment to your future.