Thursday, August 25, 2005

Opportunity for internship in the legal field

Opportunity for an internship in the legal field:
Family Law, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy

AAA Defenders Law Center
13655 Victory Blvd Ste 204, Van Nuys, CA. 91401
Ct: Tony Chi-Su-Gutierrez or Marina Karadalian
resumes e-mail:
Ph: 818-786-5372, Fax: 818-779-0147

The Legal Assistant will provide administrative support to the General Counsel and Counsels with a variety of legal functions. Maintenance, organization, indexing and tracking all legal documents, records, and files both active and inactive. Maintenance and upkeep of law library materials. Various word-processing tasks: ie correspondence, agreements, tables and etc. Process all bills relating to subscriptions, publication updates and supplies. Copying, faxing, distribution, document production, etc as needed. Must have solid typing skills, must be computer literate: word, excel, access and outlook, good communication skills

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Able to work in fast-paced environment
Self directed and detail oriented
Resourceful in completing time-sensitive projects
Able to multi-task effectively
Able to maintain discretion and privacy with confidential matters and documents

Skills Required:
Excellent typing and computer skills
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
DictaphoneThe hours are 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday and the position is a temp to hire position. Full-time/part-time.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Salaries for Paralegals

Of course once you have completed your certificate, you are going to look for a job.

What is the average salary for a paralegal.

According to recent surveys:

year salary bonus total compensation
1997 $36,435 $2062 $38,497
2000 $40,974 $2449 $43,423
2002 $46,074 $2909 $48,983
2004 $46,862 $3393 $50,255

The median expected salary for a typical Paralegal I in Los Angeles, CA 90035, is $45,116. That means half of the salaries are above this figure and half below.

For more information on salaries, benefits, employment opportunities, Benefits of Paralegals to the Legal Profession, and future trends, read about Paralegal Salaries and Benefits.

Looks pretty decent, after all of your hard work, no? Good luck, and happy job hunting, unless you already have one. Prof. J.

Federal Job Search

Again from Lisa F. - thanks Lisa.

Here is another Fed job source for auto email notifications. I sign up for ALL of them - sometimes these systems "miss" some jobs; this way there is some overlap, but there's less chance of missing an opportunity. This one is a fee based service with a free 7 day subscritption, but it keeps sending me stuff for free even after the initial 7 days. Federal Job Search

Good Litigation Secretary needed - Century City

The Law firm of Tyre, Kamins, Katz, Granoff and Menes ( lawfirm webpage, is looking for a good litigation secretary. Send resumes to Deby Morrow at Deby Morrow. Good luck. Prof. J.

It is all about networking

Yes, it is true. It is all about networking. Most job offers come from "networking contacts". A good place to start is the paralegal gateway webpage. Also try to join a a paralegal association. Good luck in "connecing up". Remember if all else fails, try some volunteer work like the Self-Help Legal Access Centers, try Van Nuys, California for instance, or just plain old volunteer work. You will be amazed at how good you feel in helping others. Happy Job hunting. Prof. J.

Federal or Governmental Jobs

from our recent grad - Lisa F. thanks Lisa -

The fed link is Directions:Set up a valid user account with valid email address: thaa is how you will be notified of vacancies.Enter a resume - text only, no fancy formatting; divide paragraphs with blanklines. set up notification criteria: locations of interest: choose multiple areas with Ctrl/Click job category: Legal and Claims Examining Pay grade range: 3-12

Search for jobs with these selections, then save the search and set it so it will notify you of new postings every day.

Apply for vacancies online - follow directions EXACTLY and provide all required information.
Sometimes Federal jobs are only open to current Federal employees. But not always, many times jobs are open to everyone - benefits are very good and pay is average. The bonus is the job security and ability to transfer to other locations.

Welcome to Our New Blog for Paralegal Jobs

Welcome to our new blog for Mission College Paralegal Program.

We will provide information on paralegal jobs which will include past postings. We will also establish a Job and Networking Forum for our current and former paralegals to assist with "getting a great paralegal job". Hope you find this helpul. You can always email Prof. J. at his email address

Prof. J.