How many different paralegal positions are there?

by Julie
(Nebraska)

Just curious how many different paralegal positions are out there.

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May 03, 2012
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Many paralegal positions in the work place.
by: Elaine

The neat thing about being a paralegal, is that there are many paralegal positions in the marketplace. That doesn't necessarily mean you can try out different ones. It's best to find the specialty you like most and work your way into that one. If it has cross over skills for other paralegal specialties that's even better!

Law firms, government agencies and corporations have a need to fill paralegal positions. Depending on your interests, skills, and experience level as well as your education, you may find any of the positions listed below in your local area.


  1. Junior Litigation Paralegal
  2. Bankruptcy Litigation Paralegal
  3. Bilingual Paralegal [Japanese/English]
  4. Bilingual Litigation Legal Assistant [French/English]
  5. Civil Litigation Paralegal
  6. Commercial Litigation Paralegal
  7. Claims Paralegal
  8. Commercial Real Estate Paralegal
  9. Compliance Analyst
  10. Compliance/Contracts Administrator
  11. Contract Administrator/Corporate Paralegal
  12. Contract Paralegal – Securities
  13. Corporate Paralegal
  14. Corporate Securities/M&A Paralegal
  15. Document Management Specialist/Transactional Paralegal
  16. eDiscovery Manager
  17. Family Law Legal Assistant
  18. Foreclosure Paralegal
  19. Labor & Employment Paralegal
  20. Insurance Defense Paralegal
  21. Investment Securities Paralegal
  22. Junior Construction Contracts Paralegal
  23. Litigation Paralegal
  24. Litigation Support Manager
  25. Medical Malpractice Paralegal
  26. Oil and Gas Title Paralegal
  27. Patent Docket/Prosecution Paralegal
  28. Personal Injury Paralegal
  29. Real Estate Lending Paralegal
  30. Records/Compliance Analyst
  31. Recruiting Manager
  32. Retail Leasing Paralegal
  33. Securities Litigation Paralegal
  34. Probate Paralegal
  35. Trademark Paralegal
  36. Workers Compensation Paralegal


There are likely more positions than what's provided above, and if you know of other paralegal postions, please feel free to add your comment.

In the meantime, there is a decent variety of paralegal jobs out there and once you do obtain the necessary qualifications you'll find that one of these positions listed above will appeal to you.

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