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Paralegal

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€22k > 40 
Paralegal
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€22 - 40 
Related Information:
0-3 years: 22-26
3-5 years: 28-35
5+ : 36-40
Data Source(s):
Morgan McKinley

Last Updated: November, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Works closely with  solicitors and legal team members on a wide range of transactions, client work and support activities.


The Work header image

The role of Paralegal is a support role. It is the ideal for someone who wants to be involved in the legal sector, but does not want to become a barrister, a lawyer or a solicitor.

Paralegals are involved in an enormous amount of legal work and can work in public and private sectors or in a law firm.

The duties of a Paralegal include taking witness statements, presenting applications to judges, helping lawyers prepare for court cases and interviewing clients.

 


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.

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Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.

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Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.

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Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.

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File pleadings with court clerk.

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Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.

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Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.

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Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.

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Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.

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Keep and monitor legal volumes to ensure that law library is up-to-date.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Analyzing Data or Information:  Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

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Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:  Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

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Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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Documenting/Recording Information:  Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Law and Government:  Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

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Clerical:  Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

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Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Social Perceptiveness:   Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Entry Routesheader image

A paralegal needs a good standard of general education, together with a good understanding of the law and the legal system.

There are no specific formal qualifications required for the. Entrants may have legal secretarial training combined with additional education in relvat areas i.e. the law, and legal principles. 

 

Last Updated: November, 2015


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Organisation: Law Society of Ireland
  Address: Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
  Tel: (01) 672 4800 ( Law School Tel No.: (01) 672 4802)
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