Legal studies school in New Hampshire offer students two-year associate’s training at the post-secondary education level in preparation for a rewarding career as a paralegal or legal assistant. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average paralegal makes $46,000 per year. The highest paid legal assistants work within the Federal government and make an average salary of $58,500. Approximately 70% of paralegals work in private law firms. Much of the work performed by paralegals is similar to attorneys. They prepare court filings, conduct legal research in preparation for court, and organize all case files. Paralegal jobs are expected to grow nearly 30% through 2018.
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