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Question about possible paralegal position

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 27, 2013 1:12 am

Hello all,
I'm a recent graduate who applied for a few paralegal positions and I'm trying to research a reasonable money offer for a potential firm.

I believe the firm is ran by one lawyer (because it is simple his name in the firm name) but it is ran in NYC.
In the application, he listed pay as "Competitive"

I was guessing low to mid 30s (i was thinkin to say 35k)


Am I overshooting it?

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Re: Question about possible paralegal position

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Re: Question about possible paralegal position

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Tue May 28, 2013 2:00 am

You're probably a bit high. My guess would probably be like 12/hr, especially if you have no exp

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Re: Question about possible paralegal position

Postby 062914123 » Tue May 28, 2013 2:10 am

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Re: Question about possible paralegal position

Postby magp90 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:57 am

I work at a small firm (no more than twelve attorneys at a given time) with one managing partner. I had no paralegal experience and came in straight out of college. It's not in NYC, so there could be a difference, but I make about $13.5/hr.

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Re: Question about possible paralegal position

Postby hephaestus » Tue May 28, 2013 11:06 am

I made 13/hr in a midwest market. Perhaps its a bit higher with it being in NYC, but somewhere in the 30s seems optimistic.

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Re: Question about possible paralegal position

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Tue May 28, 2013 7:20 pm

magp90 wrote:I work at a small firm (no more than twelve attorneys at a given time) with one managing partner. I had no paralegal experience and came in straight out of college. It's not in NYC, so there could be a difference, but I make about $13.5/hr.


12 attorneys is a far cry from 1 solo.

Keep in mind a ton of the applicants for a position like this are probably not college grads, but career secretary/admin kinda people, and these tiny firms have no qualms about hiring them for nearly minimum wage, especially if the atty is older.




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