"litigation," "legal correspondence," and "subpoenas" aren't the only skills we found legal clerks list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of legal clerk responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of legal clerk skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a legal clerk. We found that 55.0% of legal clerks have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 4.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most legal clerks have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven legal clerks were not college graduates.
Those legal clerks who do attend college, typically earn either a law degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for legal clerks include a political science degree or a criminal justice degree.
Once you're ready to become a legal clerk, you should explore the companies that typically hire legal clerks. According to legal clerk resumes that we searched through, legal clerks are hired the most by PRA Group Careers, SGI Global, LLC, and Levorse Debra E Atty. Currently, PRA Group Careers has 4 legal clerk job openings, while there are 3 at SGI Global, LLC and 2 at Levorse Debra E Atty.
Since salary is important to some legal clerks, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Diodes Incorporated, Levorse Debra E Atty, and Harris Health System. If you were to take a closer look at Diodes Incorporated, you'd find that the average legal clerk salary is $49,986. Then at Levorse Debra E Atty, legal clerks receive an average salary of $45,705, while the salary at Harris Health System is $42,977.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a legal clerk include Law Office, Skadden, and Manley Holding Company. These three companies were found to hire the most legal clerks from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that legal clerks fulfill the most roles in are the professional and government industries. But the highest legal clerk annual salary is in the professional industry, averaging $39,441. In the finance industry they make $38,164 and average about $36,737 in the government industry. In conclusion, legal clerks who work in the professional industry earn a 42.2% higher salary than legal clerks in the manufacturing industry.