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taylyn

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Paralegal/Law Clerk - Earning Potential
« on: August 12, 2009, 10:08:34 AM »
What type of paralegal/law clerk has the highest earning potential?  In the the US it seems a paralegal is the same as a law clerk in Canada, thus the pairing.  I am currently a corporate securities legal assistant earning $60k, getting law clerk certification by May of next year.  I am curious if real estate, corporate, litigation, or IP etc has the highest salary potential in biglaw firms.

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Re: Paralegal/Law Clerk - Earning Potential
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 10:47:24 PM »
I know the US Department of Justice paralegals start at $38k to $47k depending upon location. Each year they are given a step raise and col adjustment.
Not sure what experienced DOJ paralegals earn.