Career Opportunities

According to CAREERwise, paralegals and legal assistants in Minnesota earn nearly $28 an hour on average with top earners in the Twin Cities area making more than $36.50 an hour. The job outlook in our state is impressive, posting a growth rate of 13.3 percent, which is well above the statewide average.

In Minnesota, there are 5,350 workers employed in this medium-sized career. There will be a need for about 6,360 new paralegals and legal assistants to meet market demand between 2018–2028.

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Online job search resources

Legal staffing companies

Robert Half & Associates
Michael Baker, Esq.

Beacon Hill Legal
Beth Sullivan, Esq.
Search Recruiter

DI Recruiting,LLC
DeAnne Brooks
Director of Recruiting

Ramsey County Bar Association Placement Services
Sabina Zeenat
Placement Service Director
Placement Director

Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) Job Bank

You must be a member of the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) to view the job bank. Memberships are discounted for current paralegal students. Apply today!

Minnesota Paralegal Association: Featured Jobs

Paralegal program employers

Organizations that hired Paralegal program graduates:

  • Alderson, Ondov & Leonard
  • Assurance Title Company
  • Attorney General’s Office
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Bowman & Brooke
  • Briggs & Morgan
  • CBB Real Estate
  • Colonial Mortgage
  • Cottrell Law Firm
  • Dakota County Attorney’s Office
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Edina Realty Title
  • Faegre & Benson
  • First Judicial District Public Defender’s Office
  • First Trust
  • Fluegelm Monihan, P.A.
  • Furber, Timmer & Zahn, P.L.L.P.
  • Genmar Holding Inc.
  • Goldberg Bonding Co.
  • Ginkel & Gallagher
  • Greene Espel P.L.L.P.
  • Grannis & Hauge
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • Heacox, Hartman & Mattaini
  • Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Hennepin District Court
  • James Dunn & Associates
  • Jesse & Cosgrove
  • Josten’s Inc.
  • Kenneth Moll & Associates
  • Koll, Morrison, Carpentier & Hagstrom
  • Larkin, Hoffman, Daly, & Lindgren
  • Levander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.
  • Lutter, Gilbert & Kvas, LLC
  • Mackall Crounse Moore PLC
  • Messerli & Kramer
  • Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office
  • Minnesota Department of Labor
  • Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Murnane, Conlin, White & Brand
  • National Institute of Justice
  • Northern States Power
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Patrick Elliott Law Firm
  • Patrick Kelly Law Firm
  • Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
  • Ramsey County Criminal Court
  • Robins Kaplan
  • Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arendal
  • Second Judicial District Public Defender’s Office
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance
  • Scott Braden & Associates
  • State of Minnesota
  • Stephen Nelson and Associates
  • Target Corporation
  • TCF Financial
  • The Prudential Insurance Co.
  • Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons L.L.P.
  • 3M
  • USDA, Office of General Counsel
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • West Group, Inc.
  • Western Union
  • Wilford, Geske & Cook, P.A.
  • …and many more law firms, city/county/state/federal agencies, and private companies

Professional fields that utilize paralegals

  • Real estate
  • Criminal justice
  • NGOs
  • Legal compliance
  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Federal and state court systems
  • Military and veterans services

Go on to law school

Becoming a paralegal can be your starting point to a career as an attorney. You can leverage your newfound legal knowledge and experience to earn your JD. Here are three laws schools in Minnesota:

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
University of Minnesota Law School

University of St. Thomas Law School