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SEC Is Hiring Paralegals

SEC Is Hiring Paralegals

It’s easy to get discouraged by the almost daily news reports of BigLaw layoffs, but there are other areas where legal staffers are getting hired, including the SEC Enforcement Division which has been increasing its staff, including paralegals.

Enforcement has recently been adding trial attorneys with the express purpose of presenting a more imposing presence to respondents in its investigations. As Khuzami stated, “It is imperative that we convey to all defendants in SEC actions that we are prepared to go to trial and we will win, as evidenced by our eight trial wins since April…. “The Division has also recently tripled its paralegal and support personnel so as to free investigators to perform more “front-line” work and to relieve them from routine administrative burdens.

What is the SEC Enforcement Division? Don’t feel bad if you don’t know – I had to Google it, too. It’s the section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that “investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiates settlements.”

How do you get a job there? The employment section of the SEC website says, “The SEC employs paralegals to work in the legal offices at the SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in the regional offices in eleven cities nationwide.” Paralegal jobs with the SEC are listed at the government’s official job site, USAJOBS. As of this post, there are currently five paralegal positions available at the SEC, with a salary range of $50,852.00 to $69,028.00.

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