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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Legal Clerk job opening in Downtown San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s top clients has an immediate Legal Clerk job opening on a temporary basis. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and network at a very well-known, high-profile skincare company located in San Francisco’s Financial District, steps from BART and public transportation. The ideal candidate for the Legal Clerk job will...
Position Description: Are you looking for the opportunity to grow professionally in a dynamic team oriented environment? If so, SHB could be the place for you. We have an opening for an individual who would be responsible for creating, maintaining, and closing matter files. You would be working with state of the art technology to file/retrieve documents, update and search for information in databa...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to draft and prepare correspondence; manage calendars and provide clerical, administrativ...
Position Description: If you have a warm and welcoming personality, are good with people and enjoy talking on the phone the Receptionist position could be for you. As that first point of contact for both internal and external clients you will play an integral role in maintaining the professional image of the firm. Responsibilities will include greeting and assisting visitors and handling a multi-l...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to draft and prepare correspondence; manage calendars and provide clerical, administrativ...
Position Description: Are you looking for the opportunity to grow professionally in a dynamic team oriented environment? If so, SHB could be the place for you. We have an opening for an individual who would be responsible for our offsite records process with duties including but not limited to shipping and receiving, scanning and coding of documents and assisting with document productions. You wou...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Business Office Manager with experience in Contracts/ Paralegal for a client in Central NJ. In this position you will be responsible for preparing business/ legal communications, facilitating and tracking compliance initiatives and supporting various departments with other legal related administrative duties. If you are looking for an oppo...
Our client in the Livingston area, is searching for Legal Administrative Assistant to join their team on a temporary basis. This job is available due to a vacancy in their group, and they are looking for temporary assistance while they continue their own search on a permanent level. This job is an excellent opportunity to network with a large, well-known legal group that is hiring!! Job Responsibi...
Patent Support Specialist Needed Pleasant & Sharp Patent Support Assistant needed for a well known Company here in Irvine, CA. The company specializes in Professional Imaging/Cameras/A/V Equipment etc. Job Duties: • Maintain/update patent database, including maintaining docketing information • Assist, as required, in preparing routine legal documents • Provide legal administrative support, as requ...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work. Provide administrative support to executives in a manner consistent with the highest levels of performance and professionalism. Handle highly co...
PARALEGAL-REAL ESTATE Holden law office seeking person with knowledge of mortgage documentation. Full-time. Send resume and salary requirements to Bennett & Forts PC, 1093 Main St., Holden, MA 01520, fax 508-829-7326 or *****...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a National Law Firm with 31 offices and the largest firm in San Diego, is seeking an attorney experienced in the defense of Employment litigation to join their San Diego, California office. Job Requirements: * 3-6 years experience in defense of employment litigation & labor * Excellent references and academic credentials * Admitted to practice in CA * Detail oriented * Strong li...
In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in t...
John Zink Hamworthy Combustion continues to experience significant growth in opportunities serving the petrochemical and refining industry. A renewed focus on serving customers with competitive solutions has led to record bookings and established John Zink Hamworthy Combustion as the preferred technology leader. Our vision is to continue on a path of growth whereby we will add products and service...
Description Our Legal Department is seeking a Subpoena Compliance Agent who will be responsible for review and interpretation of Legal documentation for our company. Requirements: Process civil, criminal and administrative subpoenas, grand jury subpoenas, search warrants and court orders seeking customer call detail records and/or other customer information. This requires the agent to review and i...
Terrific Opportunities for Litigation Secretaries! Insurance Defense experience preferred. Positions available in Irvine and Long Beach. Excellent compensation packages offered for stellar candidates. Please send resumes to ***** All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. Meredith Broker Staffing Specialist at Legal Network, Inc. 2900 Bristol Street, Suite B-101 Costa Mesa...
EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE! Prestigious National firm seeks an employment defense attorney with 3+ years of experience to join their team. Great schools and work history preferred. Terrific compensation package offered to a stellar candidate. Please submit resume immediately to ***** Meredith Broker Staffing Specialist at Legal Network, Inc. 2900 Bristol Street, Suite...
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Attorney Surrogate's Court- Kings County Public Administrator Annual Salary $156,600 King's County Surrogate's Court seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Public Administrator. Pursuant to Article 11 of the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act, the Public Administrator's Office is charged with administering the estates of persons who die without a will and whose heirs are unwilling or una...
TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK http://martekglobal.theresumator.com/apply/oCoAMg/Contract-Specialist-III.html Martek Global Services, Inc. (“Martek”) is a Professional Services company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in Huntsville, Alabama allowing us to be strategically structured to reinforce our nationwide support services. For nearly two d...
Wolf Popper LLP is a boutique midtown Manhattan litigation firm with expertise in securities litigation. We have a position open for a portfolio monitoring coordinator. This person would have strong computer skills, the ability to conduct damage analyses for plaintiff investors, communicate with institutional clients, and research industry-related news. Bachelor’s degree and facility with Microsof...

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