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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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Successful Dallas Plaintiff’s Firm seeks Plaintiff Personal Injury Med Mal Paralegal! Successful candidates must have 5+ years experience working in plaintiffs litigation on medical malpractice cases. Must be able to handle a high-volume med mal docket. Candidates will be expected to work independently. Firm will meet or beat current salary. Position will fill very quickly. Please send all intervi...
We are currently seeking a Patent & IP Litigation Secretary for a large IP Law Firm in Washington, DC. Responsibilities Summary: - Provide secretarial support to 3-4 Attorneys - Responsible for a variety administrative and secretarial tasks - Coordinate travel arrangements - Enter timesheets and transcribe documents - Revise documents, including litigation documents involving tables of content and...
Job Description: This Litigation Legal Secretary Position Features: ? Dynamic ? Organized ? Stable ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for a litigation legal secretary seeking a dynamic, organized and stable firm. Litigation, managing confidential records and files along with at least 3 plus years of experience will be keys to success in this dynamic, stable organization. Will be responsible for am...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Legal Secretary. Must have litigation experience. ?Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation. ?Conserves attorneys time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters...
Job Description: Complete Description: Performs a variety of legal secretarial and administrative support duties for assigned attorney(s), many of which are unique to a legal environment and require a working knowledge of property casualty operations, legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Knowledge:General office practice and procedures. Legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Operations...
Job Description: Seeking a dynamic Legal Office Coordinator who is looking for a dynamic organization to call their team! As a Legal Office Coordinator for this organization, you will be responsible for opening, managing, and maintaining case files and electronic case management system, writing and preparing pleadings, experience using the e-filing portal, court documents, and monitoring case dock...
Job Description: Busy law firm seeking an experienced Foreclosure Paralegal. This Paralegal role requires a minimum of 2-3 years as a Paralegal with specific experience in lien/mortgage foreclosure experience. In this Paralegal role, you must have strong litigation experience as well. If you are open to assisting a busy department within a well known law firm as a Foreclosure Paralegal, please app...
Job Description: This position features bonuses for work performance! Immediate need for a Legal Assistant for a busy law firm. Must have a minimum of 5 years within workers compensation and insurance defense as a Legal Assistant. The best suited Legal Assistant will have strong typing skills, transcription, scheduling, drafting pleadings and processing bills to client. As a Legal Assistant for th...
Job Description: Leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M & A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice is in great need for a Consumer Finance Litigation Associate with 2 to 5 years of experience in commercial litigation for the consumer finance litigation & compliance practice group. Excellen...
Job Description: Local Title Company is looking for a full time Escrow Officer. Detail oriented, fast paced, good computer skills and excellent relationship building with clients. Monday-Friday, hours sometimes vary. Company has benefit package. Professional office atmosphere. Apply Today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to...
Job Description: If you are a trained paralegal with 3-5 years legal experience, please read the following requirements.MUST HAVE: All aspects of probate proceedings, including gathering information, communicating with heirs and legatees, drafting pleadings. Entity formation, primarily limited liability companies and limited partnerships, some S corps. Various corporate work for clients, Buy/Sell...
Job Description: This legal secretary-your skills are needed today! Position Features: ? stable law firm ? great location ? competitive pay ? Great Pay to $40K Challenging career position for legal secretary with loan closing and title experience. Growing, aggressive, fast-paced law firm. Successful candidate will be independent and able to take charge in creating ALL loan documents for closing an...
Job Description: This LEGAL SECRETARY Position Features: ? Great Location ? Good Benefits ? Pay to $58K Immediate need for LITIGATION SECRETARY seeking a very stable company. Looking for someone with some transactional experience. This firm does business and civil litigation. Strong computer skills, Red-Lining, Word and Excel. Must know Federal & State filing requirements. Preparation of pleadings...
Job Description: Experienced Litigation Paralegal needed for a Albany firm. Convenient Location - Free Parking. Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of Litigation experience and some knowledge of commercial real estate transactions. Position involves independently preparing discovery responses and motions in State and Federal courts, simple research, reviewing documents, interacting with clients a...
Job Description: This Legal Secretary Position Features: ? Fast Paced Environment ? Well known Firm ? Great Pay to $42K + Benefits Professional Environment Great opportunity with stable firm! Ability to work independently, detail orientation and excellent communication skills will be keys to success in this growing, prestigious Firm. Will be responsible for arranging meetings, filing/faxing/photoc...
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...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
Job ID: 4336 Position Description: NCH is established, yet growing, and we need to attract top talent to support our overall business strategy. We are currently looking for a Corporate Regulatory Affairs Specialist who has the ability to partner with multiple internal departments, ensuring that our products comply with all federal, state and local regulations. This person will focus their efforts...
JOB SUMMARY This position will be responsible for providing overall corporate administrative and legal support to the legal service center. This individual will work closely with all attorneys and legal support team members and will perform all assigned corporate legal secretarial projects. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provide overall legal secretarial support, including bu...
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