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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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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Secretary in its Memphis office. Ideal candidate will have 3 + years of experience as a legal secretary, have administrative experience, exceptional communication and organizational skills, the ability to work effectively within a group or independently, proficiency in MS Word (high priority), Outlook and Exc...
With a dedication to product quality and excellent customer service, Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., is committed to being at the side of their customers. Brother International is a premier provider of products for the home, home office and office that revolutionize the way you live and work. . Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Brother e...
Please note this is a 6 months contract position Skills: Contract Drafting, Strong Negotiation skills, Software/Technology Background Job Description: • Software licensing and technology background • Proficient in contract drafting and interpretation • Comfortable supporting negotiations as needed • 3 years or more experience For consideration please include JOB #5495...
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JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE:Document Production Clerk LOCATION:Dallas Office REPORTS TO: Gloria Holmes Overview (Primary Purpose) The primary purpose of this position is to advance our clients’ needs by using typing skills and document preparation capabilities to produce legal documents in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment. Describe the essential functions of the job  Will review ca...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a full-time Legal Nurse Consultant. We are looking for a Registered Nurse with 1+ years of experience in the legal field. 5+ years of recent clinical experience in a hospital setting with ICU, OR and ER experience preferred. Legal Nurse Consultant Certification (LNCC) and an Associates or Bachelors degree in Nursing also preferred. Primary respo...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Professional/Technical Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Periodic Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an e...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=870191 Job Experience: MS...
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BASIC PURPOSE Under the direction of the General Counsel, provides legal advice and counsel to the Bank's business managers in order to support Bank operations and objectives while minimizing legal and regulatory risk. Job Grade: 31 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Interacts with multiple business units to provide advice and protect the Bank's legal interests. 2. Drafts, reviews and negotiates doc...
Job Purpose: Assistance with all aspects of law office administration, mailing, phones, client intakes, ordering case and client records, contact with insurance adjusters and client medical providers. Serves clients by developing case information, evidence, and settlement; forwarding file to litigation, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Builds cases by interviewing prospective client...
Our client, a downtown law firm, is looking for a senior litigation paralegal with experience working on multi-district, class action law suits. Strong technology experience is also needed for this position. The right candidate will be proactive in carrying out work responsibilities, and a strong communicator, and will know how to run a case from start to finish. A college degree is required. Cand...
Qualitest, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, provides affordable, high-quality generic pharmaceuticals. Featuring a growing portfolio of over 600 products, the company is focused on manufacturing and marketing in specialty categories that include oral solid dose controlled substances, liquids, and semi solids. Qualitest is an operating company of Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL), a ...
Family Law office located in the Heights is in need of a family law legal assistant/paralegal with at least 3 years experience. Only candidates with said experience will be considered for the open position. Please send your resumes to *****...
Position Description: This position is responsible for supporting the Litigation, Labor and Bankruptcy practice areas firm wide. Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to recognize and act on important details and deadlines are also required. Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure, respond quickly to changing demands, and be self-motivated w...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Management Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer ...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...

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