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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.
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.
Corporate Paralegal needed - Start in the new year Top-tier hedge fund, NYC, seeks experienced Paralegal with strong academics to join its global legal and compliance team. This is a dynamic company and busy team. You will interface with the business, so strong communication skills are needed. Client seeks motivated professional looking to build a career. You will - Manage regulatory filings such...
ViaSat, Inc. seeks an experienced attorney for its in-house legal group in Englewood, Colorado, home of ViaSat’s Satellite Services business segment, which delivers ViaSat’s residential high speed satellite internet service, Exede, along with other broadband services. The successful candidate must be able to work well with personnel at all levels of the Company. You will focus primarily on commerc...
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution Inc. seeks a Senior Contract Administrator for the ITVD Contract Administration department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare contracts, amendments, product schedules and other legal documents using established templates for assigned territories and orders. Verify availability (rights and clearances) for product contained in sales orders and research p...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $70000.00 Job Description: A leading U.S. law firm is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal to support our Commercial Real Estate Practice in our Orlando office. The incumbent must have strong written and oral communication skills, be proactive and detail-oriented. We require a minimum of five (5) years of real estate paralegal experience. Must have a thorough knowledge of...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $36.00 Job Description: Immediate need for several law clerks for a 3 month+ assignment. These individuals will perform complex legal research for trial staff, assist in preparing legal documents such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law etc. All candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills, have a thorough knowledge of research tools such as LEXI...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $38000.00 Job Description: This Legal Assistant Position Features: -Professional And Fast Paced Environment -Great Benefits -Great Pay to $34K A local Newport News firm has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Assistant. Must have paralegal training and at least 3 years of experience working with multiple attorneys. Job responsibilities include; researching background...
Our client, a Fortune 500 company, is seeking Paralegal/Legal Assistant for about 3 months paying up to $21 an hour plus benefits. Hours will be 8-4:45 with a 45min lunch Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests and performing clerical functions. Major Job Duties: Receives and screens telephone calls and visitors. Takes messages or directs tel...
Regional firm seeks real estate associate with 1-5 years of broad commercial real estate experience, including joint ventures, project development, acquisitions & dispositions, leasing & survey and title experience. The ideal candidate will have attained a high level of academic achievement, will have solid law firm experience in large, sophisticated, high-dollar commercial real estate transaction...
Exclusive In-House opportunity. Local financial company seeks a corporate GC with securities experience. Familiarity with FINRA and its guidelines a plus. 2-5 years experience in law firm environment or in-house experience required. Top academic credentials required. Job #2676 GA...
Looking for contract attorneys at all levels to staff on several upcoming projects in the Atlanta area. Our projects range from large document reviews to assistant with vital pieces of cases. Please signify hourly pay requirement and also if you have any geographic limitations. If we determine that you fit one of our clients’ needs, one of our recruiters will reach out to you for more information...
Large firm in the Atlanta area seeks a contract corporate attorney with 6+ years of experience. Ability to draft contracts and experience with other aspects of corporate law is required. Will be working directly with client so great communication skills are required. Big firm experience is preferred. Soft IP experience a plus. Opportunity for temporary to permanent available. Great compensation. J...
Fortune 500 company seeks a corporate associate for its Calhoun, GA location. Heavy corporate experience required. 6-10 years of law firm or in-house experience required with an emphasis on complex deals, board meetings, contracts, and tax matters. Great opportunity with a great company to work directly under the GC. Job #2677 GA...
Amlaw 100 firm seeks a litigation associate with 4 – 5 years of experience in commercial litigation for its New York office. Excellent academic credentials and exceptional analytical and communication skills are required. Experience in arguing motions and taking and defending depositions is required. Trial experience is preferred. Significant experience in the practices areas of securities litigat...
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for leading, planning and organizing work of associates within multiple offices performing highly technical legal support work. Responsible for the development, coaching, training and mentoring of individual associates. Functions as the expert in the application of established policies, practices and procedures. Provides input into best practices and procedures, and makes...
National law firm is looking for an experienced Litigation Secretary to work in their west Los Angeles office. The firm is very reputable and looking for a strong Litigation Secretary to join the team. The ideal legal secretary candidate must be experienced e-filing in state and federal courts, preferably in a mid-large law firm environment. Responsibilities: · Editing and finalizing litigation do...
West Los Angeles company seeks a strong corporate transactional attorney for a short term contract project. Individual must have 3-5 years of transactional experience from a reputable law firm and/or corporate legal department. Qualifications: *Must have strong Mergers & Acquisitions experience. *Must have strong drafting experience. *Must have the ability to run a deal from inception to close. *T...
Costa Mesa litigation firm seeks 6 to 8 year attorney with a min. of 3 yrs experience in civil litigation (defense). Must have substantial pre-trial case handling (all aspects), written discovery, deposition, law and motion, and courtroomexperience. Must be motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work independently and take initiative with moderate direction. Excellent writing and analytical skill...
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Seeking litigation paralegal with trial experience for temp position at midsize law firm with pending trials. Must have solid LiveNote and Concordance experience as well as experience before and during trial on business litigation. If qualified, please send resume as soon as possible in Word format....
SENIOR PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST Department: Corporate Procurement Min. Starting Salary: Commensurate with Experience Application Deadline: Open Until Filled The Sr. Procurement Specialist will promote and implement effective strategic partnerships and sourcing approaches for TG. He/she will deliver business value by developing, implementing and delivering world class sourcing strategies for quality...
Large Law firm with locations in NYC and NJ needs: PARALEGAL: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 3+ years of related commercial real estate paralegal experience required. Experience with large commercial closings a plus. Commercial Real Estate Paralegal to join our New Jersey or New York Offices with solid experience in all aspects of commercial real estate. Responsibilities include transactional matters, fin...
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