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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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Position ID:31909 Position Title:Legal Secretary Min Education Desired:High School Diploma or equivalent Travel Percentage:0% Relocation:No Job Summary:Performs a broad range of secretarial, administrative, and clerical support for one or more attorneys. Organizes and maintains all files relating to litigation and administrative matters under direct supervision of attorneys. Responsible for assist...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. This position will provide legal advice and support to Tenets Acquisition & Development team in connection with a broad range of corporate transactions in the healthcare space, includi...
Our law firm client is currently seeking a team of experienced contract attorneys for a large scale complex document review project. The preferred candidate will have at least 2-3 years of prior corporate transactional experience as well as a solid finance background. Attorneys who have reviewed extensive trader emails, or who have experience working on financial deals is a plus. This project is a...
IP Transactions Associate needed for quality of life firm in Western Massachusetts. Small firm with two local offices needs an associate with three to eight years of experience to handle trademark, copyright and software licensing on a partnership track. This firm offers small town life with strong music and art culture, and an easy drive to major metros and outdoor activities. Experience required...
Busy Brickell Real Estate Law Firm Position: Real Estate Processor/Office Assistant Duties Include: Open new files, calendar all deadlines, pre-closing orders such as title search, estoppels, insurance, lien searches, surveys, payoffs. Assisting Closer/Real Estate Paralegal in all aspects. Post-closing: preparation of loan packages, copies of documents to all parties, follow-up with clients, recor...
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We are currently recruiting document review attorneys for a new project in DC. This project will be starting within the next one to two weeks. Ideal candidates will be DC barred and have at least six months of prior document review experience or substantive legal experience. You will need to come register with us in advance in order to be considered for this project. Please submit a resume in Word...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records to become a member of this winning practice group and join one of the fastest moving areas of the law. SHB offers a chall...
Trademark Paralegal Major service company located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania is currently seeking a trademark paralegal for their growing legal department. Responsibilities: Experience managing trademark portfolios, running trademark searches and making USPTO filings. Monitors and tracks status and filing deadlines for trademark portfolio containing more than 100 trademarks. Conducts searches for p...
Paralegal/Contracts Administrator Major hospitality company located in New York City is currently seeking a qualified individual for their expanding legal department. Responsibilities: Monitor and ensure compliance with various company agreements, including provisions relating to rental payments, and reporting requirements. Prepares and maintains agreement databases and summaries, tracking for all...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network (Hospitals and Physician Gro...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network (Hospitals and Physician Gro...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network (Hospitals and Physician Gro...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network (Hospitals and Physician Gro...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network (Hospitals and Physician Gro...
Description: 546543: Senior Director, Government Contracts Compliance - Nationwide Search Job Description Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is looking for an experienced Senior Director of Government Contracts Compliance to join our dynamic Compliance team. Things are exciting at Optum as we are experiencing unprecedented growth, and looking for someone with âthe right stu...
Description: 546543: Senior Director, Government Contracts Compliance - Nationwide Search Job Description Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is looking for an experienced Senior Director of Government Contracts Compliance to join our dynamic Compliance team. Things are exciting at Optum as we are experiencing unprecedented growth, and looking for someone with âthe right stu...
Description: 546543: Senior Director, Government Contracts Compliance - Nationwide Search Job Description Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is looking for an experienced Senior Director of Government Contracts Compliance to join our dynamic Compliance team. Things are exciting at Optum as we are experiencing unprecedented growth, and looking for someone with âthe right stu...
UIC Technical Services (UICTS) is an Alaska Native holding company owned by Ukpea?vik Iupiat Corporation (UIC). UIC Technical Services is based in Alexandria, VA. UICTS and its Bowhead family of companies provide our government and private sector customers' expertise in areas such as program management, systems engineering/integration, logistics/supply support, software management/development, IT...
PPO Contract Manager needed for a direct hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in San Francisco, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Contract Management experience - Advanced knowledge of Managed Care What You'll Be Doing: - Support the PPO contracting efforts, including developing, negotiating, executing and managing PPO contracts - Develop contracting methodologies to inc...
Refer to Job # TZHH47073 Corporate Counsel The candidate will provide integral legal support for our multiple business platforms to include Hospitality Trust, Hospitality Advisors, and Hospitality Prime. Must have excellent academic record with a law degree from a top law school. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, must have 5 -7 years of broad corporate experience, inclu...
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