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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Litigation Paralegal with 5 years of Commercial Litigation experience, please read on! What's In I...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a/an Litigation Counsel located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: With limited supervision and significant decision-making: Litigation Counsel manages a docket that consists of...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
For immediate consideration, please email your resume to ***** Executive Assistant with Legal Experience Job in Chicago, IL Our client, a professional services organization, is looking to fill an Executive Assistant job in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 years of experience assisting high level executives. The Executive Assistant is responsible fo...
We are currently recruiting for an Ethics and Compliance Project Manager job in Greensboro, NC! This is a great company to get your foot in the door with. The ideal candidate has a strong business background, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills and sense of urgency. It is a very deadline driven environment with strong administrative needs. Ethics and Co...
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 chal...
Position Description: If you enjoy dealing with people, are fascinated by the law and want to come to work knowing that everyday will be different Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the place for you. We are currently seeking a high energy, go-getter to provide secretarial, administrative and clerical support. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, time entry, invoicing, filing, ordering supplie...
Position Description: If you enjoy dealing with people, are fascinated by the law and want to come to work knowing that everyday will be different Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the place for you. We are currently seeking a high energy, go-getter to provide word processing support. •Organizes and assists special project teams for large and/or urgent administrative and/or client tasks. •May assist ...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
TD is a great organization powered by great people who want to make a difference every day. Our over 85,000 employees world-wide are a big part of what makes TD stand out from any other organization. Every day, we deliver legendary customer and client experiences to our approximately 19 million customers. We’re an award-winning organization that reinvests constantly to ensure future growth. We’re...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
Motivated and Energetic Associate Attorney wanted for Somerset County Law Firm concentrating in medical malpractice defense. Applicant should have a minimum of 2 years experience in same or similar field. Applicant should have experience conducting all phases of discovery and have good writing and communication skills. The firm also practices in contracts, collections, and plaintiffs matters. This...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Advance America Traveling Compliance Auditor -Indianapolis, Indiana Advance America Field Auditors enjoy working independently and are self-motivated, driven individuals who love to travel and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment. To be successful in this role, an Advance America Field Auditor must have a minimum of 1-3 years of compliance audit experience, the ability to multi task, a...
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Job Purpose: Serves clients by developing case information, evidence, and settlement; forwarding file to litigation, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Builds cases by interviewing prospective clients; obtaining case information; reviewing information with an attorney. * Collects case evidence and documentation by contacting people involved in the case; inputting information into file...
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...
Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...

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