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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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Job Description: A prestigious, downtown law firm has an immediate need for a runner with receptionist experience to run errands for the firm, and fill in as the receptionist as needed. This position will be Mon - Fri, 8 - 5, parking provided. Candidates must have 1 -3 years of receptionist experience, have reliable transportation, valid drivers license, good driving record. This would be a great...
Job Description: If you are a confident, trained paralegal with 5+ years experience in domestic or family law, this may be the career opportunity that you've been waiting for! A local, prestigious, well known firm is seeking a experienced paralegal or law school graduate that can hit the ground running. Monday - Friday, 8-5. Salary DOE. Apply today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer...
Job Description: APC is seeking a Contract Administrator for a position in Huntersville, NC. This position supports Contract, Procurement and Project Managers in the management of contract scope, schedule, cost, risk, and quality. The Contract Administrator performs or assists with the following: plan and manage contract award activities and schedules, monitor contract performance, assure invoi...
The Law Office of Wm. Todd Berry is seeking an Associate Attorney with 2+ years litigation experience for our office in Fresno, California. Successful candidate will be in charge of 500+ files from inception to trial....
Deputy Chief of Police, Operations US - Franklin Park, IL All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the USA without CP sponsorship. Req ID: 35404 Department:Law & Risk Management Job Type: Full-Time Location: Franklin Park, Illinois Country: United States # of Positions: 1.00 Job Grade: Level 2 Job Available to: Internal & External Deadline to apply: 11/17/2014 PURPOSE OF P...
Company Confidential Florham Park, NJ, 07932
LEGAL SECRETARY-Sole practitioner-Florham Park personal injury law firm seeks Legal Secretary with 5+ years plaintiff litigation experience in fast paced work environment. Applicant must be organized, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be proficient in preparing pleadings, motions, interrogatories, etc. Applicant should be a self-starter with ability to work well with others....
Special Counsel is seeking a Patent Attorney for a contract in-house position in Allentown, PA. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals looking to supplement their income. 5+ years of Patent experience required, and must be a member of the Patent Bar. Technology experience preferred. If interested in this position, please send your resume in WORD format to *****...
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP, a national law firm, dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to our clients, is seeking a junior litigation associate for its growing Professional Liability and Commercial Litigation practice for its San Francisco office. Candidates must have superior academic credentials from a top tier law school, strong written and verbal communication skills, and e...
Advance America is seeking an additional Municipal Licensing Specialist on our Licensing Team. Our small team keeps our 2,500 locations running smoothly by ensuring each store posts valid and current licenses by municipalities for our products based on City, County, and State requirements. Because licensing requirements vary by each municipality, Advance America Municipal Licensing Specialist nee...
Large multi-billion revenue energy client is seeking a Paralegal -Commercial Contracts to assist in its Legal department. The client is located in west Houston. The contract is expected to be for six (6) months. The pay rate depends on overall experience and qualifications. · Provide routine commercial paralegal services in connection with contracts, finance and real estate matters, bankruptcies,...
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=882055 Job Experience: MS...
Damon Morey seeks litigation attorney to work in medical malpractice group. Attorney should have a minimum of 5 years litigation experience with medical malpractice preferred but not required. Excellent law school credentials and NYS bar admission required. Please send resumes to Damon Morey LLP, 200 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1200, Buffalo NY 14202 Attention M. Dalton...
This is a new posting with immediate start date for lawyers with at least moderate experience. Chester County Law Office seeking Attorney to join office in criminal defense. The ideal candidate must be licensed in PA and have experience in criminal court, at preliminary hearing, non trial and jury trial experience. Experience in the Chester County District Attorneys office ( as an intern or ada) ...
Company Confidential Allen, TX, 75002
Trial Attorney – Allen, Texas Law firm with a civil trial practice is seeking a senior level trial attorney with 5-15 years of experience, including experience taking and defending expert depositions. Candidate must also have strong writing and research skills, and be interested in becoming a strong contributor to and/or partner in a growing practice with a national scope. Writing samples and dep...
National insurance defense law firm, located in the Financial District, is seeking experienced litigation and coverage secretaries for the New York office. Candidates should be very strong in use of proper grammar and spelling, as well as have advanced skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. In addition, we are seeking candidates familiar with client guideline reporting and budgeting. Other...
Our office is a privately owned financial services company in Blue Ash, Ohio specializing in Legal Collections of consumer debt. We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join our team. This is a fast paced environment where team work is essential to success. We are seeking an individual with entry level civil legal experience and paralegal education that included the rules of civil process for post...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
IIPLG is a small Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Champions Area of Houston, TX. We are seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist in the preparation and filing of paperwork relating to U.S. and International Patent Applications. A minimum of two years intellectual property legal experience is required. The job requires a very high level of attention to detail and strong organizational ski...
The Attorney Auditor reviews legal and non-legal invoices on behalf of our clients for services provided to insurance carriers, corporate legal departments and government entities. The auditor will apply client specified billing guidelines and/or Generally Accepted Principles and Standards (“GAPS"). This position can be based in our Marlton, NJ or Wilton, CT office. There is also a remote positio...

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