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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.
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Special Counsel is expanding its sales team. We are currently seeking a business development director with sales experience to join our team in the Lehigh Valley. Special Counsel is the leading provider of legal staffing and document review solutions to law firms and corporate legal departments across the nation. We offer a professional, congenial and team-spirited sales environment. We are seekin...
Special Counsel is currently seeking a Senior Corporate Paralegal with extensive contract drafting and reviewing experience in the York, Pa area. Must have In-House experience. Foreign language fluency is a bonus. Notary Public or eligibility to apply for a notarial commission in PA. Please send resumes in Microsoft Word, .doc or .docx, format to email@example.com EOE...
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Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $65000.00 Job Description: Great opportunity for a Legal Secretary for a top attorney in Cerritos. Must have Employment Law and Litigation background, top administrative experience with Stability and outstanding computer skills will be keys to success in this Employment Law organization. Will be responsible for assisting attorneys, filings and correspondence for large...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $35000.00 Job Description: Immediate need for an incredible position for a Legal Secretary available in a stable law firm located in Charleston. This candidate should be experienced in the Worker's Compensation field. The firm has an urgent need for a new team member who can flex into their busy schedule. The successful candidate will support a high profile attorney a...
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Growing Baton Rouge personal injury law firm is seeking a Case Signer for the Shreveport area. Case Signers are responsible for attending pre-set meetings with potential clients, gathering client information, and having potential client agree to having the law firm respresent the client. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 yrs experience in a fast paced, performance based, results oriented se...
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Seeking experienced paralegals and law school grads (no US bar) for redacting project expected to last about a month. Requirements: 1. You must be proficient using Relativity software 2. You must have legal redaction experience 3. You will fill out a conflicts form 4. You must be available to start immediately If so, please send Word resume for "Legal Redaction Project"...
Debra Miller, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend and Fort Wayne Divisions (hereinafter “Trustee”), is accepting applications from qualified individuals for employment as a staff attorney in the Trustee’s office. The position is available immediately, and requires regular appearances on behalf of the Trustee for formal hearings before the United States Bank...
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Brownstone PA, an appellate litigation law firm, seeks appellate attorney with 0-3 years’ experience. Work requires drafting appellate briefs, filing of post-conviction motions, and federal appeals. Attorney must handle both civil and criminal cases. Requirement: Excellent writing skills and ability to manage cases clients; start date in 2013. Looking for attorneys licensed in Indiana, Virginia, G...
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Oxford Life Insurance is looking for a Compliance Associate to research insurance regulations and case law and provide executive summary. Develop knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations in all areas of compliance. Assist in drafting policies and procedures to comply with Federal and State laws. communicate with various Insurance Departments regarding regulatory requirements. Monitor an...
Reporting to the Executive Director Global Privacy (EDGP), the job holder will act as the Privacy Analyst for the North American business, assisting the EDGP in ensuring compliance with US & Canadian federal, national and state privacy, security and breach notification legislation, in particular US health privacy law (HIPAA) and acting as point of contact for the business on specifically North Ame...
Paramount Staffing Has Several Openings for Legal Secretaries! Position 1: Commercial Real Estate Legal Secretary NEEDED for Midtown Law Firm!! Midtown Law Firm is seeking an experienced Commercial Real Estate Legal Secretary with at least 5+years of Commercial Real Estate experience to support 2 partners and an associate. MUST have Commercial Real Estate experience! Ideal candidates will be profe...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Bankruptcy / Foreclosure Paralegal Well-established law firm here in Charlotte is looking to bring on a Bankruptcy Paralegal. This is a temp-to-hire position. Extensive knowledge of bankruptcy. Has experience with Proofs of Claims and Motions for Relief as well as other bankruptcy actions that requires drafting and filing pleadings, but not limited to. Prior law firm experience is highly preferred...
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