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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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CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Bilingual Legal Administrator - Portugese / English to work in Boca Raton, FL. Earn $16.00 per hour at this full time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Job Description: The associate will be reviewing legal doc...
Description Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi US At Sanofi US, we are committed to...
Top notch, experienced commercial real estate paralegal needed immediately for Tampa office of large, national law firm. Successful candidate will have minimum of five years' experience in large law firm setting handling extensive caseload of large commercial real estate transactions. Very busy department - compensation will match or beat any other law firm in the area. Please contact immediately....
Litigation legal assistant needed immediately for boutique firm in Hyde Park. Successful candidate will have minimum 3 years litigation experience, preferably in first part insurance coverage. Great environment compensation package - please contact immediately for consideration....
Job ID: 674B77295 Austin office is seeking a patent agent or attorney with a Ph.D. in organic science - preferably synthetic organic chemistry. Candidate could also have a M.S. in organic chemistry with a chemical engineering undergrad, at least 3 years experience working as a chemist, or at least 2 academic publications. Candidate should have a JD from an accredited law school or currently be att...
Job ID: Y4PA78028 Austin office seeks facilities and business attorney having 3+ years of experience. The candidate will represent public school districts with construction contracting, real estate transactions, procurement and various other contract transactions. Candidate with a background in architecture, engineering or prior experience in the construction industry and/or related course work wi...
Job ID: ZX4777018 Austin office seeks patent agent having 2-4 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The candidate should be a member of the Patent Bar and have a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or an associated discipline. Relevant technological experience with business methods, software, and/ or communications-related technologies is...
Job ID: MF5E77152 Dallas office seeks lateral corporate attorney having 4-6 years of experience. The candidate should preferably have experience in advising companies on mergers and acquisitions (public and private), public securities offerings, SEC reporting, and corporate governance. Prior experience in a sophisticated law firm practice is preferred. We'd love to speak to you about this position...
Job ID: 0YRZ79217 Austin office seeks corporate attorney having 4+ years of experience in corporate, M&A, private equity, and IP/licensing. The candidate must be licensed to practice in Texas. Here is a mid-sized Austin firm that offers its attorneys a sophisticated practice that rivals most large national firms and yet also offers associates joining this firm the collegiality and the opportunity...
Job ID: YB8977692 Austin office seeks real estate attorney having 5-7 years of real estate transactional experience. The candidate should preferably have experience with real estate purchase/sale and leasing transactions, land use and development incentives, and real estate finance and LLC operating agreements. Experience in the development, office, retail, multi-family housing, health care or ene...
Job ID: 6W4V78487 Dallas office seeks attorney having 4-6 years of real estate experience. Located in downtown Dallas, the largest branch of a significant Texas law firm has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the legal industry. Business and litigation services are offered to a varied spectrum of clients. This firm has a very solid reputation in the State of Texas and has a growi...
Job ID: YN4179133 Top national firm is a seeking strong mid-level and senior associate. Candidates must have direct experience and strong academic qualifications. Practice law at one of the largest intellectual property firms in the nation. This firm handles all aspects of IP law, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as general litigation and corporate matters. An excellent opport...
Job ID: EIWZ79927 Philadelphia office seeks a Mid-level corporate associate. We are fond of this firm, who, through large scale mergers, have become a network of integrated offices that can handle clients in any major city. Although that growth has not yet translated into the full scale Fortune 500 multinational clientele, this law firm is content to be the well-priced big firm alternative. With a...
Job ID: YYMT74180 Houston office seeks attorney having 5+ years of experience to join a health information technology team. The candidate should preferably have information technology, contacting, software licensing, and healthcare experience, as well as knowledge of HIPAA and other medical regulatory compliance issues. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office a...
Job ID: EYVZ63966 Highly respected litigation firm in Dallas seeks IP Litigation partner with a portable book of business. This firm would be a strong fit for a partner seeking a more entrepreneurial business model. Candidates should have experience litigating in East Texas. This reputed Texas-based law practice employs a sizable number of highly qualified attorneys and specializes in the area of...
Job ID: 15VU79933 New York office seeks mid and senior level litigation associate with white collar experience. A recent merger has put this firm on the map on a global scale, although the firm's reputation is rather regional. Very much substance over form, this firm boasts international clientele and a sizable New York office without much fanfare of notoriety. We like this firm because, with a th...
Job ID: FBII79638 Dallas office seeks mid-level technology transactions and privacy associate attorney having 3+ years of experience handling complex technology transactions, licensing transactions and/or related intellectual property matters. The candidate should preferably have experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm. Eleven knowledgeable attorneys on staff at the Texas law practice. There are six k...
Job ID: 56L864079 ERISA litigation partner sought for international firm’s Houston office. Excellent experience is required. Portable business is not necessary. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office at (800) 298-6440 to confidentially discuss this job. We want to help you! Contact the Following BCG Attorney Search Office : Houston 1200 Smith St., Suite 1600 H...
Job ID: OADT76539 Dallas office seeks attorney having 3-5 years of syndicated finance experience in a large law firm. The candidate should preferably have both arranger and borrower side experience. The Texas law practice was launched twenty-six years ago. Over one-hundred practiced attorneys make up their law office. They represent a wide range of domestic and international clients. Areas of conc...
Job ID: G0YT79926 New York office seeks a Mid-Level corporate associate. A recent merger has put this firm on the map on a global scale, although the firm's reputation is rather regional. Very much substance over form, this firm boasts international clientele and a sizable New York office without much fanfare of notoriety. We like this firm because, with a the headquarters in a smaller legal marke...
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