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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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Patent Support Specialist Needed Pleasant & Sharp Patent Support Assistant needed for a well known Company here in Irvine, CA. The company specializes in Professional Imaging/Cameras/A/V Equipment etc. Job Duties: • Maintain/update patent database, including maintaining docketing information • Assist, as required, in preparing routine legal documents • Provide legal administrative support, as requ...
Job Description This position is in support of the United States Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, NC, located at 227 West Trade Street. The Employee will perform the following tasks, but not limited to: *Provide technical assist ce involving Automated Litigation Support. These duties include a variety of information technology skills to meet USAO information needs utilizing network hardware and sof...
Company: Yoh Buyer / Contract Administrator needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Houston, TX. What You'll Be Doing: - Perform all job duties of Buyer / Contract Administrator as needed. - Assist Sourcing and Finance functions with analysis of cost and risk. - Align business needs with existing preferred suppliers. - Communicate results to business and functional leaders....
Company: Yoh Regulatory CMC Associate needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Thousand Oaks, CA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Prior CMC specific regulatory knowledge & experience What You'll Be Doing: - Responsible for organization and preparation CMC investigational product amendments and post-market supplements - Responsible for documenting CMC submissions - Responsibl...
Our client, a rapidly growing insurance brokerage company with a Peninsula office, is searching for a Sr. Corporate Paralegal to join their legal team. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, this person will assist with corporate governance, M&A and due diligence activities. The ideal candidate will take initiative and will thrive in a faced-paced environment. Responsibilities: · Handle the co...
Our client, a leading company in the life science space, is in search of an experienced attorney to join its legal team in support of its global e-commerce platform. This attorney will advise internal clients on relevant legal issues surrounding the build-out of the Company’s global e-commerce platform. The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of relevant experience in e-commerce, advertis...
Patent Attorney Wanted for Intellectual Property Law Firm Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C. is seeking Associate Patent Attorneys. Candidates must have experience in patent preparation and prosecution in addition to a solid technical background and the ability to quickly learn new technology. A law degree and a degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineeri...
We are at it again! Hudson has a new document review project for lawyers fluent in Mandarin Chinese to start next week. Please see project details below and respond as soon as possible if you are interested and available. So that we can staff quickly, to be considered you must answer all of the questions below and attach a resume in Word format. Expected Start Date: Wednesday 8/6 Expected Duration...
Years of Experience: 5 Position Description Merrill Corporation is a diversified Business Communications Company. Merrill is currently seeking an experienced Sales Administrative Assistant to join our dynamic service driven culture in our Palo Alto location. As a member of our sales team, your main focus will be to provide administrative support to the Sales Team. Our ideal candidate is detail-ori...
The Paralegal for patent prosecution works cooperatively with a team of patent agents and a patent attorney with respect to all matters pertaining to a worldwide portfolio of patents and patent applications. This position assists the team in filing U.S. patent applications, responses and other documents; works with foreign counsel to file foreign patent applications and provide the necessary docum...
LeClairRyan, a national rapidly growing law firm is recruiting an experienced litigation paralegal to work in our Boston, Massachusetts office. Responsibilities The litigation paralegal will be responsible for administrative case management and litigation support for lender liability defense, complex commercial litigation, insurance defense and bankruptcy matters. · Proactively assist attorneys wi...
The Manager of Global Privacy will report to the Senior Counsel of Global Privacy. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure t...
Qualifications: Brilliant thinker, strong academic performance, self starter. Interest in law school helpful. Reliable, word processing skills necessary. Mac knowledge preferred. Quick learner, some office experience helpful, but will train. Job Description: Right hand person to assist busy small practitioner. Word processing, correspondence, client communication, case and office administration et...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks and experienced Corporate and Finance Paralegal in our Miami, FL office. Under the supervision of an attorney, performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes information. Coordinates efforts betwee...
Company Confidential Washington, DC
Many openings for candidates experienced with IP work - IP Secretaries, IP Paralegals. Trademark Paralegals, Docketing Specialists, Foreign Filing Specialists, Docketing Coordinators, Docketing Managers, New Applications/Formalities Specialists, and Trademark Managers, etc. Please have experience for the position you are applying for. Experience must be from a law firm IP department and candidate...
Nolan & Heller LLP Albany, NY
Commercial Litigation Attorney Nolan & Heller, LLP, Albany NY Nolan & Heller, LLP, a preeminent Albany business law firm, seeks an experienced associate attorney for its commercial litigation practice. Candidates should have commercial litigation or judicial clerkship experience (environmental experience a plus), and excellent academic credentials and writing skills. Competitive salary and benefit...
Yardi Systems, a growing software solutions provider for the real estate industry, is currently hiring for a Paralegal to join their growing team at their corporate office in Santa Babara, CA! As a Paralegal you will be responsible for the following duties: • Draft and review correspondence for a wide variety of recipients including customers, opposing counsel and third-party consumers • Research...
Looking for full time or part time person to work at an “AV” rated Estate Planning law firm located in Henderson, Nevada. Must be detail oriented with at least 5 years experience in probate, guardianship and estate planning. Must be able to draft documents and have current working knowledge of probate and guardianship filing process. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume to tmeyer@ge...
Would you like to work in a friendly, professional office where you’re an integral part of a talented TEAM? Do you like working with people and helping make their experience the best one possible? If you answered yes to these questions, this job may be for you. We’re a busy, boutique law firm in Fort Washington, PA with an opening for a litigation legal secretary with a minimum of 5 years experien...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10122
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