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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.
Mid-size law firm is searching for a legal secretary for its New York office. Secretary should have experience supporting attorneys in both litigation and real estate. Candidate must be highly organized, possess excellent communication skills and a be diligent proofreader. Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills are required, experience with Hummingbird DM is a plus....
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Landon IP Inc. is a leading provider of professional legal and business support services throughout the intellectual property (IP) lifecycle. The company’s services include patent and trademark searches, analysis of new technologies, global information retrieval, patent translations, and advanced patent law training of attorneys. The growth company is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia; and has...
We have an immediate need in our Legal Division, Special Litigation Section. Needed ASAP (3) Attorney II temporary’s for short term approximately 4-6 weeks. Duties: These attorneys are needed to review electronic documents for production in discovery in Federal litigation challenging Voter ID legislation. Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Graduation from a recognized school of law and on...
Job Description: This Legal Assistant Position Features: ? Opportunity For Growth ? Team Atmosphere ? Great Training Program ? Great Pay to $45K Immediate need for a Legal Assistant seeking opportunity for growth, team atmosphere and great training program. Strong attention to detail, 1 year experience in a law firm and bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate will be keys to success in this gro...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Great Organization ? Great Benefits ? Start Immediately ? Great Pay up to $31,200 Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As a receptionist for this prestigious, well-known Legal Services company, you will be responsible for supporting attorneys, answering multi-line phones and word processing...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions has an Immediate need for a legal assistant in Tarzana. The legal assistant will assist with corporate books, organizing files, reviewing contracts, organizing/indexing contracts, updating legal files and managing contract database. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or prote...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions is working with a Century City company who has an immediate need for a Legal Executive Assistant. The legal executive assistant will be supporting in-house attorneys. The ideal executive legal assistant will have at least two years of entertainment experience supporting attorneys, must be able to manage busy attorney calendars, manage legal files, maintain le...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions is seeking a Litigation Secretary with strong word processing skills for a defense litigation firm in Culver City. The litigation secretary must have 3+ years of litigation experience. Legal secretary duties include the following: creating TOA's and TOC's, drafting and proofreading legal documents, trial preparation and court filings, calendaring, ability to...
Company Confidential Washington, DC
Docketing Specialist Needed for Large DC IP Law Firm Responsibilities include analyzing all incoming correspondence related to the prosecution of intellectual property rights, entering information into the docketing database, reconciling outgoing correspondence and attorney comments against docketed due dates, preparing reports and resolving inaccuracies. Minimum 3 years previous experience as wel...
Sargents Court Reporting Service Wilkes-Barre, 18702
An exciting career awaits you with a growing company that offers you the abililty to work with experts in the legal and medical fields. Utilize your communication skills, both written and verbal, in a position that offers variety and travel. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Criminal Justice or English preferred. All training and equipment provided to start your career. E.O.E. Email resumes to...
Company Confidential Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Insurance Defense litigation firm located near downtown Phoenix is looking for unique professional who can be at the hub of the practice. The right professional should have primary skills in legal billing with some experience in either the legal or insurance field. We are also considering candidates whose primary skills are paralegal but also have extensive accounting/billing experience. This is a...
Company Confidential Redwood Shores, CA
We are working with a large firm's Silicon Valley office that has an immediate need for a litigation paralegal with eDiscovery experience. The project will last 1-2 months. If interested, please be sure that your resume is in Word (no PDFs, please) with Contract Litigation Paralegal for Silicon Valley firm in the subject line....
Our client, a large international law firm, is looking to add a Legal Secretary to their New York office. They are looking for someone polished, professional, poised, intelligent, and enthusiastic. Must have very strong secretarial skills....
This position is with MAPFRE Insurance located in Garden City, NY. The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MAPFRE seeks a Paralegal to join the MAPFRE Staff Counsel office in Garden City, New York. Successful candidate will assist attorneys in defending No-Fault (Personal Injury Protection) Litigation Matters and will draft routine documents such as motions, ar...
Are you looking to start a career in the legal field? If so, consider our opening with a medical malpractice law firm looking to add a talented new member to their team. If you have the following skills: Able to handle a multi-line phone system Able to handle scanning/filing of legal documents Fax, copy, word processing Open and distribute mail Greet clients, visitors, etc. Ordering and maintainin...
Executive Assistant NEEDED for Miami Commercial Real Estate Company! Commercial Real Estate company located in Miami is seeking an Executive Assistant with at least 3 years of related experience. This candidate will be responsible for supporting a team of brokers. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and have excellent organizational skills! MUST have experience pre...
Texas Mortgage Default Servicing Law Firm located in Addison, Texas is seeking experienced legal assistants to handle data entry, scanning, invoicing, telephone and other clerical duties as assigned. Candidates must have previous experience working in the Texas default industry with experience in various client default computer systems....
This is a 2+month Position, could go longer. We are a leading business solutions provider offering enterprise software, energy markets data, and advisory services. Our offerings comprise a broad range of solutions to address the most critical needs of utility, natural resources and power companies, including asset management, customer care, energy analytics, energy operations, energy trading and r...
Family Law Legal Assistant Permanent Career Opportunity Morris County Law Firm Our client is a prominent law firm in Morris County that specializes in all aspects of Family Law. They are seeking a full-time Legal Assistant with 5+ years of experience in the field of Family Law. The successful candidate must possess strong organizational and communication skills. Must also be proficient in Microsof...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78216
Full time position available at a young and growing law firm in San Antonio. Seeking an ambitious and driven individual. Must be a great multi-tasker with a strong ability to prioritize, knowledge of legal filing system including electronic and paper filing and performing light secretarial and legal assistant duties. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have excellent communication skills. L...
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