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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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Real Estate Paralegal with closing experience for a rapidly growing, fast-paced, established Virginia Beach law firm. Real estate processing and closing experience, including title review and excellent customer service skills a must. Qualifications Previous real estate processing, closing and title knowledge Strong accuracy and attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills...
LEGAL ASSISTANT Virginia Beach-based law firm seeking an experienced legal assistant. Must be highly organized and be able to multi-task in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment. Excellent computer skills required, including WORD and EXCEL experience. Qualifications · Experience in General District and Circuit Court filings; administrative experience · Excellent verbal and written communication...
Company Background: Planet Depos is a global court reporting company providing best-in-class court reporting, videography, videoconferencing and interpretation services throughout the United States and abroad to U.S. and international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. We have extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials a...
International Scheduling Coordinator Job Description Company Background: Planet Depos is a global court reporting company providing best-in-class court reporting, videography, videoconferencing and interpretation services throughout the United States and abroad to U.S. and international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. We have extensive experience reporting complex matte...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Litigation Paralegal in the Sacramento, CA office. Under attorney supervision, this position 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 between attorneys, cli...
The procurement manager is responsible for all aspects of management for externally purchased parts and materials. Key duties include developing and maintaining a supply base capable of meeting RPOs business needs with respect to Cost, Quality and Delivery, ensuring compliance to all RPO procurement processes as well as all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring invoicing and payment terms are...
Program Execution: Follow the processes and methodologies for delivering programs and ensure all project managers within the program follow the prescribed methodologies and utilize the standard reporting templates. Effectively use the tools required for managing programs and projects. Define and review program scope, successfully plan and track multiple projects encompassing Product Management, AD...
Orlans Moran is a family of law firms and real property focused companies offering sophisticated products and services through highly efficient processes, innovative technology and skilled team members. We are currently looking for several Legal Processors to grow our expanding team. This position is responsible for opening, retrieving, processing and/or preparing documents, and client communicati...
Myers Wolin, LLC a law firm located in Morristown, NJ, is seeking a mid-level patent agent or patent attorney for full time patent prosecution and opinion work. The candidate MUST have 3+ years of patent prosecution experience in electronics, wireless communications, software, or computer science. Preferred candidates should have at least a master or doctorate degree in these areas. The firm has a...
Commercial Real Estate Paralegal We are a prestigious regional law firm looking for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal. This position includes all functions related to commercial real estate transactions. Temp-to-hire or possible Direct Hire. Responsibilities Draft, prepare, and organize commercial real estate closing documents Prepare closing statements Review and plot legal descriptions Prepare...
WE ARE FARMERS Claims Coverage Counsel Westlake Village, CA Litigation. Challenge. Technology. You’ll find it all at Farmers Insurance. With global resources, a trial rich environment and industry-leading case management technology, we offer talented attorneys a unique opportunity to experience the practice of law in a fast-paced and performance-driven environment. At Farmers, we employ over 500 a...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geoth...
Legal Clerk job opening in Downtown San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s top clients has an immediate Legal Clerk job opening on a temporary basis. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and network at a very well-known, high-profile skincare company located in San Francisco’s Financial District, steps from BART and public transportation. The ideal candidate for the Legal Clerk job will...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Business Office Manager with experience in Contracts/ Paralegal for a client in Central NJ. In this position you will be responsible for preparing business/ legal communications, facilitating and tracking compliance initiatives and supporting various departments with other legal related administrative duties. If you are looking for an oppo...
Our client in the Livingston area, is searching for Legal Administrative Assistant to join their team on a temporary basis. This job is available due to a vacancy in their group, and they are looking for temporary assistance while they continue their own search on a permanent level. This job is an excellent opportunity to network with a large, well-known legal group that is hiring!! Job Responsibi...
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...
Workers Compensation Legal Assistant Providence, RI Well established plaintiff law firm seeks experienced full time legal assistant in Worker's Compensation. This is a full time position with parking included. This a key role in a very busy law firm and requires excellent communication, organizational, and technical skills. Please send any inquiries and resumes to *****. Requirement...
SPRINGVILLE, 84663
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
RUTLAND, 05701
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
YAKIMA, 98903
As an Army National Guard Paralegal Specialist, you will play a key role in the Army’s judicial system. You will assist judges, Army lawyers, and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work. The Paralegal Specialist provides legal and administrative support in such diverse areas as international law, contract law, defense legal services, and judicial legal services. Your training will e...
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