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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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Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Company Confidential Beachwood, OH, 44122
Job Purpose: Serves clients by developing case information, evidence, and settlement; forwarding file to litigation, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Builds cases by interviewing prospective clients; obtaining case information; reviewing information with an attorney. * Collects case evidence and documentation by contacting people involved in the case; inputting information into file...
Advance America Traveling Compliance Auditor -Indianapolis, Indiana Advance America Field Auditors enjoy working independently and are self-motivated, driven individuals who love to travel and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment. To be successful in this role, an Advance America Field Auditor must have a minimum of 1-3 years of compliance audit experience, the ability to multi task, a...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
Contracts Manager This position is preferably located at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda, CA or in Santa Clara, CA. About the Company: Wind River is the global leader in the embedded software industry. Founded in 1981, Wind River is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. We are large enough to present a variety of com...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
Legal Secretary The Heidman Law Firm offers an exciting, fast-paced, team environment and is currently seeking an experienced legal secretary. The ideal candidate will be experienced, professional, have a proven work ethic as well as excellent organizational, secretarial, and communication skills. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls please. Email letter of introduction and resume to Br...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
For immediate consideration, please email your resume to ***** Executive Assistant with Legal Experience Job in Chicago, IL Our client, a professional services organization, is looking to fill an Executive Assistant job in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 years of experience assisting high level executives. The Executive Assistant is responsible fo...
Position Description: If you enjoy dealing with people, are fascinated by the law and want to come to work knowing that everyday will be different Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the place for you. We are currently seeking a high energy, go-getter to provide word processing support. •Organizes and assists special project teams for large and/or urgent administrative and/or client tasks. •May assist ...
We are currently recruiting for an Ethics and Compliance Project Manager job in Greensboro, NC! This is a great company to get your foot in the door with. The ideal candidate has a strong business background, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills and sense of urgency. It is a very deadline driven environment with strong administrative needs. Ethics and Co...
Position Description: If you enjoy dealing with people, are fascinated by the law and want to come to work knowing that everyday will be different Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the place for you. We are currently seeking a high energy, go-getter to provide secretarial, administrative and clerical support. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, time entry, invoicing, filing, ordering supplie...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records to become a member of this winning practice group and join one of the fastest moving areas of the law. SHB offers a chal...
STAFF ATTORNEY- Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. Ashland or Morehead. See idealist.org for more info. EOE. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
Posting date: May 19, 2014 Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with Company policies and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems procedures. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all domestic (US FDA) standards, International (ISO) standards and foreign governments regulations that apply and for providing regulatory guidance and assistance to all Microbio...
Busy solo practitioner seeks a legal secretary with a minimum of five years’ experience in real estate, wills and estates and matrimonial practice. Candidate must possess excellent computer and organizational skills including Word, WordPerfect, Excel and Time-slips - Quickbooks is a bonus. Must deal courteously with clients. Please reply with resume and salary requirements. If you do not have the ...
Company Confidential N Charlesston, SC, 29406
Paralegal Immediate opening. Personal Injury and workers’ compensation experience preferred. Candidates must possess excellent computer, word processing, organizational, and communication skills. Paralegal Cert./Degree required. Send resume/salary req. to shoffman@ wiggerlawfirm.com...

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