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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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The Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc., a growing non-profit organization, seeks to hire an attorney licensed in Illinois or a recent law graduate registered to sit for an upcoming Illinois bar examination to administer the St. Clair County Foreclosure Mediation Program in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in Illinois. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Go to www.dri-inc.org f...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Allstate's Staff & Retained Counsel team represents policyholders in claims-related litigation / disputes through staff counsel offices at approximately 78 locations in 33 states and, when appropriate, through the retention of outside law firms around the country. It also represents the Company in a variety of litigation as well. This unit is responsible for leading, coordinating and advancing All...
Immediate opening for confident, technically skilled, experienced paralegal in a suburban Phila plaintiffs' firm. Work is fast-paced with challenging but rewarding tasks. Great office atmosphere with true familial camaraderie. Paralegal must be very proficient in Word and Excel and PowerPoint experience a plus. Complex personal injury and/or mass tort experience a plus. Familiarity with local, sta...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Vital, a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web at anytim...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the ...
Purpose Works with the Director of Labor Relations regarding all labor relations matters and related employee relations matters in their designated area. Joins the Director of Labor Relations in labor negotiations and will work on labor contract administration. Will advise operations managers on a broad range of employment regulations, their impact on workplace incidents, and general methods of p...
Job Description: This Contracts Coordinator Position Features: ? Great Company ? Great Pay to $27/hr Immediate need for Contracts Coordinator seeking great company. Phenomenal administrative skills will be keys to success in this well-known, dynamic organization. Will be responsible for overall maintenance and review of contracts for health care services company. Apply for this great position ...
Litigation Support Specialist The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing court papers, management the court docket, appearing in court and obtaining judgment on behalf of 95 & 495 Express in the General District Courts of various counties. It is expected that the role will deliver a high level of customer service to internal and external customers while administering and resolving...
Durham Jones & Pinegar, one of the largest law firms in Utah, is seeking a full-time experienced document production specialist. The ideal candidate possesses: Highly sophisticated advanced word processing skills Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office (2007-2013) and its related products Prior law firm experience Familiarity with custom template systems is highly desirable Knowledge...
Mid-Level Litigation Support Paralegal Our client, a large litigation firm located in downtown Denver, is seeking to hire a litigation paralegal to support a busy litigation team. The ideal candidate must be skilled in using technology, as this position involves database workflow design, maintaining the team's document database, and training, as well as developing support material. Required: thre...
Company Confidential Whitestone, NY, 11357
Queens law firm seeks professional and experienced litigation secretary/assistant to handle all aspects of a law practice. Must be capable of dealing with clients and professionals, both in person and telephonically. Good typing, computer, dictation, phone and people skills are a must. Prospective candidates should be familiar with court rules and requirements. Competitive compensation package. Se...
Special Counsel is seeking an Estate Planning Attorney for a part time position (15-20 hours) with a growing regional firm in the Philadelphia area. Primary responsibilities will be drafting estate administration documents for high net worth clients. This is a long term project and is a great opportunity for someone interested in supplementing an existing practice. Qualifications: Must have expe...
Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Downtown Akron Law Firm - Plaintiffs Firm- Over 40 years in Practice Responsible for two attorneys-Typing, dictation, phone work, scheduling,organizing medical records, filing Currently use Amicus Legal program-experience with Amicus very helpful Prefer experience -minimum 5 years...
Our Client is a: leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Description: We are looking for a Global Information Technology Attorney at our Wilmington, DE headquarters. This is a Contractor position and reports to our General Counsel. Essential Job Functions Responsible for providing legal advice and services to Company on a global basis in connection with all aspects of information t...
Company Confidential Punxsutawney, PA, 15767
Immediate opening for case manager. Candidate is responsible for interviewing, enrolling and orienting consumers. Maintain knowledge of the local job market and job openings to assist consumers. Encourage and mentor consumers to achieve economic independence. Ensures consumer and service data is accurately collected, recorded and reported. **Travel is requried. Position requires 3 consecutive days...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10006
LEGAL SECRETARY for downtown NY law firm to work with three attorneys. MUST have insurance defense experience, familiar with calendar, ability to handle heavy dictation with a fast turnaround, filing and office responsibilities. Please send resume and salary requirements to *****...
Overall Purpose: This Corporate Manager Income Tax Compliance will support the Lead Tax Accountant. The analysis and interpretation of existing and upcoming tax legislation (federal, state, local and foreign) to identify opportunities to minimize the organizations legal tax liabilities. Responsible for developing and implementing tax systems, policies, methods and procedures to compile informati...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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