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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: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, ph...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, ph...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
Temporary PART TIME Legal Administrative Assistant job available in the Parsippany area. This job is open due to a maternity leave and is scheduled to start immediately. Our client is looking for someone to work 25 HOURS in the office. The Legal Administrative Assistant will be responsible for: • Answering phone calls • Organizing files • Created legal documents • Managing a calendar • Handl...
Director, Contracts and Procurement $2,107 -- $3,056 per week ($109,605 - $158,928 estimated annual) The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheels paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, is ...
Bressler, Amery & Ross is a mid-sized law firm with over 100 lawyers and offices in four states, offering a broad range of legal services. Based in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale, FL office, the Legal Secretary will support attorneys and administrative staff in insurance law and litigation; a majority of the focus will be upon all areas of first-party coverage, including windstorm, fire, theft, water d...
Columbus McKinnon is currently looking for a Part Time Legal Assistant. The Legal Assistant will support the legal department with administrative duties. Essential duties and responsibilities: -Sort and file legal documents into respective folders and filing cabinets -Data entry -Make copies, use of fax machine, and use of email to communicate with members of the organization Qualifications: ...
ATTORNEY Bering Straits Native Corporation, a regional Alaska Native Corporation, is seeking a licensed attorney, with significant experience in ANCSA, government contracting, employment and general corporate law, and risk/compliance matters, to serve as General Counsel. As an Executive Team member reporting to the President/CEO, General Counsel will serve as chief legal officer for BSNC and its ...
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY Company County of Sonoma Location Santa Rosa, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See website for details Education See website for details countyofsonomalogo.jpg $137,290 - $166,886/Annual One full-time position in the Office of the District Attorney. Reqs active CA State Bar membership + 6 yrs related exp. Apply by 02/22/15! For complete position details an...
TRUSTS & ESTATE ATTORNEY Prominent Trust & Estate San Francisco law firm seeks Trust & Estate Attorney to join our team. They are seeking a professional who is established in the field of Trust & Estates, but is interested in expanding his/her practice working with the Senior Partner on estate planning and estate administrations. Competitive salary and benefits package is available or they are wi...
We're a boutique defense firm suffering an embarrassment of riches. Having recently been the fortunate recipient of an increased case load from a variety of sources, we find ourselves short-handed. If you are an personal injury litigator with some trial experience, please consider the opportunity we offer. We’re looking for the following in this hire: 1) licensed to practice law in Texas (plus O...
DTI is currently recruiting available attorneys for a document review project that is slated to start next Monday, February 2nd. The project will be taking place in Center City, Philadelphia. The review will be going for about 4 weeks (into early March). Rate will be $28/hour as a flat rate. Hours are still TBD. The ideal candidate will have past experience with Relativity. You must be actively b...
Job Description: Seeking experienced Paralegals for opportunities in Central Florida! Candidates MUST have the following: - 4+ years of professional Paralegal experience - Experience in real estate, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, health law, OR insurance defense - Strong administrative skills including MS Office, typing, and data entry - Experience with a large firm is a plus! ...
Small, boutique, defense firm in McKinney, Texas, seeks the perfect legal assistant for full-time, permanent employment. Applicant must possess a four-year college degree (in any discipline) and/or professional certification from NALA or TBLS. In addition, at least two years of experience in personal injury law is required. This employee will work in a 5-member team that supports the litigation p...
QUALIFICATIONS: -3-4 years of sophisticated commercial bankruptcy and/or restructuring experience. -Candidate must have a desire and aptitude for client contact, be a team player and be able to work/thrive in a fast-paced environment. -Stellar academics and superior writing and research skills are required, together with a track record demonstrating an aptitude for understanding sophisticated b...

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