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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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Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with medical records, large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records. Large law firm and multijurisdictional ligation experience a plus. SHB offers a challenging, rewardin...
Ajilon is seeking a few LEGAL ADMIN's for a job in Somerset, NJ! This project will last for about a month and requires candidates with experience with: Redlining/redaction (proofreading and editing documents for publication) PACER program knowledge is a plus Very detail oriented Ability to work in a very fast paced environment This project will start ASAP on a temporary basis with an hourly ...
Position Description: Serves as the primary business development contact for assigned practice groups with the firm. Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of specific practice areas, the associated attorneys involved and their relevant capabilities. Works with the RFP/Business Development Manager to provide support for new business, client retention and cross-selling opportunities wi...
Position Description: Are you a consummate professional looking to advance your career in the legal industry? Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is currently looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant for our Philadelphia, PA office. The position will include the following responsibilities: Prepares and/or reviews for accuracy reports, documentation, general and/or legal correspondence and papers of a ...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: •Prepares patent applications and related documents for uploading...
Position Description: With Infinity, you will discover an ongoing opportunity for a challenging career, job satisfaction, and achievement. We provide career support, training, work/life balance opportunities, flexible work hours and excellent compensation and benefit programs. Our Paralegals handle tasks that are critical to the success of our law offices by conducting legal research and draftin...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. The position will be responsible for producing financial and regulatory filings on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required. Reports will include continuous tracking of cont...
Thank you for your interest in this job opportunity at our offices in the beautiful Stone Center, formerly the Stone and Thomas Department store, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Williams Lea is growing; the following role is a planned expansion to our operation in Wheeling. We anticipate hiring for this new opportunity in Winter 2015. We welcome your application to start a new career with a global lea...
The Legal Document Specialist is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include document creation and editing, document repair and recovery, and providing MS Word expertise. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit legal documents to client specifications using applicable software. Transcribe tapes, scan and clean...
Thank you for your interest in this job opportunity at our offices in the beautiful Stone Center, formerly the Stone and Thomas Department store, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Williams Lea is growing; the following role is a planned expansion to our operation in Wheeling. We anticipate hiring for this new opportunity in Winter 2015. We welcome your application to start a new career with a global lea...
The Legal Proofreader is a member of the Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service to one of our legal clients. Responsibilities include grammar and verbiage corrections. This role is based at our offices in Wheeling, WV. Job Responsibilities: Identify and correct spelling, grammar, and verbiage errors in complex legal documents. Detect formatting and compositional errors in doc...
Description SUMMARY: Reviews, obtains necessary information and, as appropriate, prepares contract packages for review and approval. Follows all regulatory requirements and Tenet Policies and Procedures regarding contractual agreements. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are r...
Description Come join our team of dedicated professionals at Hilton Head Hospital in the magnificent low country of South Carolina! Here, you can enjoy beautiful year around climate with an abundance of cultural and outdoor activities in one of the nations premier resort communities. We are currently searching for a Full Time Contract Administrator/Analyst to join our team. The Contract Adminis...
Our downtown Dallas law firm client is seeking a Legal Secretary to support a Partner in their Intellectual Property practice group. Duties will include, but not be limited to: court filings with both Federal and State courts; electronic filings in the United States District Courts (ECF) and state court; calendaring litigation dates through ProLaw and maintaining attorney calendars; identifying, m...
Large Patent and Trademark Law Firm in Old Town, Alexandria is seeking a Patent Secretary / IP Specialist for a growing practice. Position Description: -Prepare U.S. Patent applications, including Provisionals, Utilities, Designs, Divisionals, Continuation-in-Part (CIP) and 371 (U.S. National Phase). -Process and file Notice to File Missing Parts or Notification of Missing Requirements includin...
Summary: Manage loan portfolio through the bankruptcy process to ensure department timelines are met. Solve financial and non-financial customer inquiries in an incoming call center environment. Direct and monitor the work performed by Outside Counsel, in compliance with Department timeline requirements. Duties: 1. Manage Bankruptcy portfolio on an independent basis. 2. Handle customer calls ef...
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...

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