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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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We invite applications from candidates who have the requisite experience for this position. We are a fast paced law firm with offices in San Antonio and Houston, and seek a paralegal with minimum 2 years experience business litigation. The nature of the job includes, but is not limited to, reviewing client documents (including business and some medial records), prepare state court petitions and fe...
GCA Services Group is a leading provider of comprehensive janitorial, maintenance and facility services to the specialized industry and education markets. GCA has selected sectors of the market where quality cleaning, maintenance and appearance are paramount to the basic function of enterprise. With expertise in clean rooms, automotive, pharmaceutical, nuclear power, high-tech, higher education an...
Our in-house client, located north of the city, currently seeks a commercial real estate paralegal with strong lease abstraction experience. Qualified candidates will have 2-3 years experience with an extensive background dealing with lease reviews and abstracting. There is a possibility to join this company on a permanent basis so take this opportunity to prove what you can do and earn a spot! In...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK's Eden Prairie, MN location is currently seeking a Sr. General Counsel, Intellectual Property Position Overview: The position i...
The position is Counsel to join our Intellectual Property Law Group. This individual will participate in all aspects of work for ATK that require intellectual property skill including agreement formation, dispute resolution, patent prosecution and trademark prosecution. To succeed in this environment requires a broad base of technical and legal skill and knowledge, the ability to develop business...
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is hiring a Legal Intern to support the Contracts Department for a temporary summer assignment. I. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: Review Bid and Contract Documents including work specifications and develop written legal positions supported by rationale and timelines that demonstrate the customer, (Government), is responsible for a constructive change, delay, schedule...
Patent Counsel - Prep & Pros up to 234k base California Relocation Assistance Available – Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes The successful candidate will serve as Patent Counsel, reporting to a group lead, assigned to one or more technology groups. Responsibilities will include: preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications; supervision of outside couns...
Position Description: May assist department leadership in strategic planning to identify goals and plans and the resources to achieve them. Serves as a cross functional point of contact for special projects and/or training to support work flow in the department/division/section. As requested by supervisor, engages in guiding and mentoring of staff to enhance performance and behavior. Identifies pr...
Job Responsibilities and Requirements: Coordinate due diligence for a variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including: acquisitions and dispositions and borrowings. Review and summarize title commitments and surveys. Work closely with title companies to clear title and obtain title policies. Review and summarize UCC, judgment, tax and Other lien searches. Prepare and file...
Refer to Job # WPGB47031 Managing Attorney The candidate serves in leading the delivery of legal services to clients and claims customers, and directly supervises attorneys and paralegals in the trial office. Manages and oversees assigned office (s) or practice area of Nationwide Trial Division. Accountable for the quality and delivery of legal services to clients and customers of the office. Trie...
Refer to Job # QIGC47019 Senior Associate, Unclaimed Property The candidate will assist multi-state companies with state unclaimed property matters including audit defense, voluntary compliance, annual reporting, developing policies and procedures, and consulting. Will assist multi-state companies with unclaimed property audits which includes preparing clients for discussions with auditors, review...
Job ID: 8L2K66301 Austin firm seeks M&A partner for their collegial, close-knit office. Firm provides ample opportunity for cross-selling and rewards partners for their efforts in this regard. We are happy to confidentially discuss this opportunity with you. Candidates should have a book of business. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office at (800) 298-6440 to...
Refer to Job # VCWB47032 Corporate Attorney The candidate will work closely with business team members and serve as their advisor and partner on a variety of commercial transactions and legal matters. Will be structuring, drafting and negotiating a variety of complex technology agreements, including licensing agreements, technology development agreements, supply and procurement agreements, and str...
Refer to Job # FGVU47024 Real Estate Practice Attorney The candidate will have following duties: Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the Extension Program Director as assigned using approved syllabus template. Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format (face-to-face; online or hybrid). Utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System as...
Refer to Job # AUCO47051 Counsel SR II The candidate will provide legal support to its Retail Bank and Operations unit. Provide legal counsel to various Bank units related to compliance with the banking laws, and related laws, including, Regulations CC, D, DD, and E, the Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 and 4, vertising, sweepstakes, Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts of Practices (UDAAP) rules,...
Job ID: FNR858011 Houston office seeks bankruptcy partners having a portable book of business. This prestigious firm is one of the largest in Texas. Their practice includes all aspects of litigation and transactional law, and they frequently are involved in the largest and most complex cases and deals. The firm takes pride in its ability to apply technology to the practice of law, and supplies its...
Job ID: 1B6U79754 Houston office seeks attorney having 2-3 years of corporate transactional experience. The candidate should have significant experience in private and/or public mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and securities law. Here is a firm with an illustrious past and a history of strong growth in virtually every United States market it is a part of. This firm is very strong in...
Job ID: ENEY79902 Houston Office seeks attorney having 2-4 years of experience to join the pharmaceutical and medical device litigation division. The candidate must be licensed in Texas and have experience with, or interest in, product liability defense. Former federal court clerk experience is a definite plus. Join the Houston office of this very large national law firm. This firm's practice incl...
Job ID: 0X4364772 Respected national firm seeks Labor & Employment partner for their collegial practice. Candidates should have some portable business. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office at (800) 298-6440 to confidentially discuss this job. We want to help you! Contact the Following BCG Attorney Search Office : Houston 1200 Smith St., Suite 1600 Houston, T...
Job ID: 0RR479757 Houston office seeks attorney having 2-4 years of international arbitration experience. The candidate should be admitted to and be a member in good standing of the Texas Bar or eligible to take the Texas Bar. Spanish language fluency is required. Here is a firm with an illustrious past and a history of strong growth in virtually every United States market it is a part of. This fi...
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