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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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Office Management: Answer telephone purchase and stock supplies track calendars file arrange travel plans maintain corporate invoices created new clients in TABS (billing program) sort and file monthly bills assist in Yacht closing Binders sort and distribute daily mail scan and archive files projects for 5 attorneys Financial Responsibilities: code receivables record deposits code payables genera...
Need typists that are experienced with typing things that are dictated or previously recorded. We have digital audio recordings sent to us from various court settings as well as jobs that we are hired to cover all over New York State and need verbatim transcripts produced. You must have the ability to obtain the work assigned you from our FTP site and have regular access to high speed internet. Yo...
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Calendar clerk. Queens plaintiff personal injury law firm seeks a calendar clerk with experience. Medical benefits are available. Salary commensurate with experience. Spanish speaking a plus. Please email resume and salary requirement to ***** or fax to 718-205-2066 attn. Elliot....
A busy and growing Suffolk County-based firm with cases in all 5 boroughs and Long Island seeks full time ATTORNEY with 5-7 years of INSURANCE DEFENSE TRIAL EXPERIENCE. Candidate must have proven trial experience including damages and/or medical malpractice experience before the courts of Metro NY and Long Island in the defense of insureds for auto and premises matters. Excellent/timely reporting...
Dynamic firm based in Westchester County seeks an experienced legal Administrative Assistant to support their legal department. Responsibilities will include providing full administrative support to staff of attorneys with a focus on contract workflow. Specific contract-oriented duties will also including pre-clearing contract requests, routing proper documentation to stakeholders and managing all...
My client, a prestigious global law firm, is seeking Trademark Attorney for its Washington, DC office. Candidates must have strong prosecution and search skills, foreign prosecution experience and large law firm or IP boutique experience. Former USPTO Examiner experience or in-house experience is a plus. Must have excellent academic credentials, strong communication skills, and a minimum of six ye...
WC DEFENSE LEGAL SECRETARY (NORTH ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE): Domingo Elias & Vu APLC has immediate opportunities in our North Orange County Office for a sharp and dependable Workers' Compensation Legal Secretary. 2+ years’ experience as a Workers Compensation Defense Legal Secretary is required. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401K and Café 125 Plan)...
*OT will not be needed* Degree in accounting desired Contractor will be expected to perform FCPA, Healthcare Professional (HCP), and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) sample testing Assist in answering questions around Engage Project and system support Perform ad hoc tasks related to presentations and data analysis. Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills are a plus. 2-4 years experience working in a...
Large regional law firm seeks paralegal for their trust and estate administration area. Five to seven years of experience with valuation of assets and preparing estate tax returns, both state and federal, required. Role can be located in their Stamford, Greenwich or Midtown NYC offices. Compassion with clients and precision with agreements and documents needed. Experience with international client...
The position entails responsibility for maintaining the docket of all patent, trademark and other IP matters. Primary responsibilities: • Monitor and analyze correspondence and response deadlines • Daily docketing of patents and trademarks including entering events into electronic docketing system database and computing dates • Clean-up and maintain docketing database, including quality review of...
FINANCIAL LEGAL ANALYST Education: BA required, MA in Accounting desired Experience: 2+ years Skills: strong analytic, data analysis and problem-solving skills, compliance related research, excellent written and oral communication, comparitive and trend analysis. advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and data management software, experience conducting exams, financial reviews and writing findings. Pre...
FINANCIAL LEGAL ANALYST Education: BA required, MA in Accounting desired Experience: 2+ years Skills: strong analytic, data analysis and problem-solving skills, compliance related research, excellent written and oral communication, comparitive and trend analysis. advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and data management software, experience conducting exams, financial reviews and writing findings. Pre...
Job Description Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. The company is a global technology leader in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products; hydraulics compone...
Small, high profile, criminal defense firm looking for an associate attorney. Legal research and court experience preferred but not necessary. Salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to (412) 391-0308....
Job Title: Conflict Check Agent Supervisor: Director of Administration Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time Location: OrangeCounty - this position depends upon the ability of the employee to work closely with attorneys and staff members during regularly scheduled hours. General Summary: Responsible for the creation, distribution, searching, follow-up and resolution of conflict checks for Firm clients and...
Title: Digital Media Financial Attorney Position Type: Direct-Hire Full-Time Location: Charlotte, NC Minneapolis, MN Des Moines, IA San Francisco, CA Washington, DC. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Our client is a leader in the financial services industry with awards and accolades that span across the globe. Due to growth in mobile and digital developments, client is seeking an attorney that can guide on r...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz has an immediate opening for a highly skilled Legal Secretary to work with a shareholder in New Orleans. Responsibilities for supporting this high volume practice includes typing and preparation of pleadings, correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents; scheduling appointments and meetings; processing client bills for mailing; calendaring a...
Job Description: Currently seeking an experienced Paralegal with Personal Injury experience to support a Lwa Firm. We offer a competitive benefit and salary package, in addition to providing an excellent work environment. This position will offer a range of Paralegal responsibilities, including the following: drafting documents, calendaring, travel arrangements, data organization, filing, completi...
Job Description: We are looking for a Legal Secretaries to partner with in the Orlando area for positions in the downtown area. They would prefer someone with at least 5+ years of experience, heavy litigation experience, scheduling, discovery, and someone used to working a busy desk. Salary is neg, depending on experience. Parking is paid, they do offer full time benefits. Please send a resume for...
Job Description: Paralegal position for private Clearwater, FL firm. Seeking personal injury and litigation experience. Must be able to handle 100 case load. $40-$42k We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at Job...
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