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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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Headquartered in Richmond, California, Terra Millennium Corporation (TMC) is the parent company to five construction companies that provide services to the power, mineral processing, mining, refining, chemical, incineration, steel, foundries, food processing, and non-ferrous metals industries. TMC has an immediate need for a corporate attorney to serve as the Company’s General Counsel. Responsib...
RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP, the nation's oldest law office, seeks a Litigation Attorney for our Philadelphia office with two to five years experience in areas of general casualty litigation, mass tort and/or products liability experience. Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar admissions required. RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP provides generous employment benefits with respect to health care benefits, disability and...
Research Specialist Location: Lakeville, MN Job Description: This is an entry level position. This person will follow internal operational standards while processing criminal record requests and results. This person will determine, based on standard operating procedures, which search results to retrieve. This individual will work cooperatively with both internal clients and team members in an e...
Records Specialist Location: Lakeville, MN Job Description: This is an entry level position. This person will follow internal operational standards while processing criminal record results. This person will determine, based on standard operating procedures, which criminal record results to report. This individual will work cooperatively with internal clients, criminal record researchers, court ...
An opening is available for an administrative professional to support legal staff in our Labor & Employment practice. Responsibilities include document production, client billing, answering telephones, submitting electronic court filings, maintaining and updating spreadsheets, scheduling meetings and calendar maintenance and other similar duties. Requirements for this position include a minimum o...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz has an opening for an experienced medical malpractice paralegal in its Memphis office. Educational requirements include a four year undergraduate degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. All qualified applicants should have a minimum of three to five years of litigation defense experience. Each applicant should p...
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Our firm seeks a motivated and qualified individual for the position of Corporate Counsel for our Charleston based Single Family Office (SFO). As a SFO, we serve the needs of a single high-net worth client and oversee all of their business and financial affairs. The individual selected for this opportunity will be dedicated to continual professional development and have the highest ethical and pro...
Gaylor Electric, Inc. is governed by and committed to the electrical industry's highest standards of professional integrity, performance, and cost effective services for the benefit of our clients. We recognize that our employees are the most important resource in maximizing sales growth and return on investment through teamwork, safety, personnel development and customer service. We believe our ...
Green Tree's parent company, Walter Investment Management Corp., is looking for a dynamic individual to join their growing company as a Corporate Paralegal. OBJECTIVES OF POSITION Assist with preparation and filing of SEC reports, proxy statements, Section 16 filings, etc. Assist with corporate secretarial duties including preparation and distribution of Board of Director/Committee materials. In...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Regulatory Affairs Associate, China Regulatory Affairs Desk-9849141117 Description Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Regulatory Affairs Associate, China Regulatory Affairs Desk position to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of produ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Manager Regulatory Affairs - CMC-9690141116 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Manager, Regulatory Affairs - CMC. The position will have a focus on drug-device Combination Products and will be based at one of the following sites: Malvern, PA; Ti...
Spanish and English Fluent Applicants Only. Position Description: Primary functions will involve more traditional administrative/clerical duties including: answering the telephone, greeting visitors, word processing of documents, filing, typing, transcribing, maintaining calendars, copying, faxing, and basic clerical and administrative support. The Ideal Candidate Will Have the Following Skills...
WE ARE FARMERS. Associate Trial Attorney King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Litigation. Challenge. Technology. You’ll find it all at Farmers Insurance. With global resources, a trial rich environment and industry-leading case management technology, we offer talented trial attorneys a unique opportunity to experience the true practice of law in a fast-paced and performance-driven environment. At Far...
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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) 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...
DOCUMENT REVIEW ATTORNEY REVIEWERS NEEDED! Licensed Attorneys Needed for Document Review Projects! DOCUMENT REVIEW IN RICHARDSON. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS, A WELL ESTABLISHED AND FAST GROWING COMPANY HIRING FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS IS SEEKING ATTORNEYS FOR NEW AND ONGOING DOCUMENT REVIEW PROJECTS. APPLICANTS MUST BE LICENSED AND IN GOOD STANDING IN ANY STATE. Ideal applica...
A Legal Assistant/Lease Administrator job in Beachwood, OH is currently being recruited by Ajilon Professional Staffing. The right candidate will have at least four years of experience as Administrative Assistant within a legal department. You will be responsible for reading legal documents including leases as well as assemble and finalize lease documentation, process final leasing documentation. ...
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 ...

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