Legal Jobs

Legal Employment Information


Legal Industry Overview


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.
RSS

1000+ Legal jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 2575
Tax Practice Group Assistant Washington, DC Large Law Firm is seeking a Tax Practice Group Assistant in Washington, DC. The primary responsibility of the Tax Practice Group Assistant will be to assist attorneys in project management and all aspects of tax support. Perform legal and investigative research. Assist with coordinating document productions, document review for responsiveness, privilege,...
Summary: Essential Duties & Responsibilities 1.Support Attorneys with duties related to corporate, commercial, contract and/or real estate matters 2.Assist with due diligence and organization review 3.Perform basic contract and agreement review 4.Establish relationships and effectively liaise with clients and vendors on a regular basis Position Requirements Education Required: Bachelor's degree pr...
Experience with processing Purchasing Contracts Ability to work independently with upper management to get contracts approved Experience reading and understanding purchasing contracts and identifying potential issues that need to be reviewed by others Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel - Requires Strategic Purchasing Planning. REQUIREMENTS Education Experience 1 - > 25 years...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10017
CHOICE PERSONNEL has been enlisted to assist our client, a prestigious midtown law firm seeking an experienced, professional, proactive Legal Secretary with at least 3-5+ years of experience in legal, preferably with experience in one or more of the following: Transactional and Litigation. The qualified candidate will perform a variety of secretarial duties for more than four attorneys including,...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10017
Law firm in Midtown Manhattan seeks a legal secretary with law firm and ACRIS experience. If you have not worked as a legal secretary before, with ten years experience, we cannot consider your application. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Please point out in your cover letter or email that: (1) you have worked as a legal secretary before, and (2) that you have ACRIS experience. Due to the many applicati...
Position: Interactive Brokers Group LLC, a Global Securities and Commodities business leader and top-16 US Broker-Dealer (BD) / Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) has an immediate need for a Junior Compliance Analyst in our Chicago office. In the absence of direct industry experience, we will also consider applicants with excellent Bachelor’s-level educational credentials who have some background i...
Job Description Legal Secretary to the General Counsel Job description Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Legal Secretary provides administrative support to the General Counsel and Legal Department and to the Chief Financial Officer as requested from time to time. This position performs a wide range of administrative support functions and work coordination for a variety of functions a...
Interactive Brokers LLC seeks an entry level individual that is detail-oriented, a quick learner, has superior listening skills and a problem solver with the ability to make decisions. The ideal person will be able to work well in a team environment. This position requires excellent coordination and strong customer service focus. Responsibilities: Assist the Compliance Officer with the approval pr...
Company Confidential Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
Litigation Associate - Immediate opening for a self-motivated and focused professional in our Saratoga County litigation practice. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York State and possess strong research, writing and organizational skills. Preferred candidate should have 2-5 years of experience in private practice and be admitted to practice in the USDC for the NDNY....
Company Confidential Highland, IN, 46322
Administrative Assistant/Paralegal Part time position (22-35hrs) in Highland, IN Minimum 3 years paralegal experience including office coordination, review and preparation of estate plans, probate, elder law pleadings and legal documents. Quickbooks experience helpful. Submit resume via email to: ***** EOE...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75204
Employee will be responsible for data entry and switchboard operations. Successful candidate will be detail oriented, skilled in the art of screening calls, and be able to work efficiently with a heavy workload. Candidate must be dependable and able to pass a background check. Responsibilities will include: Answering incoming telephone calls and routing them accordingly. Greeting clients and accep...
Tampa, 33609
Position Title: Writer FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Overview: National Law firm located inTampa is looking for recent college graduates with a degree in English, History, Political Science, or Philosophy. Qualifications: · Excellent writing/editing, proofreading, grammar and research skills. · Bachelor’s degree required. For consideration, candidates may apply by sending an email with attached resume t...
Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. seeks a Legal Secretary with a background in Gas, Oil and Real Estate to support attorneys in a fast paced team environment. Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. is a law firm located downtown in Pittsburgh, PA. Strong communication and organizational skills are required. Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ideal candidate will be able to thrive in a hi...
Interactive Brokers LLC is the fastest growing online broker in the U.S. and serves an increasingly large institutional and sophisticated individual client base. We are the largest online broker in the U.S. based on daily trade volume. We have been named Barron's best online broker three years in a row. The Interactive Brokers Group is publicly traded under the symbol IBKR. Interactive Brokers LLC...
Company Confidential Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Associate attorney with at least 2-4 years of experience for established Colorado Springs civil trial law firm. The applicant must have excellent research and writing skills, experience drafting and arguing motions, and be able to work independently in the management of her/his own case load. Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a writing sample and salary requirements. We o...
Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (R&D Systems) is a specialty manufacturer of biological research reagents. We have two operating divisions: Biotechnology and Clinical Controls. The Biotechnology Division services the basic research, clinical research, and clinical diagnostic markets with cytokine and growth factor- related products. The Clinical Controls Division continues to rank among the...
Job Description This position is in support of the United States Attorney Office in Washington, DC located at 600 E Street, N.W. The anticipated length of this assignment is through May 31, 2016. * Travel as necessary for job duties. Travel could be extensive depending upon the needs of the cases. * The work requires knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices associated with accessing hard...
• The individual will perform administrative assistant responsibilities such as answering multiple phone lines, filing documents, and assisting attorneys in the transcription of correspondence, memoranda, court documents and project work. This position requires knowledge of commercial litigation processes, including filing procedures in state and federal courts (e-filing). Providing quick turnarou...
Interactive Brokers Group LLC, a Global Securities and Commodities business leader and top-16 US Broker-Dealer (BD) / Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) has an immediate need for a New Accounts Administrative Assistant in our Chicago office. In the absence of direct industry experience, we will also consider applicants with excellent Bachelor’s-level educational credentials who have some background...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA
Our client, a financial services company located in the City of San Francisco, is seeking a litigation support project manager to coordinate all collection and preservation of electronically stored information ("ESI") and other materials from the initial cull and first pass through document production and trial preparation. The project manager will regularly interact with company personnel, outsid...
Sponsored results
Access hundreds of in-house jobs. Free resume posting. Visit today.
jobline.acc.com
Find a Legal Job & Apply Online, New Law Jobs & Resumes Daily
www.iHireLegal.com
$47/hour Part-Time Job Openings. Requirements: Must Have Computer.
www.Best-Home-Jobs.net
Lawyers for federal employees in discipline & retirement cases
www.berrylegal.com

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Legal Career Tools

Legal

Rate of Growth
10.80 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
1,212,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

Popular Legal Articles

Alternative Legal Careers Article Rating
Interested in law but don't want to take the LSAT or wear a badge? Check out these 10 different possibilities to enter the field.
Legal Nurse Consulting Careers Article Rating
Nurses with an appetite for both ER trauma and courtroom drama may have a future in legal nurse consulting. Learn about the options.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.25.38-206
eTrustLogo