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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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Provides legal advice and services to the company in support of business objectives. Manages litigation, alternative dispute resolution, or administrative appeals involving the company. Retains and manages outside legal counsel on behalf of the company. Provides preventive law counseling and advises and/or participates in the development, structure, negotiation and administration of business trans...
vendor payments, and travel. Additional duties and responsibilities as required, including reception coverage. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE The Legal Secretary is responsible for providing direct administrative support to Partners, Senior Counsel and Associates. Performs standard and advanced administrative and clerical duties, as well as independent project assignments. Ability and initiative to crea...
Company Confidential Edwardsville, IL, 62025
Edwardsville Law Firm seeks Collections Legal Assistant Responsibilities include preparing mortgage foreclosure complaints and collection actions, preparing creditor's bankruptcy filings, communicating with debtors, calculating outstanding debt, state and federal court filings, maintaining client files, and coordinating attorney calendars. Please send resumes to *****...
Company Confidential West Hartford, CT
litigation PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT West Hartford law firm is seeking an experienced and organized Litigation Paralegal / Legal Assistant for commercial litigation practice with knowledge of the court system and excellent written/communication skills to serve busy commercial litigation practice. Minimum 2-3 years litigation experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word preferred. Salary co...
Prestigious law firm is seeking an Attorney to join its dynamic legal team in our Point Pleasant, New Jersey office. Requirements 3-5 years of litigation experience Ability to cover depositions Conduct hearings and assist in trial preparation Be able to handle large caseload and work with minimal supervision Prior experience with first party litigation, insurance litigation is required Comp...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Paralegal Contract Manager - Reed Elsevier My client, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries, that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solution...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Major Corporation seeks several attoneys for a document review project scheduled to start Monday, September 22nd, in their Jersey City office. Must be admitted in any State. Prior document review experience is required, specifically experience in vendor contracts and/or lease administration and negotiations. Compensation is $50/hour plus time-and-one-half for hours in excess of 50 within a week...
Division : Claims Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Minnesota-Eden Prairie Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details Depending on qualifications, candidates may be considered at either level. Position Objective This position supervises the most complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of pr...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Legal Counsel San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $130,000 - $175,000 Apply Apply Legal Counsel San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $130,000 - $175,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join a global leader in the Solar and Renewable Energ...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Senior Recovery/Resolution Analyst will work with a team on researching issues to determ...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for RN to work 13 WEEK/Night contract paying $50 per hour, plus differentials in L&D compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical e...
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. Growth mandates the need for an additional member of Senior Counsel for our national health care company. This role will be located in our Nashville, Tennessee center of operations. ...
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Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for RN for Seasonal(13 Week) FT assignment in L& D, making $50.00 per hour, plus differentials, who's compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judg...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a L&D RN to work 13 week contract paying $50 per hour, including differentials, whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinic...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...

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