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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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Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
Contracts Manager This position is preferably located at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda, CA or in Santa Clara, CA. About the Company: Wind River is the global leader in the embedded software industry. Founded in 1981, Wind River is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. We are large enough to present a variety of com...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a/an Litigation Counsel located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: With limited supervision and significant decision-making: Litigation Counsel manages a docket that consists of...
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...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
The Legal Document Specialist is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include document creation and editing, document repair and recovery, and providing MS Word expertise. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit legal documents to client specifications using applicable software. Transcribe tapes, scan and clean...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to draft and prepare correspondence; manage calendars and provide clerical, administrati...
The Legal Proofreader is a member of the Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service to one of our legal clients. Responsibilities include grammar and verbiage corrections. This role is based at our offices in Wheeling, WV. Job Responsibilities: Identify and correct spelling, grammar, and verbiage errors in complex legal documents. Detect formatting and compositional errors in doc...
The Legal Document Specialist is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include document creation and editing, document repair and recovery, and providing MS Word expertise.This is an On-Call opportunity; hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit complex legal documents t...
We are currently recruiting for an Ethics and Compliance Project Manager job in Greensboro, NC! This is a great company to get your foot in the door with. The ideal candidate has a strong business background, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills and sense of urgency. It is a very deadline driven environment with strong administrative needs. Ethics and Co...
For immediate consideration, please email your resume to ***** Executive Assistant with Legal Experience Job in Chicago, IL Our client, a professional services organization, is looking to fill an Executive Assistant job in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 years of experience assisting high level executives. The Executive Assistant is responsible fo...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records to become a member of this winning practice group and join one of the fastest moving areas of the law. SHB offers a chal...
Position Description: If you enjoy dealing with people, are fascinated by the law and want to come to work knowing that everyday will be different Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the place for you. We are currently seeking a high energy, go-getter to provide secretarial, administrative and clerical support. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, time entry, invoicing, filing, ordering supplie...
Company Confidential Edison, NJ, 08817
Job Purpose: Legal Secretary with experience in Medical Malpractice/Personal Injury Serves clients by managing cases; supporting trial proceedings, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Organizes cases by establishing and organizing files; establishing calendars; expediting requirements and deadlines; documenting actions. * Develops cases by researching pertinent law; scheduling depositi...
English (United States): Contracts Administrator Posting Description - English (United States): MoreDirect is a profitable $800M+ company focusing on providing technology solutions for the Fortune 2000, located in Boca Raton, Florida. MoreDirect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PC Connection (PCCC), a $2 Billion+ publicly traded company located in Merrimack, NH. MoreDirect offers a wide range of...
Sleep Number is seeking a talented, business oriented individual to lead programs, initiate polices and implement practices to ensure Company compliance with state, federal and local laws and regulations, balancing compliance needs with business and Company strategies in a customer-centric environment. In addition to being involved in a broad range of compliance activities related to the Company’s...
ENTRY LEVEL LEGAL ASSISTANT / NEW APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST Large IP Law Firm in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking a New (Patent) Applications Specialist. Willing to train a college graduate with light legal experience. Report to: New Applications Supervisor Daily Responsibilities: -Filing/processing new patent applications -Preparing formal documents, preliminary amendments, and national phase a...
This position is responsible for assisting and providing administrative support to the Senior Vice President and a minimum of one other legal personnel on the Domestic Home Media Legal team. Responsibilities to include, but not limited to: * Assist in the preparation of certain SVP work product * Internal and external distributions of agreements and correspondences * Answers phones, schedules ...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...

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