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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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Large national law firm seeks a Litigation Legal Secretary, for its extremely busy Ft. Lauderdale office. Requirements include: 3+ years of commercial and business litigation knowledge Must know e-filing in state and federal courts. Calendaring and hearing setting experience Knowledge of trial prep and trial experience a plus Must be team oriented, reliable, highly organized and possess a personab...
-*Must be bilingual Spanish! *Must have strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint and typing skills *Strong clear communication skills a necessity! *Must have strong administrative skills; billing, travel, expenses, client contact, etc. *3-5 years experience *Federal and state court e-filing *Must be knowledgeable with federal and local jurisdictions *Primary duties may include effectively compose various le...
-Looking to start your career?? Interested in the legal field? *Recent College Grads needed *Four year degree required!! *College graduate with solid internship/work experience *Strong reading comprehension skills *Ability to produce detailed and accurate work *Organizational skills and attention to detail *Strong written and verbal communication skills *Experience with Excel *Ability to demonstra...
Our client, a small multi-practice firm in Boca, is seeking a Real Estate paralegal or legal assistant. Must know Closings & Post closings residential and/or commercial real estate. Smaller size firm offers good benefits and a generally nice, family environment. Requirements: Current verifiable references Recent law firm experience Title experience, preparing title commitments, examining title, et...
Great Opportunity! We are looking for a Full-time, first shift receptionist paying $12.00-$13.00 an hour. This opportunity is located in Davenport, Iowa. This is a Temp-To-Hire position. The right candidate must be able to work with a great variety of personalities and remain professional. We are looking for a truly professional person. JOB DUTIES: -Answer multi-line telephone; Fax Machine -Custom...
ABOUT HOMEOWNERS CHOICE Homeowners Choice was founded in 2006 by individuals who were themselves Florida homeowners and recognized the need for a quality, stable, service-oriented homeowners’ insurance provider in Florida. Today, we serve approximately 170,000 policyholders throughout Florida. Our management has worked in the Florida homeowner insurance business for over 25 years and is well acqua...
Growing law firm with fifteen plus attorneys is seeking an associate with trial experience. A minimum of five to seven years required. Candidate must have full knowledge of insurance defense premises liability. Excellent research and writing skills a must. Please submit resume, references and salary requirements to via fax to (973) 326-9841 or email to ***** Excellent Medical Be...
At least 3 years experience. Need at least some 1st Chair trial experience. Construction defect experience highly preferred. Firm handles mostly plaintiff cases, but is will to take a defense attorney. Willing and able to bring a book of business. Willing to be mentored, but able to work with minimal supervision. Impeccable Writing Skills. Handle depositions, interrogatories, and pre-trial matters...
Description: Legal secretary needed for downtown law firm for civil litigation and bankruptcy. Requirements: E-filing in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, prior Litigation experience, Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, CM/ECF/PACER and Florida E-Filing Portal Compensation commiserate with experience....
Hello, My name is Noah Jones and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Paralegal (Litigation) for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in North Chicago, IL. Details for the positions are as follows: Duties: Coordinate and organize requests for discovery in litigation matters. Assist attorneys in case preparation and fact finding...
Downtown Tampa Law Firm has a permanent opening for a paralegal with experience in business litigation, commercial litigation, creditors rights, financial institution litigation, banking, regulatory, complex litigation. In this position you will work with a partner on various complex commercial litigation transactions. Duties may include drafting legal documents, reviewing, organizing, analyzing o...
LegalSource is looking for a very strong Trust & Estates Legal Assistant for a top New England firm. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience, top administrative skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills along with a desire to work in a past paced stimulating work environment. Our client offers a fantastic benefits plan along with a competitive compensatio...
LegalSource is looking for a talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for a top firm in the Greenwich/NYC area. This is an excellent opportunity to join a winning team! The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience handling T&E files, strong organization and technical skills. Our client offers a warm, friendly working environment, full benefits including a 401K and a competitive co...
LegalSource is looking for a very strong Trust & Estates Legal Assistant to support a Partner of top New England firm. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience, top administrative skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills along with a desire to work in a past paced stimulating work environment. Our client offers a fantastic benefits plan along with a compe...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced Litigation Paralegal for a temp to hire assignment for a mid-size insurance defense firm in Hartford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, organization and file management skills, e-filing and strong technical skills. Position has great potential to become a permanent position. For immediate consideration, please forward res...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced and talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for our prestigious corporate client. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years experience preparing fiduciary tax returns, probate filings, probate accountings along with the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns. A bachelors degree in accounting preferred, will consider candidates with s...
LegalSource is looking for top legal assistants for several contract opportunities. We have clients in the Lower Fairfield County area. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the following areas: Insurance Defense/Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice/Residential Real Estate/Trusts & Estates/Litigation and Finance. Our clients are top law firms with great work environmen...
LegalSource “Virtual” Open House! LegalSource is looking for top legal talent! Our clients are top law firms and corporations with great work environments. Work for the Best! Get Paid What You Are Worth! Send us your resume today! For immediate consideration please contact us at LegalSource, "The Legal Placement Specialists"...
LegalSource is looking for an talented Commercial Closing agent to handle all aspects of commercial closings. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience conducting title searches, land surveys, zoning issues, etc. Our client is offering a competitive salary, great work environment, excellent benefits and tremendous growth potential. For confidential consideration, please fo...
LegalSource is representing a well established New England firm who is seeking a General Practitioner with a portable book of business to join firm. The successful candidate (s) will have a minimum of 8 years experience, strong academics, trusts estates or real estate background a plus. Our client offers a team player work environment, high community profile, suburban location, administrative & te...

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