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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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Successful Dallas Plaintiff’s Firm seeks Plaintiff Personal Injury Med Mal Paralegal! Successful candidates must have 5+ years experience working in plaintiffs litigation on medical malpractice cases. Must be able to handle a high-volume med mal docket. Candidates will be expected to work independently. Firm will meet or beat current salary. Position will fill very quickly. Please send all intervi...
We are currently seeking a Patent & IP Litigation Secretary for a large IP Law Firm in Washington, DC. Responsibilities Summary: - Provide secretarial support to 3-4 Attorneys - Responsible for a variety administrative and secretarial tasks - Coordinate travel arrangements - Enter timesheets and transcribe documents - Revise documents, including litigation documents involving tables of content and...
We are looking to fill an immediate opening for an experienced legal secretary in the corporate department of one of Boston's leading law firms. This position will support partners and associates with a busy practice and candidates should possess a minimum of 3 years experience. Candidates must also have strong MS Office skills, experience editing and proofreading documents and strong attention to...
An experience contract administrator is needed to support the legal department of a downtown Boston corporation. This role will provide support to he company's global legal services team with contracts drafting, management and negotiation. Candidates must possess four years contracts management experience including database management, tracking of deadlines, and interfacing with internal and exter...
The Senior Legal Administrative Coordinator will oversee project deadlines, arrange administrative support coverages for attorneys, interact with administative staff to promote a supportive work environment, track attendance and time off requests, receive administrative support requests from attorneys and other firm staff, schedule employee trainings, and conduct employee reviews. The successful c...
We are currently seeking a candidate with one or more years of legal assistant experience to support a team of commercial real estate attorneys. This role will draft documents for closings and other transactions, file documents with courts and government entities, proofread items as needed, create binders, track and bill attorney time, schedule appointments, and any other tasks as assigned. This r...
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Galleria Area Law Firm Seeks Paralegal The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: · At least 2 years of personal injury and litigation experience · Experience dealing with expert reports and depositions · Experience drafting pleadings and e-filings, performing legal research and propounding/handling discovery Please fax resumes to 713-218-2478...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Job Description: This Litigation Legal Secretary Position Features: ? Dynamic ? Organized ? Stable ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for a litigation legal secretary seeking a dynamic, organized and stable firm. Litigation, managing confidential records and files along with at least 3 plus years of experience will be keys to success in this dynamic, stable organization. Will be responsible for am...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Legal Secretary. Must have litigation experience. ?Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation. ?Conserves attorneys time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters...
Job Description: Complete Description: Performs a variety of legal secretarial and administrative support duties for assigned attorney(s), many of which are unique to a legal environment and require a working knowledge of property casualty operations, legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Knowledge:General office practice and procedures. Legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Operations...
Job Description: Seeking a dynamic Legal Office Coordinator who is looking for a dynamic organization to call their team! As a Legal Office Coordinator for this organization, you will be responsible for opening, managing, and maintaining case files and electronic case management system, writing and preparing pleadings, experience using the e-filing portal, court documents, and monitoring case dock...
Job Description: Busy law firm seeking an experienced Foreclosure Paralegal. This Paralegal role requires a minimum of 2-3 years as a Paralegal with specific experience in lien/mortgage foreclosure experience. In this Paralegal role, you must have strong litigation experience as well. If you are open to assisting a busy department within a well known law firm as a Foreclosure Paralegal, please app...
Job Description: This position features bonuses for work performance! Immediate need for a Legal Assistant for a busy law firm. Must have a minimum of 5 years within workers compensation and insurance defense as a Legal Assistant. The best suited Legal Assistant will have strong typing skills, transcription, scheduling, drafting pleadings and processing bills to client. As a Legal Assistant for th...
Job Description: Leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M & A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice is in great need for a Consumer Finance Litigation Associate with 2 to 5 years of experience in commercial litigation for the consumer finance litigation & compliance practice group. Excellen...
Job Description: Local Title Company is looking for a full time Escrow Officer. Detail oriented, fast paced, good computer skills and excellent relationship building with clients. Monday-Friday, hours sometimes vary. Company has benefit package. Professional office atmosphere. Apply Today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to...
Job Description: If you are a trained paralegal with 3-5 years legal experience, please read the following requirements.MUST HAVE: All aspects of probate proceedings, including gathering information, communicating with heirs and legatees, drafting pleadings. Entity formation, primarily limited liability companies and limited partnerships, some S corps. Various corporate work for clients, Buy/Sell...
Job Description: This legal secretary-your skills are needed today! Position Features: ? stable law firm ? great location ? competitive pay ? Great Pay to $40K Challenging career position for legal secretary with loan closing and title experience. Growing, aggressive, fast-paced law firm. Successful candidate will be independent and able to take charge in creating ALL loan documents for closing an...
Job Description: This LEGAL SECRETARY Position Features: ? Great Location ? Good Benefits ? Pay to $58K Immediate need for LITIGATION SECRETARY seeking a very stable company. Looking for someone with some transactional experience. This firm does business and civil litigation. Strong computer skills, Red-Lining, Word and Excel. Must know Federal & State filing requirements. Preparation of pleadings...
Job Description: Experienced Litigation Paralegal needed for a Albany firm. Convenient Location - Free Parking. Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of Litigation experience and some knowledge of commercial real estate transactions. Position involves independently preparing discovery responses and motions in State and Federal courts, simple research, reviewing documents, interacting with clients a...
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