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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Associate Attorney Houston, TX; Katy, TX Unspecified Apply Apply Associate Attorney Houston, TX; Katy, TX Unspecified Apply Job Details We are looking for a strong litigator to work with our all-star law team to consult with our clients through audit and defense issues including administrative & tax court pro...
Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey is a leading statewide law firm that has provided defense of Workers' Compensation for over 30 years. The firm is seeking an assertive and energetic Workers’ Compensation Attorney to work in our fast-paced Corona office. This self-starter will represent the firm and clients in all phases of litigation and practicing law in compliance with ethical stand...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Special Counsel is hiring an ESI Technician fora job in Philadelphia, PA. This would be a temporary to hire arrangement. Functions: Convert and export electronic data using IPRO, Relativity and other platforms Create load files Perform litigation production workflows Requirements: Advanced knowledge of Windows operating system Electronic discovery and imaging applications such as IPRO, eCapture, T...
Company Confidential Orange, CA, 92866
We are a civil litigation firm. We are busy and specialize in personal injury, employment and other civil litigation. Must have excellent and up-to-date law and motion skills. Must have excellent skills in preparation and e-filling of pleadings and documents. Duties include preparing and filing court documents, coordinating and maintaining calendar and hearing dates. Salary is negotiable and comme...
A client of ours in Center City Philadelphia is currently seeking an IT Auditor. This individual will be responsible for auditing different groups within the organization to ensure that they are compliant with the correct processes that are currently in place. They will be monitoring user access, testing controls, change management, and correct computer access specifically within the Telecomm Indu...
The McIlveen Family Law Firm is now hiring an Associate Attorney with 0-3 years experience. The McIlveen Family Law Firm is a boutique family law firm practicing only divorce and family law. Visit our website at www.mcilveenfamilylaw.com to learn more about our firm. We have offices in Charlotte and Gastonia, NC. This position is for our Gastonia, NC office. Qualifications: Licensed in NC by end o...
Defense litigation firm in Morris Plains, New Jersey specializing in medical malpractice is looking for an individual with at least 2 years of litigation experience to work with a partner and associate at the firm. Job duties include preparation and typing of Answers, motions, answers to interrogatories, drafting authorizations, diarying when discovery is due, scheduling depositions, preparing exp...
People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TAG Mobile we understand people. We are passionate about building a creative, entrepreneurial, and progressive work environment where our employees are empowered to be the very best they can be. TAG Mobile offers its employees not just jobs but opportunities to build rewarding careers. We feel the key is an uncompromising focus on...
This leading financial institution is seeking a temporary paralegal for its Legal Field Services Unit (FSU). The FSU is a part of the Legal and Compliance division and handles inquires raised by Financial Advisors, branch management, and other personnel in the firm’s retail brokerage branch system. The temporary paralegal will be responsible for reviewing guardian and conservatorship orders. Two t...
Company Confidential Odessa, TX, 79761
Medium sized boutique law firm in the West Texas area seeking to add an associate attorney; based heavily in family law. To fit well with our office you need to be highly motivated and have a willingness to work and learn. Must have a working knowledge of document preparation, consultations, and the court room. A desire to do well and advance is necessary. Attorneys will be required to conduct con...
We are a boutique IP litigation firm looking for a patent litigation secretary. We pride ourselves on our efficient practice and collaborative nature, and are looking for someone who can help our clients succeed. Requirements: · have at least five years of experience as a litigation secretary · preferably supporting patent infringement litigation (IP Litigation) · proficient in the Microsoft Offic...
Company Background: Planet Depos is a global court reporting company providing best-in-class court reporting, videography, videoconferencing and interpretation services throughout the United States and abroad to U.S. and international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. We have extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials a...
International Scheduling Coordinator Job Description Company Background: Planet Depos is a global court reporting company providing best-in-class court reporting, videography, videoconferencing and interpretation services throughout the United States and abroad to U.S. and international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. We have extensive experience reporting complex matte...
Company Confidential Morgan City, LA, 70381
St. Mary Parish law firm seeks associate with 5 - 10 years experience in general corporate, acquisitions, estate and/or corporate defense. Great opportunities and practice environment. Seeking candidates with excellent writing skills and academic credentials, detail-oriented and who can work independently in a team environment. Salary commensurate with experience and will include bonus program. Pl...
The Law Office of Laura A. Carpenter specializes in Family Law, Criminal Law, Wills and Probate. Looking for an experienced paralegal to assist with current business needs. Applicants will need to be able to: - A working knowledge of prodoc/westlaw - A proficiency in preparing motions, pleadings, discovery, and orders - Assist attorneys with any possible legal needs - Maintain regular contact with...
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: Immediate need for a Legal Secretary. ?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 and documents; collecting and an...
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...
Our client, an international corporate boutique law firm, is looking to add a Bookkeeper/Receptionist to their team. Qualified candidates must have 2+ years of experience working as a bookkeeper. Must have experience with accounts payable and reconciliations. Will be responsible for covering the reception desk when needed and some payroll....
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