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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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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...
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...
Description PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - RN - Surgery- 13 Week contract- $40/HR PRN 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 expe...
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 A professional nurse who coordinates the delivery of nursing care for the patient during the perinatal period. The Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse participates in patient and family teaching, provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. RN License and ...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility 1. Performs all duties of contract administration, including negotiation, correspondence, documentation, certification, financial reporting, and product delivery for major contracts. 2. Negotiates contract terms from proposal stage to project close-out in accordance with relevant regulations. 3. Coordinates approval of negotiations, contra...
Position Summary: While upholding department and company policies, the Skip Trace Investigator role is to perform specific skip trace functions for the purpose of identifying the most current location a defendant might be found for civil process. This includes working within the Skip Module as set forth in the policy and procedural manual. In addition, responsibilities include effectively communi...
Company Confidential Pine Brook, NJ, 07058
SKILLS REQUIRED: ● Minimum of 10 years experience as a legal secretary in business and transactional matters. ● Ability to handle direct client contact. ● Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment. ● Proficient typing, computer and organizational skills. ● Knowledge of Word Perfect and Word. ● Experience taking dictation. ● Ability to work under time constraints...
Medium Lakewood AV rated law Firm is seeking an experienced Legal Secretary/Assistant. Qualified candidate must have 5+ years' of experience working in a law office; any work in the area of water law is preferred. Duties: • Proficiently work in Microsoft Office 2010, Worldox, and PPDM; • Type dictation quickly and accurately; • Calendar and schedule meetings, appointments, and deadlines using ...
Position Summary: While upholding department and company policies, the Skip Trace Investigator role is to perform specific skip trace functions for the purpose of identifying the most current location a defendant might be found for civil process. This includes working within the Skip Module as set forth in the policy and procedural manual. In addition, responsibilities include effectively communi...
Description Requirements - Responsibilities -...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
About Us: Business and Family Immigration law practice: We are a fast paced, detail oriented team of immigration professionals, our office exclusively practices U.S. Immigration law. We are looking for an experienced immigration paralegal with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Qualifications • Two years or more of experience working in an immigration law practice • Experience...
Company Confidential Edison, NJ, 08817
A leading light industrial Staffing company is seeking an experienced corporate Paralegal to provide support to General Counsel in day to day operations of corporate law department. Experience must include workmen’s compensation, employment law, insurance and contract work. Required skills include the ability to research legal issues, write and communicate effectively, prioritize work and must be ...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
About Us Forwood Safety is a dynamic and innovative safety organisation that specializes in online management systems, and provides safety consulting to mining industries. Responsibilities • Review and proofread documents and correspondence • Write contracts or/and other company document • Format and tidy up documents Education • College program for secretaries completed • High School Dipl...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Contract Support Assistant position provides all forms of contract-related administrative support through all phases of contract award, administration, and closeout. The Contract Support Assistant will perform a range of contract administrative functions leading to compliant and responsive contract awards, modifications, invoicing, and othe...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90067
LEGAL ASSISTANT (FLOATER) Century City entertainment law firm has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant/Floater. Responsibilities include providing administrative support to attorneys in the absence of their assigned assistant. Ideal candidate will possess the following: A minimum of 2 years of experience as an assistant preferably in the field of entertainment law (film or television) St...

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