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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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Company Confidential Washington, DC
The Foreclosure Manager is responsible for daily operations of a fast paced nation foreclosure department. Supporting and managing the functions related to the foreclosure process. Responsibilities include pre-foreclosure functions, monitoring of foreclosure timelines, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, and ensuring adherence to state, federal and client guidelines. The Foreclosure Man...
Experis is looking to hire a Customer Contracts/Ops Manager in Sacramento, CA. within a Healthcare environment. Your skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, E...
Top CT law firm opportunity for an experienced complex commercial/business litigation paralegal with at least 3-5 years experience. Candidates must have experience working on commercial/business litigation along with experience working on state (CT) and federal court matters. Responsibilities include e-filing, discovery, large case management, cite-checking, digesting depositions, and motions/plea...
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...
We are looking for potential candidates that possess the desire to achieve and want to take the next step in making a difference in their life and others. Applicants should be multi-task oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, exhibit extraordinary attentiveness to detail, and be able to function well in a fast-paced environment. The responsibilities include: assisting att...
Mid-sized full-service national law firm seeks a 2-4 year Real Estate Associate to join their Dallas and Austin offices immediately! Law firm is forward thinking and offers associates true hands on experience with partnership track opportunities. The ideal candidate will have experience with real estate purchase/sale transactions, leasing, title and survey work, real estate for energy transactions...
Job Description: Are you a seasoned Paralegal looking for a great opportunity? This is a close knit office looking for a rock star to join their team. If you are a sharp, team player that is looking for a great cultural fit this could be the position you've been waiting for! This position will require you to work independently and run with projects as well as additional miscellaneous administrati...
Center City Philadelphia law firm with national practice in complex civil litigation needs a skilled litigator with 2-3 years experience. The position requires excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The Firm offers a competitive salary and benefits with an opportunity for advancement. Send a resume and a writing sample with a cover letter to the Hiring Partner, Spector Roseman Kodr...
Bressler, Amery & Ross is a mid-sized law firm with over 100 lawyers and offices in four states, offering a broad range of legal services. Based in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale, FL office, the Scheduler will support attorneys and administrative staff in insurance law and litigation; with a majority of the focus upon all areas of first-party coverage, including windstorm, fire, theft, water damage, si...
Company Confidential Fairlawn, OH, 44333
Northeast Ohio Law Firm looking to add a Partner with strong business development skills to help grow the practice. Ohio Bar and JD required. Open on market expertise: finance, corporate, institutional, M&A, etc. Must be entrepreneurial, hands on, and have solid business development skills....
Associate General Counsel Job Label:MAG69964_AssocGenCoun Job Summary The Associate General Counsel will be part of a team of in-house legal professionals responsible for the overall delivery of day-to-day legal support. The successful candidate must have the ability to quickly understand the needs of the business and to partner with members of the in-house legal team and other internal groups ...
Seeking Legal Secretary for downtown New York defense firm. Responsibilities include preparing/filing of pleadings, discovery demands and motions. Typing office correspondence, opening files and dictaphone. Salary commensurate with experience. New York law experience required. Immediate start. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, and 401(k) plan....
LITIGATION ATTORNEY PHILIP M. ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY PLEASANTON Philip M. Andersen & Associates, (In-house insurance defense law office for State Farm Insurance Company in Pleasanton), is seeking an attorney with 5-10 years’ experience in the area of insurance defense. We provide a congenial work environment with a manageable case load, ample support staff and no bi...
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...
Deputy Chief of Police, Operations US - Franklin Park, IL All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the USA without CP sponsorship. Req ID: 35404 Department:Law & Risk Management Job Type: Full-Time Location: Franklin Park, Illinois Country: United States # of Positions: 1.00 Job Grade: Level 2 Job Available to: Internal & External Deadline to apply: 11/16/2014 PURPOSE OF P...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=882055 Job Experience: Ty...
Immediate need for a Contracts Attorney on a temp to perm basis. This financial company is located in San Mateo and they are seeking an experienced attorney with negotiation of a variety of licenses (including IT, events, facilities, HR, marketing, etc). Must be barred in CA and must have a minimum of 2 years experience. Please email resumes to ***** for immediate temp hi...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
Bressler, Amery & Ross, a mid-sized law firm, is seeking a Labor & Employment Paralegal for their Birmingham, AL office. The paralegal will support attorneys in the Labor & Employment practice group. Primary tasks include: Gathering and analyzing of documents; Performing legal research; Interacting with firm personnel, outside counsel and external vendors; Organizing case files and documents;...

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