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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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La Porte County Government, Superior Court 1, is currently seeking a Paralegal. This position is responsible for completing all directives; such as managing all probate cases and conducting legal research, and other quasi-legal proceedings. Qualified applicants will have completed a 2 year comprehensive Paralegal Program and have a minimum of 4 yrs prior Paralegal experience. Application and full...
Family Legal Assistant sought by Middletown law firm. Experience, solid communication and organizational skills a must. Knowledge of Word, Outlook are preferred but not required. Forward confidential cover letter & resume to *****...
GENERAL: Under general supervision performs a variety of administrative responsibilities supporting the legal team & executive organization. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides general administrative support to the Legal Department including the preparation of letters contracts memos presentations and forms. Supports special projects and internal and external communications. Tracks and maintains files incl...
ACI Technologies, Inc. , a small dynamic technology firm supporting DoD and industry, is seeking a detail oriented contracts professional experienced in negotiating and administering government prime contracts and the related subcontracting activity. Experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations is required. Responsibilities: Develops and negotiates sub-contract agreements consistent with company...
Position Title:Managing Attorney - Orlando The Managing Attorney supports the Firms business by driving and maintaining daily operations within a designated practice area. Primary goals are to establish and provide leadership and stability within the office by fostering positive working relationships with its staff, the staff throughout the Firm and its clients. This Managerial position is a uniqu...
What You Will Do Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, this position provides legal advice and recommendations for action to executives and management regarding complex matters which have or may have a significant impact on business activities and operations. This position will combine a knowledge of patent prosecution and intellectual property management with sound business acumen...
Description: 558771: Senior Compliance Analyst - Seattle Area WA Telecommuter Are you the type of person who can critically analyze complex matters and identify interdependencies? Someone who can strategically approach challenges and suggest recommended solutions? A true multi-tasker with excellent organizational and time management skills (think juggler)? Got experience in a compliance role, idea...
Description: 558771: Senior Compliance Analyst - Seattle Area WA Telecommuter Are you the type of person who can critically analyze complex matters and identify interdependencies? Someone who can strategically approach challenges and suggest recommended solutions? A true multi-tasker with excellent organizational and time management skills (think juggler)? Got experience in a compliance role, idea...
Description: 558771: Senior Compliance Analyst - Seattle Area WA Telecommuter Are you the type of person who can critically analyze complex matters and identify interdependencies? Someone who can strategically approach challenges and suggest recommended solutions? A true multi-tasker with excellent organizational and time management skills (think juggler)? Got experience in a compliance role, idea...
Description: WellMed is now part of the OptumHealth division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. WellMed is a healthcare delivery system serving more than 90,000 patients, primarily Medicare eligible seniors, in Texas and Florida through primary care clinics, multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, WellMed is an industry...
STANLEY Healthcare provides over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000 long-term care organizations with enterprise solutions that transform safety, security and operational efficiency. The STANLEY Healthcare solution set enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Clinical Operati...
Merrill Corporation is currently seeking an experienced Legal Records Clerk. Successful candidates will be flexible, hard-working, organized and a customer service orientated team player. * Professional activities within our full service Records operation include, but are not limited to: * Providing superb, proactive customer service to all levels within the law firm environment * Creating files a...
CURE Auto Insurance is looking for an experienced paralegal to join our team. CURE is an auto insurance carrier writing business in NJ and PA - with a growing in-house legal department. CURE offers a great working environment and comprehensive benefit package which includes health and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, 401k with company match, generous paid time off, and much more! We...
About the Capgemini Financial Services Business Unit: One of the top 5 IT services and consulting companies worldwide, Capgemini was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Operating in 40 countries, we are, above all, a people company with more than 125,000 people across the globe. At Capgemini Financial Services, we are passionate about bringing deep industry experience, innovativ...
Randstad Professionals has teamed up with our client located in NEWTON, MA. This is a publicly traded company NYSE. They have asked us to identify a qualified Contract Analyst. Previous contract analysis and administration would be nice to have but paralegal or legal background is a good fit as well. ABOUT THE ROLE This role will be managing the Contract Administration department. The ideal candid...
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington, D.C. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the publ...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) We are searching for an innovative finance and analytics professional to join our experienced...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. The Washington, DC office of DISH handles all of the company's relationships with Capitol...
Job Summary: Solicits, negotiates, awards and administers subcontracts to support contracts with Institute clients. Solicit proposals Conduct cost/price analysis Negotiate and finalize subcontracts and other agreements (subgrants, CRADA's, etc.) Administer subcontracts to include closeout Other duties as assigned. Education/Experience: Requires a BS degree in Business or related discipline with at...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a Paralegal/Court Clerk to join the firm’s Chicago office. This position will have interaction with government agencies including judges’ clerks and be responsible for court and agency filings. General computer skills including software and hardware knowledge preferred in order to assist with technology issues when needed. Assist in various type...
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