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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 YUBA CITY, CA, 95991
California Superior Court County of Sutter Supervising Family Court Mediator $5101 - $6241/mo. Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in psychology, social work, marriage-family-child counseling, and behavioral science substantially related to marriage and family interpersonal relationships; and two years experience in counseling and/or psychothe...
PennStuart seeks experienced legal secretary. Production position, heavy transcription, using Word. Attention to detail, proof-reading skills, and ability to work under deadline required. Busy, pleasant working environment. Excellent salary and full benefits. Please send resume to ***** or fax to 276-623-5540 As Posted in the Bristol Herald Courier...
Company Confidential Madison Heights, MI, 48071
AV rated Madison Hts Insur. Defense firm seeking exp. Secretary/ Paralegal Exc. benefits. Salary commensurate w/ exp. Send resume & cover letter to *****...
Company Confidential Harrisburg, PA, 17101
LARGE CIVIL LITIGATION INSURANCE DEFENSE FIRM IS SEEKING A DEPENDABLE LEGAL SECRETARY with at least 2 yrs. civil litigation exp. Candidate must be dependable, have the ability to multi task and work independently with little supervision. Exp. with Word, Outlook and electronic court filings a must. Send resume to: *****...
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Detail-oriented, highly organized legal assistant sought to augment legal invoicing software team. Position involves discreet issue resolution projects that may expand into a larger role. Projects require working independently, directly contacting employees in multiple departments, and using various software programs including TyMetrix 360, Excel, Outlook, and proprietary web-based databases and d...
Legal Assistant: The candidate will provide support to attorney and paralegal; assist with planning and development of cases; analysis, scheduling, interacting with clients, other attorneys and office staff; ability to accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.Paralegal certificate or degree is not required, but commensurate experience will b...
Cullen and Dykman LLP is one of the four oldest law firms in New York State and has been serving the legal needs of its clients since 1850. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our clients, exhibiting the highest standards of professionalism and maintaining a dynamic and collegial work environment for our attorneys, paralegals and staff. Our Garden City, Long Island office...
POSITION The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking a Labor Compliance Analyst I. The position is responsible for evaluating, monitoring and taking appropriate action on labor compliance matters. The position is located at One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 DUTIES Under the leadership of the Manager, Diversity and Labor...
MetLife, a leading provider of insurance and other financial services to individual and institutional customers, is seeking a Lead Government Relations Associate in New York, NY! Beyond meaningful and challenging work, MetLife provides a variety of flexible work arrangements, as well as a tuition reimbursement program, competitive benefits, and retirement and pension plans. MetLife’s responsivenes...
Good Opportunity! Law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh is seeking a high level legal secretary to support shareholder and associate involved in litigation. Five years plus years of experience in litigation is necessary. Candidate must be capable providing administrative, secretarial and paralegal support to a busy shareholder and associate and have the ability to manage the daily activities of...
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 was...
Description: 553632: Medical Coding Compliance Manager - Western United States Telecommuter Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are a vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled thes...
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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) As a Network Contract Manager, you will develop the provider network (physicians, hospitals, p...
Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant Job Description The Legal Department of The Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is looking for a Litigation Paralegal or Litigation Legal Assistant to assist with all aspects of an in-house litigation legal team. The Litigation Paralegal Candidate ("Candidate") should have a strong background (with a minimum of 3 years experience working as a Litigation Paralegal) that...
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) As the Manager of Network Contracting you will lead a team developing the provider network (ph...
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) As the Manager of Network Contracting you will lead a team developing the provider network (ph...
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) As a Network Contract Manager, you will develop the provider network (physicians, hospitals, p...
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) As a Network Contract Manager, you will develop the provider network (physicians, hospitals, p...
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