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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.
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.
Law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale is a seeking a paralegal with at least 5+ years labor and employment experience. The job duties include, but are not limited to: Daily interaction with attorneys, clients, judge’s chambers and clerks and administrative agencies (including, but not limited to, EEOC, FCHR, MDCHRD, Agency for Workforce Innovation). Draft correspondence, pleadings, and thirdart...
The Senior Audio Visual Technician’s primary responsibility is the setup, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of all video conference and audio-visual elements. This includes the coordination of video conferencing events with the user community and Information Services staff, maintenance of the video conferencing end point hardware and associated vendor management. Audio-visual functions inc...
midtown law has an immediate opening for Legal Secretary to two partners in real estate litigation - attorneys have reputatation of being very nice Real estate litigation experience preferred and solid partner level experience salary 70 to 80 K plus excellent benefits excellent word skills proficient in styles...
• Day-to-day transaction and database management; reviews, drafts, and prepares legal documents; conducts due diligence and research. • Exhibits technical skills consistent with new and existing Firm technology. • Proficient with respect to filing procedures and filing jurisdictions. • Assists in training and mentoring less experienced paralegals. • Assists supervisor and/or team leader with staff...
Company Confidential Albany, NY
Our client seeks an Associate Attorney with the following experience and credentials: -JD with top academic credentials -Admitted to practice in the State of New York -5 plus years experience in health care law -Must have experience in provider representation, including: fraud and abuse; Stark; corporate compliance; Medicare/Medicaid; medical staff issues and relations; affiliation and integration...
CITY OF MCALLEN LEGAL DEPT. McAllen, 78501
Now Hiring Assistant City Attorney I www.mcallen.net City of McAllen, TX The City of McAllen is currently looking for a dynamic individual to come be part of a great team. Enjoy our South Texas weather and our wonderful growing community. The Assistant City Attorney will be handling City related litigation and representation. Interested applicants must submit an application online or contact our H...
LITIGATION PARALEGAL- Law Firm in Media looking for a litigation paralegal. Must have organizational and computer skills. Work experience w/personal injury claims, including automobile and medical malpractice is helpful. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Daily Times, 500 Mildred Ave., Primos, PA 19018, Box 915...
Paralegal 2 OCSEA (Labor Union) Successful completion of Paralegal certification program or legal assistant plus 3 yrs exp as a paralegal, or 24 months of law school, plus 1 year paralegal exp w/labor union or similar position. Requires Internet Research Proficiency (including Westlaw) and familiarity w/Legal Research Databases. Extensive knowledge of legal research and analysis & laws and rules a...
Legal Assistant EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. ("ARMtech"), a national crop insurance company and the fifth largest writer of the Federal Crop Insurance Program, is seeking a legal assistant. Successful candidates will be assigned to the ARMtech legal department and be responsible for preparing, proofreading, and editing legal documents, preparing correspondence, manag...
Successful Independent insurance agency has an opening for a full-time Customer Service Representative to handle commercial lines. The successful candidate must have three or more years insurance experience and be licensed in property and casualty insurance. Candidate must have a minimum high school diploma, but would prefer college degree. Work week consists of Monday-Friday with hours from 8:30a...
Description Position Title: Trade Compliance Intern Position Location: Milwaukee, WI Position Summary: This position provides assistance for Trade Compliance projects and process improvement initiatives. Multiple projects may be defined and required during the internship. Position Duties and responsiblities: Project One: Annual Certificate Drive Send, collect, audit certificates from suppliers and...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm with 550 attorneys at 30 locations, is seeking a certified, experienced senior litigation paralegal with a minimum of 5 years of experience preferably in the Employment practice area. Candidates should be familiar with the State and Federal rules of civil procedure and must be able to work independently on discovery, document review, case management, file org...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10004
At our firm, you will be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your commitment and contributions. You will have the opportunity to work with other talented people who share your passion for delivering excellent service to our clients. If you believe you are talented, driven, and want to work for a law firm with a growing practice, then a career with us may be a perfect f...
Company Confidential SAVANNAH, GA, 31401
CASE MANAGER for Large Established Personal Injury Law Firm Law Firm seeks individual with attention to detail, time management skills, and the ability to multi task. Strong written and verbal skills along with the ability to handle a substantial case load is ideal. No legal exp. nec. College degree pref. Salaried position. Fax Resumes to 800-299-7164...
Immediate need for a Legal Secretary to join a stable, midsized firm supporting attorneys in an interesting practice group. 5+ years defense litigation experience combined with a VERY stable work history, dynamic personality and excellent references are a must. The chosen candidate will have a “can do” attitude and work well as a true member of a team. Strong organizational, typing and computer sk...
Have you been dreaming of finding a great job on the northshore and ending your commute downtown? SRS has THE job for you! Top firm has an immediate need for a legal secretary with 5+ years experience. Excellent job stability, the ability with a high degree of confidentiality, exceptional technical skills, and a “can do” attitude will open this door. This is a VERY RARE opportunity and we promise...
Have you dreamed of ending your commute downtown and working for people that mean what they say when it comes to work/life balance? SRS has the job for you! Immediate need for an exceptional legal secretary to join a prominent Uptown law firm. Prior corporate experience relevant to succession work, preparing various types of contracts, leases, forming corporations etc. is preferred but our client...
Brand new opportunity for an exceptional legal assistant to join a premier law firm supporting prominent attorneys. The chosen candidate will be a proactive self starter that pays great attention to detail. In addition, you will possess superior software skills, a professional demeanor, and have stable work history with references beyond compare. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Our client offers...
PARALEGAL F/T in North Palm Beach Private Natl Dev & Finance Co seeking Paralegal/Legal Asst w/ 5+ yr exp. in immigration, corporate & commercial RE. Strong commun skills & attn to detail. Dependable, ability to multitask & work efficiently as part of a team. Submit resume, cover ltr & ref to *****...
PARALEGAL- Smith Hood Bigman is seeking a Paralegal with strong litigation experience in Insurance Defense. Must have experience with trial preparation; excellent research and writing skills. Competitive compensation package and great work environment. Submit cover letter and resume via fax to (386) 257-1834 or email to *****....
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