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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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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...
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...
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...
Company Confidential Modesto, CA, 95354
Job Purpose: Serves clients by developing case information and evidence; moving file towards settlement, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Builds cases by interviewing clients; obtaining case information; reviewing information with an attorney. * Collects case evidence and documentation; inputs information into file case management software; reviews and logs incoming mail, faxes, e-m...
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=875168 Job Experience: MS...
Special Counsel in Irvine is seeking a top receptionist/secretary for a direct hire opportunity in El Segundo! Ideal candidate would be a sharp professional who will be the first point of contact for the firm and additionally help their secretaries with overflow work (word processing/typing), and the day-to-day administrative tasks (such as greeting clients/vendors/guests and communicating with th...
Company: Yoh Compliance Specialist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Gaithersburg, MD. What You'll Be Doing: - Conduct administrative tasks to ensure accuracy and completeness of Open Payment reporting requirements - Responsible for data capture, tracking, and reporting requirements for Open - Payments - Creates and manages Open Payment reportable purchase orders...
Advance America Traveling Compliance Auditor -Indianapolis, Indiana Advance America Field Auditors enjoy working independently and are self-motivated, driven individuals who love to travel and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment. To be successful in this role, an Advance America Field Auditor must have a minimum of 1-3 years of compliance audit experience, the ability to multi task, a...
A global law firm with a strong Texas presence seeks an experienced ERISA attorney for their downtown Dallas office. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Employee Stock Ownership Plans. Firm encourages associates to be involved in business development, client interaction and cross-marketing. Qualified candidates will have strong aca...
BASIC FUNCTION: Manage and lead the Import/Export Compliance Group within the Legal Department; be the person primarily responsible to ensure that the Import/Export Compliance Programs are up to date, implemented and adhered to by the Company and company personnel; and provide legal services necessary to accomplish these goals Manage the adoption, implementation and continued operation of the In...
Company Confidential Winston Salem, NC, 27101
We are a full-service firm in Winston-Salem looking for a paralegal/legal assistant in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. Job Requirements: * Develop cases by building and maintaining relationships with clients and obtaining case information; review information with attorney. * Enhances attorney's effectiveness by monitoring case progress; alerting attorney of issu...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28212
We are looking for a bilingual immigration paralegal with at least two years of experience working on immigration files in a law office. Applicants must be able to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish fluently. Applicant should be familiar with USCIS forms and their preparation. Office is located in Charlotte NC, applicant may be required to attend court sessions with an attorney, an...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75206
Established law firm seeks part time paralegal with 3 - 5 years experience in civil litigation (insurance defense preferred). Candidate must be capable of multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, managing attorneys' calendars, scheduling, drafting correspondence, file management, preparing pleadings, orders and all discovery. Candidate must have excellent grammar and writing skills. Candidate must be pro...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10006
LEGAL SECRETARY for downtown NY law firm. MUST have insurance defense experience, familiar with calendar, ability to handle heavy dictation, filing and office responsibilities. Please send resume and salary requirements to *****...
Merrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey, P.S., a litigation defense firm located in Belltown, seeks a legal secretary with 3+ years civil litigation experience. Competitive salary and benefits. No employment placement services please....
Monmouth County law firm seeking paralegal with nursing experience to handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing medical records, as well as serving general paralegal duties. RN license and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing are an advantage, but not required. Paralegal experience mandatory. Excellent written and verbal communica...
Job Description: Prestigious Regional Law Firm located in Charleston, SC is currently seeking an experience Workers? Compensation Paralegal. Responsibilities: ? Responsible for all litigation work and Worker's Compensation cases in the office. ? Perform initial client interviews and schedule new and existing client appointments for various case types. ? Prepare and file all the civil lawsuits...
Job Description: LEGAL SECRETARY / PARALEGAL ? Civil Attorney ? Fulltime and fast-paced ? Legal skillset required Career opportunity for a professional legal assistant, paralegal, or legal secretary who can provide support for a highly successful attorney in a busy office. Candidate must be prepared for fast-paced days. Need a multi-tasker, strong common sense skills, ability to manage severa...
LEGAL SECRETARY TO TRIAL LAWYER - SPANISH BILINGUAL HELPFUL DUTIES MAY ALSO INCLUDE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT WORK INCLUDING OTHER GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES. The Job: This job may require contact with clients and other individuals affiliated with the Firm. It may also require heavy mailing of marketing materials, data entry, the ability to draft letters, and correspond with other court personnel, amo...
This position will be responsible for facilitating and managing the managed care contracting and business operations process, developing business cases and ROIs with the Account Management team, developing the business case and ROI analysis, negotiating contract terms and pricing with customers and Company field personnel, reviewing contracts for legal verbiage content and for compatibility with C...

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