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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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Qualifications: Brilliant thinker, strong academic performance, self starter. Interest in law school helpful. Reliable, word processing skills necessary. Mac knowledge preferred. Quick learner, some office experience helpful, but will train. Job Description: Right hand person to assist busy small practitioner. Word processing, correspondence, client communication, case and office administration et...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks and experienced Corporate and Finance Paralegal in our Miami, FL office. Under the supervision of an attorney, performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes information. Coordinates efforts betwee...
Company Confidential Washington, DC
Many openings for candidates experienced with IP work - IP Secretaries, IP Paralegals. Trademark Paralegals, Docketing Specialists, Foreign Filing Specialists, Docketing Coordinators, Docketing Managers, New Applications/Formalities Specialists, and Trademark Managers, etc. Please have experience for the position you are applying for. Experience must be from a law firm IP department and candidate...
Nolan & Heller LLP Albany, NY
Commercial Litigation Attorney Nolan & Heller, LLP, Albany NY Nolan & Heller, LLP, a preeminent Albany business law firm, seeks an experienced associate attorney for its commercial litigation practice. Candidates should have commercial litigation or judicial clerkship experience (environmental experience a plus), and excellent academic credentials and writing skills. Competitive salary and benefit...
Yardi Systems, a growing software solutions provider for the real estate industry, is currently hiring for a Paralegal to join their growing team at their corporate office in Santa Babara, CA! As a Paralegal you will be responsible for the following duties: • Draft and review correspondence for a wide variety of recipients including customers, opposing counsel and third-party consumers • Research...
Looking for full time or part time person to work at an “AV” rated Estate Planning law firm located in Henderson, Nevada. Must be detail oriented with at least 5 years experience in probate, guardianship and estate planning. Must be able to draft documents and have current working knowledge of probate and guardianship filing process. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume to tmeyer@ge...
Would you like to work in a friendly, professional office where you’re an integral part of a talented TEAM? Do you like working with people and helping make their experience the best one possible? If you answered yes to these questions, this job may be for you. We’re a busy, boutique law firm in Fort Washington, PA with an opening for a litigation legal secretary with a minimum of 5 years experien...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10122
Attorney specializing in employment law. Responsibilities include: Ensuring legal compliance with employment and labor laws; Effectively and efficiently managing employment litigation, including setting litigation strategy, oversight of outside counsel, and mediation and resolution of claims; Providing effective counsel to the business in all areas of employment law, including EEO, anti-harassment...
Attorney specializing in employment law. Responsibilities include: Ensuring legal compliance with employment and labor laws; Effectively and efficiently managing employment litigation, including setting litigation strategy, oversight of outside counsel, and mediation and resolution of claims; Providing effective counsel to the business in all areas of employment law, including EEO, anti-harassment...
PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT-DOWNTOWN ORLANDO: Busy Boutique Litigation Firm seeks an experienced Commercial Litigation/Personal Injury Paralegal (5-8 years of experience, Non-smokers only). Responsibilities include: organizing/calendaring discovery, prepare some discovery, e-filing, ordering/summarizing medical records, scheduling, preparing hearing/trial notebooks. May include trial attendance.Abil...
Martek Global Services, Inc. (“Martek”) is a Professional Services company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in Huntsville, Alabama allowing us to be strategically structured to reinforce our nationwide support services. For nearly two decades our experience and dedication to customer service has been unparalleled as we continue to service many of our original customers...
Job Description : The Senior Corporate Paralegal involves day-to-day coordination and close interaction with the Associate Director, Corporate Governance, Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Corporate Paralegal for the Corporate Practice Group within a global organization. In this position, s/he will assist in the day-to-day management of a portfolio of international and domestic subs...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: 1st Shift Pay: N/A Travel: Rare 1-5% Relocation: N/A Employee Referral Amount: 500 Job Summary Manages real estate activities and projects, including negotiating real estate acquisitions, lease/sublease arrangements and property divestitures and provides transactional support fo...
Job Description: Job Description I am currently seeking a Senior Valuation Professional with litigation support skills to join an established practice. Full health coverage, paid holidays, personal time off, 3% contribution to safe-harbor 401K and relocation assistance available are offered. This position will play a critical role in delivering litigation support services for clients. The position...
Job Description: This Contracts Specialist Position Features: ? Great Company ? Wonderful Environment ? Good Team ? Great Pay to $32.00 per hour Must have a JD and have passed the CA BAR Exam!!! Immediate need for contracts specialist seeking a great company, wonderful environment and good team. Awareness, organization and intelligent will be keys to success in this growing, well-known, stable org...
Job Description: This IT Category Manager Position Features: ? Great Company ? Wonderful Company ? Advancement ? Great Pay to $38.00 per hour Must have experience negotiating with vendors and IT related contracts. Must have experience writing contracts, JD preferred. Immediate need for IT category manager seeking great company, wonderful company and advancement. Attention to detail, vendor relatio...
Downtown Dallas law firm seeks Part-Time File Clerk/Backup Receptionist: Duties include: filing, scanning, data entry, welcome guests and clients, answer phones. Must be dependable, accurate, detail oriented, and able to lift at least 25 lbs. Law firm experience preferred....
Millburn Insurance Defense law firm seeks full time legal secretary with New Jersey litigation experience of three years or more. Strong computer and organization skills are required as well as the ability to proofread prior to Attorney review of work. Applicant should be able to draft correspondence and prepare legal documents such as answers, motions, and routine correspondence. Medical, dental...
JOB SUMMARY: Under direction, monitors and reports on contractual operation of private vendors engaged in providing merchandise and service to the general public under contract to ascertain whether or not operations are carried out in accord with contractual agreements; does other related duties as required. EXAMPLES OF WORK: . May draft contractual agreements for sale of merchandise and services...
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