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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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Paralegal - Part-time Paralegal Opening Paralegal Montgomery County - Part Time Paralegal - Part-time Paralegal - Part-time Part Time Paralegal Flexible Schedule Stivers is looking for a seasoned Paralegal with 2+ years experience for a 5 month contract assignment in Montgomery County. The ideal candidate will have Estate and Trust experience and 3+ years of experience working for a large f...
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 wa...
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 wa...
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 wa...
Our client is looking for someone with prior litigation support administration experience utilizing Caselogistix including WayPoint, Caselogistix, Analytics, and CaseProduction. Administrative responsibilities are distinguished from individuals who have only been involved in assisting with reviewing and coding of documents. Administrative responsibilities include: Creating new Caselogistix librar...
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operatio...
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operatio...
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=887371 Job Experience: Ty...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
Legal Administrative Assistant job available in the Madison area. This position is a long term assignment and is scheduled to start immediately. Our client is looking for an extremely organized and independent Legal Administrative Assistant who can think on their feet. Job Responsibilities: • Directly supporting an attorney with day to day administrative functions • Managing and maintaining sch...
Ajilon is seeking a few LEGAL ADMIN's for a job in Somerset, NJ! This project will last for about a month and requires candidates with experience with: Redlining/redaction (proofreading and editing documents for publication) PACER program Very detail oriented Ability to work in a very fast paced environment This project will start ASAP on a temporary basis with an hourly rate of $12-13/hr ba...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: •Prepares patent applications and related documents for uploading...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with medical records, large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records. Large law firm and multijurisdictional ligation experience a plus. SHB offers a challenging, rewardin...
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) The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network (physicians, hos...
Position Description: Are you a consummate professional looking to advance your career in the legal industry? Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is currently looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant for our Philadelphia, PA office. The position will include the following responsibilities: Prepares and/or reviews for accuracy reports, documentation, general and/or legal correspondence and papers of a ...
Position Description: Serves as the primary business development contact for assigned practice groups with the firm. Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of specific practice areas, the associated attorneys involved and their relevant capabilities. Works with the RFP/Business Development Manager to provide support for new business, client retention and cross-selling opportunities wi...
LEGAL SECRETARY Cummings & Lockwood LLC seeks a Legal Secretary with 3-5 years' experience. Must be detailed oriented, organized, able to multi-task and have the ability to work independently. Strong admin and communication skills. Familiarity with T&E a plus. EOE. Email *****...
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) The United States Attorneys Office for the Western District of Tennessee has openings for Assistant United States Attorneys to work in the Criminal Division in Memphis or Jackson, Tennessee. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience....
Job Description: Immediate need for legal administrative assistant seeking the opportunity to learn and grow in a well-established environment. The ideal candidate will be organized, proactive, and hard-working in supporting a high-level personal injury attorney. Must have at least 5 years experience working in Plaintiff litigation and at least 2 years experience working in medical malpractice. W...
The Law Office of Wm. Todd Berry is seeking an Associate Attorney with 2+ years litigation experience for our office in Fresno, California. Successful candidate will be in charge of 500+ files from inception to trial. We offer job advancement, long term job security, continuing education, paid holidays, vacation, 401k and health benefits....

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