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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 COLUSA, CA, 95932
Colusa Superior Court is accepting proposals from Attorneys Interested in Providing Small Claims Advisory Services pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 116.940. Inquiries should be directed to Court Administration, 532 Oak Street, Colusa, CA 95932 or (530) 458-5149. A copy of the proposed contract will be provided upon request. Compensation negotiable.This ad posted through www.appealdemocr...
Sr. Paralegal-WD30009395 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are...
Vice President General Counsel COE Litigation-WD30008132 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and b...
Vice President General Counsel COE Commercial Transactions-WD30008133 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth str...
Tax Paralegal-WD30005147 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are...
Senior Corporate Paralegal-WD30001789 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market...
Senior Paralegal - Power Solutions, Milwaukee-WD30001035 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and b...
Our client, a major cutting-edge technology company, is seeking a seasoned, dynamic corporate transactional attorney with an IT background to join their legal team! This position is heavily involved with IT software/hardware contracts, licensing agreements, SaaS, and Cloud agreements. It offers schedule and location flexibility, as the employee would be able to work remotely or at the client offic...
Full-Time Position for a Spanish Speaking Paralegal at a high volume Immigration Law office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Applicant should have strong writing skills and an ability to multi-task effectively. Please apply with a cover letter and resume....
Tower development company adding contract to hire attorneys for immediate opening. up to 35.00/hour In this position you will be responsible for coordinating due diligence providers, ensuring compliance with company standards, and executing real estate transaction closings for the company. Responsibilities include: Coordinate with the title company to clear title objections. Identify potential ris...
Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey is a leading statewide law firm that has provided defense of Workers' Compensation for over 30 years. The firm is seeking an assertive and energetic Workers’ Compensation Attorney to work in our fast-paced SAN JOSE office. This self-starter will represent the firm and clients in all phases of litigation and practicing law in compliance with ethical sta...
Who We Are For more than two decades, POET has defined the art of biorefining. We grew from a single, humble refinery in Scotland, South Dakota, to one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products. With products like our Dakota Gold distillers grains, ViolaTM corn oil, and INVIZTM zein, we use that same innovative spirit to develop natural, renewable food sources and a...
We currently have 4 openings for legal secretaries / legal assistants at firms in Westshore, (West Tampa), and Downtown Tampa. These positions require experience working as a litigation legal secretary or legal assistant. A snap shot of each position is as follows. All inquiries are strictly confidential. A recruiter who worked in law firms for 25 years will be assisting you with the process of fi...
The Senior Marketing Counsel (Atlanta) will work closely with the Vonage Business Solutions (VBS) and Vonage Consumer Services marketing, sales and product organizations to provide legal support for all aspects of their business. The Senior Marketing Counsel will work closely with other members of the Vonage Legal Team to advise on and manage legal affairs on a broad range of issues, including mar...
A temporary Municipal Attorney job in Boston, MA, is immediately available through Special Counsel. If you have two or more years’ experience, then you may be the perfect candidate for this tremendous opportunity. This city is looking for a detail oriented and enthusiastic individual to assist their legal team. You will be responsible for drafting legislation and a wide range of legal instruments....
A temporary Litigation Attorney job just opened in New York, NY through Special Counsel. A small firm is in need of an attorney to research and draft a brief. This is a remote opportunity. Litigation Attorney Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: •Research •Drafting a brief Qualifications: •Minimum of ten years’ of litigation experience •Must have recent experience working in import...
Company Confidential Austin, TX
Job Description Patent prosecution support, including electronic filing of applications (US and PCT - must know general prosecution timeline for each), responses, IDS's, assignments, prior art, other support documents; daily maintenance/operation of computerized/web-based docketing systems including the docketing of all prosecution and due dates for all patents, annuities and trademarks; maintaini...
This is a position in the Edison Legal Office in Metropark(Edison), New Jersey. The attorney will be handling NJ PIP litigation and Forthright arbitrations. Ideally the candidate for this position should have some experience as an insurance defense litigator with NJ PIP experience. Job Summary Provides legal advice, counsel and representation for insureds and/or AAA NCNU before courts or arbitrati...
Job Summary Provides legal advice, counsel and representation for insureds and/or AAA NCNU before courts or arbitration panels and advises company employees in their handling of claim matters. Prepares legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs, etc. Appears and advocates on behalf of AAA NCNU and its member insureds. Conducts all phases of personal injury litigation including jury trials,...
Company: Siemens Government Technologies Division: SGT - Siemens Government Technologies Location: VA - Reston Req ID: 134065 Position Title: Senior Contracts Administrator - ESPCs, PPAs, UESCs Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Si...
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