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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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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...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
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...
About us: Biodynamic Research Corporation, a professional services firm specializing in biomechanical and injury causation consulting, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research Librarian. We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation including a discretionary bonus program and an extensive benefits package ...
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...
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=882055 Job Experience: MS...
Hearing Assistant Heard and Smith, LLP was founded on the principles of compassion, humility and the relentless desire to pursue financial assistance for our clients. Our law firm has been helping the disabled for over 30 years and has a proven record. Do you have a heart for those in need? We are seeking individuals with excellent customer relations, strong work ethic, and a true desire to help ...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Galleria Area Law Firm Seeks Paralegal The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: At least 2 years of personal injury and litigation experience Experience dealing with expert reports and depositions, scheduling & calendaring. Experience drafting pleadings and e-filings, performing legal research and propounding/handling discovery Confident candidates please fax resu...
Large Financial institution in midtown is seeking a temporary investment management paralegal with 3+ years’ experience at a major law firm and/or financial institution who will provide coverage and support to the Sales Administration and Sales and Distribution teams. The ideal candidate will have investment management and contract experience and be extremely detail oriented, a team player, and po...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Full time Legal/Administrative Assistant (entry level) sought for downtown law firm (non-litigation). College degree and proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office required. Applicant must be professional, a team player, smart and energetic. Bookkeeping experience a plus. Great work environment, competitive benefit package, including parking, 401(k) and health insurance after 90 days Please ...
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a rapidly growing operator of full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern sections of the United States. Our stores offer a broad assortment of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel at competitive prices with superior customer service. Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is the only sp...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38117
Mid-size law firm seeks an associate attorney admitted to practice in all courts of Shelby County, Tennessee with experience in litigation. Applicants must have 3 to 5 years litigation experience, working knowledge of civil code, discovery and pleadings. Experience in creditor’s rights or in foreclosure proceedings is highly preferred as is jury trial experience. Some travel may be required. Stron...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
This position will support several business litigation attorneys, handling multiple voluminous cases in state and federal court, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. The selected candidate will assist in all aspects of the litigation process, including providing support for attorneys in the discovery process, motion practice, as well as hearings, mediations, trials, and arbitrations...
Our client, a Plaintiff's personal injury law firm located in Dallas, has an IMMEDIATE need for an experienced bilingual paralegal for a long term contract position. This position will support three attorneys and will manage a large volume of cases through the pre litigation process, including case management, client contact, ordering medical records, etc. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of on...
Our Company Information. It is at the core of every smart decision. It drives strategy, solutions, revenue and ultimately success. It is only logical that you would want it to come from a superior source. CoreLogic® is the company financial services and real estate professionals turn to for comprehensive data, analytics and services. Powerful insight gained from this knowledge provides the perspe...
MUST BE A TEAM PLAYER!!! PURPOSE AND DISTINGUISING CHARACTERISTICS Incumbent performs limited legal assistant tasks with constant review and supervision by an attorney or higher level legal assistant. In accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Assistants perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. Incumbent possesses a Legal Assistant/Paraleg...
Floater Legal Secretary Major law firm located in New York City is looking for a floater/legal secretary with litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, corporate and related background to join its support staff. The ideal candidate must have 2+ years legal experience and strong skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. FileSite/iManage experience is a plus. *This position may lead to permanent employme...
Company Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives...

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