Attorneys, also referred to as lawyers, are responsible for representing and advising their clients in disputes and other legal matters. Clients may include individuals or groups such as families, companies or government departments. They are generally expected to be persuasive and good at communication in order to present arguments and win legal disputes for their clients. Attorneys typically specialize in one specific area, such as family law, criminal law, probate law, corporate law, intellectual property, or real estate. While most attorneys work in corporate offices, many also work for government agencies.
Attorney Education Requirements
Attorneys must have a graduate level law degree from a school approved by the American Bar Association in order to practice law. Degree programs typically end with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree. Most law degree programs require both a four-year undergraduate degree and a passing score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). After successful completion of law school, attorney candidates must sit for and pass a state bar exam. This certifies that they have the knowledge required to ethically and competently practice law.
Attorney Job Market
The job outlook for attorneys is expected to rise approximately 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for attorney jobs will remain high as more students graduate law schools each year than there are jobs available. New attorneys with prior experience in any area of legal employment, such as legal assistants or law clerks, may have an advantage over new graduates without prior legal experience.
The median annual salary for attorney jobs is $113,530 per year. Salary will vary based on experience, type of law practiced, size of law firm, educational background and the location of the employer’s law firm.
GENEX Services, LLC is seeking highly experienced Social Security Representatives to work as independent contractors for our national business operation. The candidate must have more than 2 years of direct representation experience, be highly organized, have superior written and verbal communication skills, and be a licensed attorney. The candidate must also have the ability to travel throughout t...
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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...
The law offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a leading insurance defense firm, is seeking an Associate Attorney for its Philadelphia, PA office with 1-2 years of Workers' Compensation experience to join a growing practice group. Minimum Requirements: · 1 -2 years of experience in Workers' Compensation defense work · Excellent writing skills a must As a regional office of Marsh...
Immediate need for a Contracts Attorney on a temp to perm basis. This financial company is located in San Mateo and they are seeking an experienced attorney with negotiation of a variety of licenses (including IT, events, facilities, HR, marketing, etc). Must be barred in CA and must have a minimum of 2 years experience. Please email resumes to ***** for immediate temp hi...
Temporary Litigation Attorney Job in Princeton NJ Special Counsel is currently seeking temporary litigation attorney candidates who are interested and available for long and short-term projects in the Princeton area. We are seeking candidates with well-rounded expertise practicing in large cases involving complex litigations on both the state and federal level. Vital skills needed include conduc...
FT Attorney Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., an established law firm with a twenty-five year tax collections practice, seeks a full-time attorney with two or more years’ experience for our Norristown office. Successful candidate must possess excellent computer and organizational skills along with the ability to multi task in a fast paced environment. Collections, bankruptcy or foreclosure experienc...
Center City Philadelphia law firm with national practice in complex civil litigation needs a skilled litigator with 2-3 years experience. The position requires excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The Firm offers a competitive salary and benefits with an opportunity for advancement. Send a resume and a writing sample with a cover letter to the Hiring Partner, Spector Roseman Kodr...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN
Defense Firm seeks a Senior Level attorney with portable business for an opening in Memphis, TN. All candidates must have a proven history of representation in Tennessee and verifiable business. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. Salary and benefits package are excellent and flexible....
Established medium sized AV-rated law firm in downtown Dallas seeks attorney with two to five years civil litigation or insurance defense experience in insurance coverage and appellate matters. Primary case load will consist of insurance coverage litigation, appeals, and coverage opinions. Excellent research and writing skills required. Congenial work environment offers substantial responsibility ...
Stern & Eisenberg, P.C. is a general practice firm focused on protecting secured and unsecured creditors in proceedings throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The firm seeks to add experienced professionals to its New York team located in Iselin, New Jersey. PARALEGAL Stern & Eisenberg, P.C. seeks a paralegal with 2-5 years of experience with exposure to foreclosure, bankruptcy and/o...
This is a new posting with immediate start date for lawyers with at least moderate experience. Chester County Law Office seeking Attorney to join office in criminal defense. The ideal candidate must be licensed in PA and have experience in criminal court, at preliminary hearing, non trial and jury trial experience. Experience in the Chester County District Attorneys office ( as an intern or ada) ...
Job Specifications At least 1 year of wrongful death and personal injury work experience Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are a must Must be a strong team player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Responsibilities Must have the ability to handle wrongful death and personal injury cases from initial intake to resolution. Perform research and legal analys...
Procurement Attorney Client- global manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Description: We are looking for a Procurement Attorney at our Wilmington, DE headquarters. This is a Contractor position and reports to our General Counsel. Essential Job Functions Responsible for providing legal advice and services to Company on a global basis in connection with all aspects of raw material, logistics (i...
Division : Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Missouri-Kansas City Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Persons who have experience handling Personal Injury Insurance Defense cases are encouraged to apply, and jury trial experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to practice law in both MO and KS. Position Objective This position personally handles moderately complex litiga...
Special Counsel is seeking an Estate Planning Attorney for a part time position (15-20 hours) with a growing regional firm in the Philadelphia area. Primary responsibilities will be drafting estate administration documents for high net worth clients. This is a long term project and is a great opportunity for someone interested in supplementing an existing practice. Qualifications: Must have expe...
The law offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a leading insurance defense firm, is seeking an Associate Attorney for its Cherry Hill, NJ office with 0-2 years of Insurance Fraud experience to join a growing practice group. Minimum Requirements: · 0-2 years of experience in Insurance Fraud investigation · Excellent writing skills a must As a regional office of Marshall Dennehey ...
This position resides within our litigation unit. We are looking for a talented individual to join an attorney group specializing in auto defense for CURE. Responsibilities include: Preparing and responding to pleadings and discovery in UM UIM defense matters. Preparing 3 panel arbitration submissions and attending binding arbitrations. Attend motion hearings, non-binding arbitration hearings ...
Our client, a boutique law firm located in Dallas, has a need for an attorney who has 4-5 years’ experience in finance, lending, and banking for a contract position of indefinite duration. They have several deals closing and has a need for an attorney to assist in preparing ancillary notices and documents, schedules, editing financing documents, and other duties related to closings. Should you be ...
Requisition ID 25113BR Title Brand/Regulatory Attorney Job Category Legal Job Description PURPOSE: Serve as legal counsel to a global healthcare company with a focus on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, and the PhRMA Code; provide general corporate law support (corporate governance, transa...
Requisition ID 24535BR Title Brand/Regulatory Attorney Job Category Legal Job Description PURPOSE: Serve as legal counsel to a global healthcare company with a focus on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, and the PhRMA Code; provide general corporate law support (corporate governance, transa...
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$50,000.00 - $250,000.00
Typical Salary for Attorney
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Resolves legal issues by researching references; initiating and responding to legal actions.
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Attention to Detail
Client Contact Skills
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Produces write-ups by researching and analyzing laws; drafting opinions.
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