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.
Company Confidential New York, NY
Vibrant, well-known law firm in the residential lending industry is looking for a self-motivated lawyer, legal assistant or real estate paralegal to join our team in servicing residential mortgage lenders and brokers. The ideal candidate must have experience at a real estate firm, an extremely positive attitude, strong ability to multi-task, enjoy working closely with others and possess outstandin...
Reputable tax resolution company looking to immediately hire a licensed Tax Attorney or Enrolled Agent in good standing. RESPONSIBILITIES include: - Communicate with Tax Agencies (IRS & State) - Secure Collection Holds - Retrieve Balances Due - Obtain Delinquent Return Information - Request Transcripts - Release Bank Levies and Wage Garnishments - Meet Deadlines - Negotiate and Coordinate Taxpayer...
Global company is looking for an attorney with strong commercial and technology contracts experience; candidates must have experience with master service agreements and licensing; ideally will have international, cross-border and SaaS experience as well. This is a long term temporary position. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled...
Senior Litigation Attorney Kane, Ballmer & Berkman - a 12-attorney Downtown Los Angeles public law firm seeks Senior Litigation Attorney. Excellent analytical & writing skills required. Minimum 10 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications....
# of Positions 1 Job Type Professional/Technical Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an empl...
The Orlans Moran is a family of law firms and real property focused companies offering sophisticated products and services through highly efficient processes, innovative technology and skilled team members. We are currently looking for a Staff Attorney to grow our expanding team. This position is responsible for reviewing, creating and auditing the contents of legal foreclosure documents. *RI AND...
Company Confidential Centennial, CO
Looking for a Deal Maker in Litigator's Clothing Small Centennial real estate/business law firm seeks attorney who sees litigation as a tool to resolve disputes favorably, rather than as a prelude to an inevitable trip to the courthouse. We are looking for an experienced, effective litigator who can manage his or her own caseload with little or no supervision. Ideal candidates would include solo p...
Mid-size law firm in New York City seeks a residential real estate attorney, 4 plus years of experience, for their thriving practice. The firm maintains a full-service residential real estate practice dedicated to smart, practical and cost-effective counsel. They represent clients who seek the sophistication of a large law firm and the attention of a “personal” lawyer all bundled in a cost-conscio...
The Company Go beyond. At Towers Watson, we are more than individuals. We are a community focused on helping our colleagues and clients thrive and succeed. Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With more than 14,000 associates around the world, we offer consulting, techno...
Vandeveer Garzia, PC, a mid-sized insurance defense firm seeks an associate attorney with experience in civil litigation. No-fault, premises liability and general civil defense experience preferred. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send confidential resume to *****...
Job Title : Commercial Attorney Editor Location : Culver City, CA Duration : Contract Position Requirements: At least six years’ experience working as a California commercial transactional lawyer at a law firm attorney and/or in house counsel, handling a range of general matters in one or more of the areas specified below. Expertise in a variety of commercial transactional and counseling matters,...
Job Description: Full time position based at our west side Administrative Offices. Compliance Attorney (6.14) POSITION SUMMARY: The Compliance Attorney has responsibility for analyzing GHC-SCW compliance issues and operational activities such as research development, training and development of procedural documentation for compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. Additionally, the C...
Position: Associate Attorney Reports to: Regional Managing Attorney/Senior Associate Attorney FLSA Status: Exempt Cost Center: Attorney Revised: 6/5/14 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Attorney will assist firm in developing office and state practice in Louisiana and overseeing collection litigation for the state. Candidates must have substantial experience in the courtroom, in the area of cre...
RICO Attorney Existing and pending lawsuits, we are in the process of changing existing lawsuits to a RICO charge. Could take as little as days but don't see this dragging out. $3MM minimum fee guaranteed upon any settlement. Must start immediately. *****...
FERRUZZO & FERRUZZO, LLP is offering the present employment opportunity: POSITION IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE: Associate Corporate/Tax Attorney to support our mergers and acquisitions, business formation and restructuring, and estate planning practice groups. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTS / RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal Associate candidate will have a minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in a...
Outstanding Software Company is looking to fill a Temporary In-House Corporate Attorney Job in Burlington, MA. This position is a maternity leave coverage that will start ASAP and continue for 4-6 months. Great way for an experienced candidate to work alongside the General Counsel of a fantastic legal group and grow and learn from the best. Pay Rate is very competitive and will be based on experie...
CITY OF SAN LUIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF: ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY (Full-time, exempt) OPENS: Monday, July 28th, 2014 CLOSES: Thursday, August 28th, 2014 SALARY: Negotiable SUMMARY: Under supervision of the City Attorney. Assists the City Attorney in performing the legal department’s responsibilities to the City organization. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: See job description MINIMUM QUA...
Assistant City Attorney The City of Rapid City is seeking an Assistant City Attorney I or II, DOE. Applications and information may be obtained at www.rcgov.org. Deadline to submit application is 4:00 p.m. on 8/22/14. EOE...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA
SEEKING ATTORNEY WITH EXPERIENCE IN PERSONAL INJURY/DUI DEFENSE Due to firm growth, our law firm has an immediate need to hire another attorney. This attorney's primary job will be to file and jury try car wreck cases that we could not get settled. These cases will be filed across the metro Atlanta area and in outlying counties. This attorney will also need to defend clients charged with minor cri...
Concord Investment Counsel, an Irvine based Investment firm seeks an in House Attorney for litigation and management of the firms legal matters related to all of its businesses. The candidate will also participate in the firms economic and investment research. The Candidate must be barred in California, have 3-5 years of litigation experience, and undergraduate degree in economics or finance. Law...
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Resolves legal issues by researching references; initiating and responding to legal actions.
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Maintains organization's stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.
Presents and summarize cases to judges and juries.
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