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.
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Company Confidential Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Fort Worth law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to handle MVA cases. The right candidate MUST have 2 to 7 years’ experience in a high volume plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Experience supervising other litigation support team members is a plus. In order to succeed in this firm, you must have a strong work ethic and know your clients and cases. The right candidate is...
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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....
Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC, a growing IP boutique in Independence, OH (a suburb of Cleveland, OH), is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent with a technical background in either electrical engineering or computer science. Full-time and part-time arrangements will be considered. Law students that are eligible to sit for the patent bar will also be considered. Compensation will be competitive ...
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...
About the Opportunity A financial services firm in New Jersey is actively seeking an experienced Document Review Attorney for a promising position with their growing Legal Department. This is a great opportunity for a diligent and dedicated professional to work on a rewarding project with the possibility for permanent placement. Apply today! Company Description Financial Services Firm Job Desc...
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Civil Collections Attorney Bad Boys Bail Bonds, Inc. is one of the fastest and largest growing bail bonds company in San Jose, California. The company has been in business for over sixteen years with multiple offices in California and has experienced substantial growth. As the second largest bail bonds company in California, we are currently seeking an In House Civil Collections Attorney for our...
Active Kansas and Missouri Bar admission required JOB SUMMARY: Provides representation for clients on complex and/or high-risk legal matters. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Provides related legal advice and services and manages relationships with Claims and Clients. Assists in mentoring of other trial attorneys. Reporting Relationships:...
About Us Long Okura, P.C., is a Utah Family Law Firm. We have been in business since 2007. Rebecca Long Okura is the managing attorney; she has been litigating since 2000. At all times, the firm currently has 4 lawyers, and an in-house lawyer-mediator. We focus on divorce, paternity, grandparent's rights, mediation services, adoption, and other family law issues. We also do Probate litigation and...
RMKB's Redwood City office is currently seeking an associate with 5-6 years experience in commercial litigation and employment law. In addition to a collegial working environment and excellent support staff, we offer competitive salary, bonus program and benefits. Highly-motivated candidates with exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills....
Dallas office of leading national law firm seeks a 3-6 year Corporate Associate. Firm is a nationally recognized industry leader and serves businesses worldwide on a wide variety of complex corporate issues. Candidates should have excellent credentials and relevant experience. Specific skill set includes experience in a variety of corporate matters such as public and private securities offerings,...
Company Confidential Raleigh, NC, 27615
Associate Attorney specializing in Personal Injury and Litigation Description: Must be able to work in a fast paced, high volume, team environment Responsibilities will include the review and management of injury cases, negotiation of claims, and litigation of cases as required. Requirements: 10 years experience; Excellent written and oral communications, customer service, organization and comp...
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...
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...
Our client is seeking attorneys fluent in written Italian for a document review project starting this week and expected to last 2-3 months. The work site will be in Center City Philadelphia. Excellent pay rate. Must be a licensed attorney in any U.S. State. Interested and qualified candidates should please contact Beacon Hill ASAP. Find Us on Facebook! Follow BeaconHillLegal on Twitter! Beacon...
Company Confidential St Louis, MO
Metro St Louis insurance defense firm, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking an attorney with at least 3 years’ experience, licensed in Missouri and Illinois and the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. Applicant must have a good academic record and an interest in trying jury cases in both states. Applicants should submit a current C.V. and contact information wi...
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14221
Small prestigious WNY suburban law firm seeks an Elder Law/Trusts & Estates Attorney Associate. We are looking for an organized, highly motivated and detail-oriented person to join our progressive, innovative, and growing Elder Law practice. Duties & Responsibilities: • Advise clients concerning Elder Law, Trusts and Estate matters and transactions. • Advise clients on Medicaid Planning and ass...
The Attorney Auditor reviews legal and non-legal invoices on behalf of our clients for services provided to insurance carriers, corporate legal departments and government entities. The auditor will apply client specified billing guidelines and/or Generally Accepted Principles and Standards (“GAPS"). This position can be based in our Marlton, NJ or Wilton, CT office. There is also a remote positio...
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$50,000.00 - $250,000.00
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Resolves legal issues by researching references; initiating and responding to legal actions.
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Client Contact Skills
Prepares legal positions by researching transactional matters.
Advises clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
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