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.
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...
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...
Special Counsel is seeking a litigation attorney with a background in trucking cases. This is a part-time position, perfect for attorneys who currently have a practice and are interested in supplementing their income. The job would initially entail drafting pleadings, motions, preparing discovery and doing research. The position is out of Conshohocken but individuals who can only work remotely are...
JOB SUMMARY: Provides legal representation for clients in matters of higher-risk. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services Fosters and develops relationships with Claims. Might assist in mentoring other trial attorneys and paralegals. RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Managing...
A national EB-5 regional center is seeking a SENIOR IN-HOUSE EB-5 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY to join our growing and dynamic business. The incumbent will assemble I-526 petitions including source of funds documentation, ensure compliance with I-829 petitions and I-924A regional center applications, and conduct annual reporting activities. The incumbent may also assist with the preparation of marketing ...
Do you consider yourself the "best of the best?" Want to be a part of something truly unique? Michael Sullivan & Associates LLP is setting the bar high with regard to the way it serves its clients and settles its cases. We are changing the way that Workers Compensation cases are being settled in the State by setting new standards and impacting the way these types of cases are being resolved. As we...
Are you ready to explore the corporate side of retail? The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, operating four major divisions -- Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United States; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In late 2012, we acquired Sierra Trading ...
Leading Solano County Law Firm is looking for a full time family law associate. Applicants must have between two (2) and five (5) years of family law experience. Candidates must posses the following: - Licensed with State Bar of California; - Familiarity with all Family Law Judicial Council Forms; - Experience with Dissomater program; - Experience with deferred compensation accounts, and exper...
Small St. Louis transactional firm seeking high energy, highly motivated associate attorney. Associate will be working under another attorney and providing support including an initial interpretation/summary of our clients’ estate planning documents such as trusts, wills, and powers of attorney; researching federal and state level estate, gift, and inheritance tax matters, as well as other estate...
Company Confidential Hillsborough, NJ, 08844
Minimum 2 years experience required. Busy mid-sized firm in Central New Jersey specializing in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Defense. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume via Monster....
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
Associate Attorney – 2-5 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth Job Descriptions: Develops case strategy by predicting how law applies to client's situation · Identifying and evaluating legal options · Preparing briefs and memoranda, including legal issues raised by the client's situation, legal rules governing the situation, and how the rules apply to the situation · Providing explanations of...
Dallas Personal Injury Law Firm seeking to fill a Trial Attorney Position. Must have 5 years of experience. Bilingual (Spanish & English) is preferred. Salary is based off of experience. If interested please send resumes to *****...
Special Counsel is the largest full-service legal staffing company in the United States, and we are currently looking for actively licensed attorneys in any state to fill a full-time temporary document review attorney job with a large and well-respected firm in St. Louis, Missouri. If you have experience using Relativity and billing time this may be a great fit for you. The pay rate is $20/hr. Te...
Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake City, UT, 84150
Job Opening Title: Property Tax Attorney Job Opening Number: 116366 Job Summary: A law degree with emphasis in real estate, investments, business, finance or accounting would be perfect for this position in the Tax Division. Job Family: Finance & Accounting Location: UT-Salt Lake City Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Purposes: Finance employees receive, account for, mon...
Company Confidential Williamsville, NY, 14221
Small, prestigious suburban law firm seeks an Attorney Associate. We are looking for an organized, highly motivated and detail-oriented person to join our progressive, innovative, and growing general law practice. Duties & Responsibilities: • Advise clients concerning Elder Law; Trusts and Estate matters and transactions; Medicaid Planning and asset protection. • Support firm partners in crimin...
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Summary This role could be filled by an experienced Paralegal or junior Attorney. Technical experience and business acumen are equally important in this client facing role. Acute attention to detail and high quality deliverables are paramount. This role will last a minimum of a year. Client Details Our client is one of the world's premier provider and manufacterer of pharmaceuticals Descriptio...
Corporate Transactional Attorney Special Counsel, Inc. is searching for a corporate transactional attorney in St. Louis, MO. Our client is looking for a well-rounded professional with a strong background in technology and software licensing to join its team. This is a temporary position and is expected to last for one year. An active law licenseisrequired. This local in-house opportunity will off...
My Client is huge Fortune 500 financial services firm, due to growth they are looking for two contract/ transactional attorneys for a contract manager role. They will be responsible for learning and understanding hardware, software, maintenance, and service contracts. Additionally, the ANALYST will create, negotiate and incorporate contract amendments, renegotiating the contract, if required, to ...
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