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.
Superior Court of California KERN COUNTY Has the following job opportunity available: Senior Attorney / Associate Attorney Recruitment # 040: - This recruitment may close at any time without notice Senior Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,798 - $3,416 bi-weekly Associate Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,591 - $3,138 bi-weekly Appointment depending on experience a...
Damon Morey seeks litigation attorney to work in medical malpractice group. Attorney should have a minimum of 5 years litigation experience with medical malpractice preferred but not required. Excellent law school credentials and NYS bar admission required. Please send resumes to Damon Morey LLP, 200 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1200, Buffalo NY 14202 Attention M. Dalton...
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) ...
Company Confidential Allen, TX, 75002
Trial Attorney – Allen, Texas Law firm with a civil trial practice is seeking a senior level trial attorney with 5-15 years of experience, including experience taking and defending expert depositions. Candidate must also have strong writing and research skills, and be interested in becoming a strong contributor to and/or partner in a growing practice with a national scope. Writing samples and dep...
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...
Job Title : Attorney Editor – (Labor and Employment Law) Location : Philadelphia, PA Duration : 3 + Months Our client is looking for a temporary Labor and Employment State Specialist Editor contractor, with substantial experience in labor and employment law in Pennsylvania. (This is a remote Job) Responsibilities: Write, edit, and update state-specific labor and employment resources, includin...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38117
Established Tennessee law firm seeking an experienced title attorney. Job duties include examination of title and other legal documents to ensure the reviewed documents meet legal and client requirements. Candidates must : * Work in the city of Memphis, TN * Work in a team environment * Possess excellent organizational skills * Excel at paying attention to detail * Enjoy proofreading * Embra...
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 ...
ATTORNEY Public agency seeks candidate to provide legal counsel and represent the District’s interests in high profile public arenas including State and Federal court . Must be graduate of an ABA accredited law school and licensed to practice in Missouri. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years responsible legal experience; including litigation, demonstrated public presentation skills...
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...
We are a full-service statewide law firm currently seeking an Intake Attorney for the Walnut Creek office. POSITION PURPOSE: Intake attorneys work with clients (property owners and managers) primarily via phone to assess the viability of evictions. Occasional trial coverage in CA state courts. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES: Intake attorneys provide legal advice through phone consultatio...
ATTORNEY – BUSINESS PRACTICE – The Paoli office of a well-regarded regional law firm with offices in Philadelphia and New Jersey seeks to add an experienced Corporate/Banking/Real Estate/Commercial Litigation/Business practitioner with an established following to expand and ultimately run the business practice group. Interested candidates should have 8-10 years of experience. Pennsylvania Bar requ...
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...
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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...
Mid-sized full-service national law firm seeks a 2-4 year Real Estate Associate to join their Dallas and Austin offices immediately! Law firm is forward thinking and offers associates true hands on experience with partnership track opportunities. The ideal candidate will have experience with real estate purchase/sale transactions, leasing, title and survey work, real estate for energy transactions...
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 Fairlawn, OH, 44333
Northeast Ohio Law Firm looking to add a Partner with strong business development skills to help grow the practice. Ohio Bar and JD required. Open on market expertise: finance, corporate, institutional, M&A, etc. Must be entrepreneurial, hands on, and have solid business development skills....
LITIGATION ATTORNEY PHILIP M. ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY PLEASANTON Philip M. Andersen & Associates, (In-house insurance defense law office for State Farm Insurance Company in Pleasanton), is seeking an attorney with 5-10 years’ experience in the area of insurance defense. We provide a congenial work environment with a manageable case load, ample support staff and no bi...
Special Counsel has immediate jobs for Italian Fluent Attorneys to work on site in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Below are the project's details. Italian Language Project: Rate: $50/hour, OT at time and a half Pace: 40-50 hour weeks Start: 10/27 Duration: 4 weeks Site: Center City Law Firm Size: 2-5 attorneys Requirements: Attorneys are required to work on site at our client's offices in ...
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Resolves legal issues by researching references; initiating and responding to legal actions.
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Produces write-ups by researching and analyzing laws; drafting opinions.
Supports governmental affairs department by researching regulatory matters.
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