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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Company Confidential New Bern, 28563
NewToday.jpg Professional DOWNTOWN NEW BERN LAW FIRM SEEKS: ESTATE ADMINISTRATION PARALEGAL who is highly motivated with 5 years experience and has knowledge of estate tax, probate proceedings and accountings. & DOMESTIC PARALEGAL who is experienced, highly motivated and has knowledge of all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and litigation. APPLICANTS FOR BOTH POSITIONS MUST...
La Porte County Government is currently seeking a part time Clerk for the Recorder’s Office. This person will be responsible for data entry, answer the phone, customer service and other general office tasks. Previous office experience required. Applications are available at www. laportecounty.org or Human Resources, 555 Michigan Ave, Ste 101, La Porte. EOE, M/F/V/D...
Company Confidential Anchorage, 99501
Alaska Court System Jobs for Justice! The Alaska Court System is recruiting for: Deputy Clerk II: Anchorage; $2,896.00 monthly; Closes 8/4/14 Deputy Clerk II: Kenai; $2,896.00 monthly; Closes 8/6/14 Deputy Clerk II - (Part-Time): Valdez; $19.78 hourly; Closes 8/4/14 Deputy Clerk III - (4 Positions): Anchorage; $3,276.00 monthly; Closes 7/30/14 Deputy Clerk III: Homer; $3,276.00 monthly; Closes 8/1...
Company Confidential Fairbanks, 99701
Contract Specialist. Are you passionate about small business and knowledgeable in government contracting? If so, an excellent opportunity exists with the Fairbanks office of the Alaska Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a Contract Specialist. Share your expertise and knowledge with a variety of businesses across the state to better navigate the often complex and difficult process of...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements A successful Corporate...
Job Description: This Litigation Legal Secretary Position Features: ? Highly respected and growing firm with diverse practice areas ? Great office and team environment ? Large growth potential into roles with significant levels of responsibility ? Pay up to $68,000, plus bonuses, benefits and additional perks! Growing and well rounded civil litigation firm in West Los Angeles is in immediate need...
Job Description: Act-1 Legal Insurance is working with a nationally known insurance provider for an in-house legal secretary and paralegal position. This opportunity is perfect for a hybrid candidate who was responsible for secretarial administrative duties, prior to attaining his/her paralegal certificate and working as such in a firm, or in-house, setting. The organization wants a candidate with...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements To be successful in thi...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements 3-9 years of experience...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements To be successful in thi...
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Job Description: This Litigation Paralegal Position Features: ? Great Pay up to $80K Top Los Angeles firm currently seeking an excellent Paralegal with a strong Litigation background Working under the supervision of attorneys and senior paralegals, this position is primarily responsible for the preparation and filing of State and Federal court filings. Representative duties may include research an...
Job Designation Execute a variety of contractual actions, including high­ dollar, complex contracts. Leads meetings with managers and customers. Represents CM organization with peer organizations and customers to develop plans, organize work, negotiate terms, monitor progress, and resolve problems. Serves as team leader for projects or work areas. Participates in the planning, organizing, monitori...
STANLEY Healthcare provides over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000 long-term care organizations with enterprise solutions that transform safety, security and operational efficiency. The STANLEY Healthcare solution set enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Clinical Operati...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38104
Law firm in Memphis looking for paralegal with strong organizational skills and working knowledge of medical records, medical bills, discovery, and other aspects of civil litigation. Minimum of two years of experience in the legal field preferred. Legal secretaries with requisite skills and experience will be considered. Paralegal degree/certificate not required....
Join P.F. Chang's and become our Paralegal at the Home Office in North Scottsdale! Working directly with in-house and outside counsel, this position will be responsible for providing day-to-day support of employment-related legal matters, assisting the human resources team, and on-going compliance and legislative research and reporting. He / she will have a high level of professionalism, confidenc...
Job Description: This Legal Assistant Position Features: ? Established Company ? Great Experience ? Variety Of Duties ? Great Pay $20-25/hour Immediate need for a paralegal or executive assistant to work as a legal assistant in an established company, to gain great experience and variety of duties. Wide degree of creativity and latitude, good judgment and ability to multi-task will be keys to succ...
Job Description: This Legal Assistant Position Features: ? Well Established Company ? Competitive Salary ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $20/hour Looking for a Legal Assistant: Ideal candidate will have Insurance Defense background and or Civil Litigation Will be handling: phones, filing, paying invoices, matters management, data entry and other general office duties. Candidate must be d...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Well Established Company ? Competitive Salary ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for paralegal seeking well established company, competitive salary and professional environment. Insurance defense experience, general liability experience and ability to multi-task will be keys to success in this prestigious organization....
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Established Company ? Competitive Salary ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $30/hour Immediate need for paralegal to work as Legal Secretary seeking established company, competitive salary and professional environment. Strong litigation background, excellent writing skills and dedication will be keys to success in this prestigious organiz...
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