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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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Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=870191 Job Experience: Ty...
Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 65,000 people employed by UHS’ subsidiaries, UHS’ business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthc...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility 1. Performs all duties of contract administration, including negotiation, correspondence, documentation, certification, financial reporting, and product delivery for major contracts. 2. Negotiates contract terms from proposal stage to project close-out in accordance with relevant regulations. 3. Coordinates approval of negotiations, contra...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Legal Assistant Small law office in downtown Akron seeks experienced Legal Assistant who is proficient in Word, proof reading, spelling, and attention to detail; types at least 70-75 wpm, able to do machine dictation, has extensive experience in litigation and preparation of court pleadings; has good phone etiquette and deals well with people; familiarity with appointment scheduling; able to...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Contract Support Assistant position provides all forms of contract-related administrative support through all phases of contract award, administration, and closeout. The Contract Support Assistant will perform a range of contract administrative functions leading to compliant and responsive contract awards, modifications, invoicing, and othe...
Posting date: May 19, 2014 Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with Company policies and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems procedures. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all domestic (US FDA) standards, International (ISO) standards and foreign governments regulations that apply and for providing regulatory guidance and assistance to all Microbio...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Purpose of Job: Manage CMC related regulatory support for key clients, from clinical trials through post approval and lifecycle management. Le...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Purpose of Job: Manage CMC related regulatory support for key clients, from clinical trials through post approval and lifecycle management. Le...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Healthcare Advocate is responsible for the successful program design, compliance with ne...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Purpose of Job: Manage CMC related regulatory support for key clients, from clinical trials through post approval and lifecycle management. Le...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Paid Benefits ? Paid Holidays ? Career Development Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career as a Paralegal in Denver, CO. QUALIFICATIONS ? Paralegal certificate. ? At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. ? Automated litigation support e...
Listing provided by: The Standard Speaker, Hazleton, PA Times-Shamrock Communications Monster Partner Products: thetimes-tribune.com citizensvoice.com thedailyreview.com standardspeaker.com republicanherald.com newsitem.com progress-index.com PARALEGAL The Seach Law Offices Seeks A Litigation Paralegal. Please Forward Resume & References To: ***** ALL INQUIR...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
Job Description: We?re looking for an experienced Legal Assistant to join our team. This position includes supporting paralegals and attorneys in a fast paced environment. Some of the responsibilities include but not limited to: opening and closing files, drafting letters and pleadings, other clerical duties, and heavy calendar management. Candidates must be professional and possess strong comput...
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include any combination of the following tasks: Secretarial • Current General Litigation skills. • Drafting, redrafting and formatting legal documents such as motions, affidavits, pleadings and other legal documents; • Transcribing dictation; • Timekeeper time ent...
LEGAL Docketing Specialist A fast-paced intellectual property law group in the Utah County Office of a large Salt Lake City-based law firm is seeking an experienced FT Docketing Specialist with experience docketing patent and trademark matters. The ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, professional demeanorand be a motivated self-starter. Careful attention to detail and the desire an...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Litigation Paralegal in its Houston office. All candidates must have: · A Bachelor’s Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program · At least five years of prior litigation experience · Familiarity with real estate litigation and title is preferred · Strong organizational, interper...

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