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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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NNIT US is seeking talented consultants to support our ambitious growth aspirations within Life sciences consulting. The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing a radical change in their core business in terms of efficient exploitation of IT and use of new technology platforms. We therefor seek new colleagues to join our Life sciences consulting team focusing on Regulatory Affairs. The positions...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Established firm in Garden City is looking to hire a temp to perm Insurance Defense Litigation Legal Secretary. Client is looking for recent experience. You will be preparing motions, demands, notices, stipulations, memorandums of law, subpoenas and answers from a marked up complaint. Client is looking for good pc skills, Dictaphone and billing. Please keep in mind that this opening is a temp to p...
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...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. The position will be responsible for producing financial and regulatory filings on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required. Reports will include continuous tracking of cont...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a/an Litigation Counsel located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: With limited supervision and significant decision-making: Litigation Counsel manages a docket that consists of...
Contracts Manager This position is preferably located at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda, CA or in Santa Clara, CA. About the Company: Wind River is the global leader in the embedded software industry. Founded in 1981, Wind River is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. We are large enough to present a variety of com...
Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Legal Counsel - Commercial Company Contracts San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $140,000 - $175,000 Apply Apply Legal Counsel - Commercial Company Contracts San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $140,000 - $175,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Legal Co...
For immediate consideration, please email your resume to ***** Executive Assistant with Legal Experience Job in Chicago, IL Our client, a professional services organization, is looking to fill an Executive Assistant job in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 years of experience assisting high level executives. The Executive Assistant is responsible fo...
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...
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=882055 Job Experience: Ty...
Job Title: Real Estate Legal Assistant/Real Estate Administrative Assistant Summary:Home Paradise Investment Center is looking for legal assistant in maintaining, organizing, and reviewing legal documents. The candidate must have good communication skills, research skills, and strong organizational skill. Speaking Chinese and English are needed.We are looking for someone who is energetic, a self-...
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COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Majorshopping center development & property management company based in Los Angeles. We offer benefits, growth potential and a positive work environment. JOB DESCRIPTION Negotiate for new leases, lease renewals, lease extensions, lease assignments, rent adjustments, lease proposals, letter of intent (LOI) & other contract agreements, as needed. Prepare, review, complete & ...
Summary This position can be an Associate or Senior Associate. The role will focus on managing a newly created team of paralegals/attorneys. This role will focus on PERM applications, EB-1 visas and employment based green cards. Client will relocate a qualified candidate; therefore, this is a fantastic opportunity for any qualified candidates looking to relocate to San Francisco. High volume ex...
Deputy Chief of Police, Operations US - Franklin Park, IL All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the USA without CP sponsorship. Req ID: 35404 Department:Law & Risk Management Job Type: Full-Time Location: Franklin Park, Illinois Country: United States # of Positions: 1.00 Job Grade: Level 2 Job Available to: Internal & External Deadline to apply: 11/16/2014 PURPOSE OF P...
JOB TITLE: Legal Secretary SUPERVISOR: Commercial Partner DEPARTMENT: Commercial, San Francisco, CA FSLA STATUS: Non- Exempt, 37.5 hour work week SUMMARY: The legal secretary/receptionist position at Withers Bergman is responsible for increasing attorney effectiveness by providing administrative support, information and information management, representing the attorney to clients and others. ...
The purpose of this position is to provide paralegal and program management services for legal and compliance issues, company policies, and litigation management, working with the leads for Global Employment law, Compliance and Litigation. Collaborate with attorneys to develop litigation strategy, manage outside counsel, and respond to discovery requests and case activities Research and draft su...
Attorney Successful moderately sized San Francisco plaintiffs' personal injury firm is seeking a highly motivated individual to become an equity partner. Will be largely responsible for strategic oversight of cases with the ability to expand client base and develop the financial resources to become an equity owner. The ideal candidate will have 10 plus years of experience and a portable book of b...

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