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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: Act-1 Legal Solutions is assisting its client with expanding its current roster of talent with new partners for its Los Angeles and Orange County offices. The nationally recognized law firm is a full-service litigation firm with a concentration in construction defect and environmental disputes in its LA office, but remains open to hiring attorneys from any area of practice for the...
Job Description: Growing Shreveport Law Firm is looking for a attorney with 3-5 years experience in Criminal & Personal Injury Law. Good downtown location, great staff, firm has benefit plan. Busy firm with great staff. Apply Today. 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 o...
A Litigation Secretary/Paralegal Job is immediately available through Special Counsel in Phoenix, AZ! This notable Phoenix law firm is seeking an individual with a minimum of three years of experience. If you have a “can do” attitude and has experience in Employment litigation then you’re the ideal candidate. This Phoenix firm provides a highly attractive compensation and benefits package. Respons...
Job Description: Immediate need for an experienced Litigation Paralegal seeking well known firm. 5 + years litigation experience with trial prep from beginning, through the trial and close, 2 + years in the Florida court system, familiarity with Federal and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Florida Statutes and other federal and local rules and procedures, experience preparing pleadings, depos, in...
Job Description: Small Boutique Legal Firm has an immediate need for a Tax Assistant!! The ideal candidate will have had experience assembling tax data required for federal and state income.?Responsibilities will include maintaining and organizing tax files, records and statements of clients, review IRS and state notices associated with client tax returns and determine and take action on appropria...
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Adams, Morris & Sessing is looking for tenacious and talented self-starters.​ In addition, we are seeking individuals who are original thinkers, possess the drive to achieve quick results with an attention to detail, and have the capacity to assume increasing responsibility. Job Responsibilities: Provides legal assistance to attorneys.​ Prepares and files documents with a...
Two paralegal positions available at premier downtown personal injury law firm. We need a paralegal to work on cases involving medical malpractice, mass torts and personal injury. Also looking for paralegal to join our client intake department. Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus but not a requirement. We are looking for the right candidates that have either a few years experience or a recent graduate wh...
Downtown Des Moines Law Firm seeks a full-time legal assistant to start immediately. Real estate and probate experience preferred, although not required. This candidate will serve as assistant to 2-3 attorneys. The ideal candidate is thorough, professional and highly organized. Benefit package includes medical, life and long term disability insurance and 401(k), as well as a parking allowance. Sal...
Company Confidential Beachwood, OH, 44122
Legal Secretary Busy small eastside (Beachwood) law firm seeks a permanent full-time Legal Secretary with a minimum of 5 years of law firm experience (preferably corporate law, tax, real estate and/or estate planning). The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Candidate should be comfortable prioritizing workloads, have a high...
Our client, a rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and consulting firmis seeking anERISA and Compliance Attorney to join their employee benefits consulting and brokerage team as National Benefits Compliance and Consulting Leader. Reporting to theleadership of the Employee Benefits Division and the General Counsel, the ideal candidate will advise and manage the ERISA and Health Care Complia...
Company Confidential West Los Angeles, CA
Are you a trademark paralegal who is ready to go in-house? Our client is a fun and vibrant Westside company with an exciting opportunity for a paralegal with at least 3 years of intellectual property experience. This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment for a cutting edge established company. The ideal candidate will be a paralegal who has been doing IP in a large law firm environ...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75231
Small stable law firm in the Dallas, TX, Walnut Hill/Central area seeking a legal assistant. We are a firm dedicated to our clients and need a candidate that will portray our philosophy and client driven attitude with a friendly spirit. We offer a business casual, non-smoking environment and paid parking. The ideal candidate MUST be: punctual, reliable, friendly, a can-do, out-going, team oriented...
DEPARTMENT: HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SALARY: Will be discussed during Departmental Interview Based on 26 Pay Periods EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Must be a certified paralegal. Certified paralegal certificate must have been earned from an ABA (American Bar Association) approved paralegal education program. Must have five (5) years of experience as a paralegal or a Bachelor’s Degree. Exce...
Employment Attorney for Corporate Legal Department Job Label:PANDLGL Panduit, an aggressively growing global company, seeks an employment attorney to join its legal team at its world headquarters in Tinley Park, Illinois. The attorney must have working experience with all Federal laws impacting the employer/employee relationship, including the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, WARN Act and Title VII of the C...
Global corporation is looking for an ERISA Attorney for a long term temporary job. Candidates must be admitted in NY and must have 5+ years ERISA experience, including pension, retirement, health and welfare experience. Candidates will also ideally have a strong academic background and large firm or in-house experience. This is a great opportunity to work with a company that is a leader in their i...
Roseland based law firm has an immediate need for a professional experienced Litigation Paralegal/ Legal Assistant. Successful candidates will have 3+ years litigation experience and be proficient in filing motions, briefs, and various court documents. Requirements: Litigation experience (knowledge of foreclosure, a plus) Excellent communication and organizational skills Degree and/or Paralegal Ce...
The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) seeks a staff attorney to work on legal issues affecting adults and children with disabilities, including preventing abuse, neglect, discrimination, and unnecessary institutionalization, and ensuring access to appropriate physical and behavioral health services, special education, and other community-based services. The position requires work on...
Litigation Legal Secretary Galleria area litigation law firm is hiring a legal secretary with 2 to 7 years of litigation experience for partner level. This position will handle complex commercial litigation with extensive client handling; travel arrangements; calendaring; discovery and trial preparation; and heavy document preparation. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years of litigation experi...
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a market leading specialty law firm headquartered in Washington, DC , is currently looking for a Corporate Practice Assistant, whose main responsibilities include performing delegated projects and substantive paralegal tasks for the Corporate and Finance Group and administrative/secretarial support for assigned attorneys in the Stamford, CT office. Some of the paralegal resp...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...

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