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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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Description Position Summary: The Order Entry Specialist I role is to process new orders. The Order Entry Specialist I verifies that the Ordering Customer information, and the Billing information that the client provided is correct. Court information, subject information, Opposing Counsel(s) and if applicable Co-Defense Counsel(s) information is also verified, as well as, addresses for facilities...
Are you looking to get your foot in the door at a prestigious law firm? Hochman & Plunkett is looking for smart, enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our growing Workers' Compensation practice. We are a premier Southwest Ohio law firm who has been serving the Dayton area for over 34 years. We also have offices in Cincinnati, Springfield and Troy. No experience in Workers' Compensation is n...
At BBCN Bank, our highly qualified employees are our most valuable assets. Our philosophy is to present innovative banking products combined with excellent service to our customers. BBCN employees exude this belief, as they always make certain that the customer is their first priority. We are always looking for quality people to add to our competent and capable team. BBCN offers various opportunit...
The Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California is seeking applications for a staff Investigator for its Fresno Office. The Federal Defender represents indigent persons charged with or investigations related to federal crimes occurring in the Eastern District of California, with cases in the United States District Court for that District and at the United States Court of...
We are one of the nation's premier law and consulting firms known for quality and extraordinary commitment to clients & integrated, relationship-based services.​ We are notably progressive and entrepreneurial and are deeply committed to diversity, public service, and excellence in all we do.​ looking for LEGAL ASSISTANT (Conflicts/Intake Clerk) willing to learn : Real Estate Law (Complaint,Cross c...
Job ID: 00169611 Location: MI - Troy Education Required: Bachelors Degree Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years Position Description: WE ARE FARMERS Contract Paralegal Troy, Michigan Challenge. Technology. Support. You'll find it all at Farmers Insurance. We offer global resources, industry-leading case management technology and a culture that recognizes the key contributions of paralegals to our succe...
Our Client is looking to hire an Assistant General Counsel to support R&D activities of the organization. Responsibilities will include: - Counsel and guidance to the organization?s R&D groups, including, early stage development, clinical ops, product development, and evaluation of new innovative medicines. - The position will also be responsible for providing contract negotiation and drafting sup...
The Leasing Counsel provides the right opportunity for a Jr. Associate with retail leasing experience to move in-house. This position reports into the Associate General Counsel, Leasing. The Leasing Counsel will be responsible for the following: • Draft, review, and negotiate leases for tri-state locations • Assist in monitoring outside counsel • Negotiate and draft subleases, amendments, and all...
Under the direction of the CCO, manage implementation of the client's records management and retention program aimed at meeting requirements under the client's Records Retention Policy (and any other related Policies, Guidelines and Procedures that may apply). Who we're looking for • Bachelor's degree in an information management-related discipline plus one year related experience - or - six years...
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We are seeking a talented and motivated Contract and Risk Representative for a large renewable energy EPC company. The Contract & Risk Manager will be performing the following: · Revision and supervision of contracts with subcontractors · Implementation and supervision of contractual procedures · Coordination with Legal, Purchasing and Construction · Risk analysis and mitigation The Contract & Ris...
Structred finance attorney with two + years of large law firm experience needed for this premier law firm located in NYC. Extensive experience representing lenders, borrowers and underwriters in connection with secured and unsecured lending facilities, acquisition finance and structured finance matters required. Responsibilities include drafting and negotiating transactional agreements and corpora...
This leading law firm is seeking a litigation attorney to work on mortgage foreclosure cases involving defense of lender liability issues. Candidates should have 2+ years of experience with the mortgage lending industry, foreclosures and/or claims of predatory lending. Addtional experience: Taking or defending depositions. Appearances in New York state court. Strong brief writing skills. NYS Bar A...
Job Description: Prestigious Regional Law Firm with several locations across the Carolinas is currently seeking an experience Workers? Compensation Paralegal. Responsibilities: ? Responsible for all litigation work and Worker's Compensation cases in the office. ? Perform initial client interviews and schedule new and existing client appointments for various case types. ? Prepare and file all the c...
Texas Consumer Bankruptcy and Consumer Rights law firm is seeking experienced paralegals. Experience managing high volume of cases and a thriving in a fast-paced environment. Bi-lingual Spanish speaking applicants preferred. Must be process-oriented and capable of working with the management team to create highly repeatable workflow rules. Must be able to adapt to procedural changes. Looking for a...
GENERAL PURPOSE: The Deputy General Counsel works directly under the direction of the General Counsel in support of the broad range of responsibilities touching on legal affairs for the management of the organization, including but not limited to, ensuring compliance with the PCCA’s Anti-Discrimination policy, and diversity and inclusion in all contracting. As needed, the Deputy Counsel would inte...
Currently McKesson Medical Surgical is seeking a Contracts Administrator to join the Moore Medical team in Farmington, CT. As a Contracts Administrator you will be responsible for the reviewing of acquired and renewal of bid opportunities for qualification and legal restrictions. You will prepare the vendor specific forms with accuracy along with acquiring the necessary supporting documentation. I...
Beacon Hill is representing an international AmLaw 100 firm seeking to add an attorney to its thriving corporate practice group. This person will support a top firm partner, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporpate governance, debt and equity financing, and other general corporate transactional matters. This position is a long-term contract role of an indefinite d...
Prestigious law firm seeks Employee Benefits Associate Attorney with 2+ years of sophisticated experience to join its Atlanta, GA office. Ideal candidates have experience with tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation, equity compensation, and welfare benefit plans, along with strong analytic, writing, verbal skills and excellent academic credentials. Job 4802 GA....
Calling all Intelligence Professionals! Come join our Firearms Intelligence Teams working as a Crime Gun Intelligence Coordinator at several locations throughout the US (Tucson, Miami, West Pam Beach, New Orleans, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Flint, Philadelphia and St. Louis)! Shearwater Systems, LLC, is an emerging specialty consulting firm focused on providing innovative strategic planning, projec...
Prestigious law firm seeks Mergers, Acquisitions and Securities Associate Attorney with 3+ years of experience to join its Atlanta, GA office. Ideal candidates have experience in a large law firm, specifically with securities law and M&A transactions, and excellent academic credentials. Job 4803 GA....
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