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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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DIRECTOR OF CONTRACTS/PROCUREMENT Job Summary: The Director of Contracts enables the ELC to comply with all statutory and contractual obligations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develops annual outputs and illustrates results utilizing the Coalition’s performance management system/dashboard/scorecard. Drafts and facilitates the release and management of all procurements, including but...
Company/Industry: Personal Injury Law Firm Location: Jacksonville, Gainesville & Orange Park, Florida Job Type: Case Manager Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree Compensation: Salary plus Bonus Experience: 3-5 years of Auto Adjuster or Case Manager Experience Farah and Farah a large personal injury law firm is looking for an articulate professional to work as a Case Manager. This is an e...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Eager to leverage your commercial litigation experience? Thrive in a face-paced environment? Interested in a professional company culture? If so, we need to talk! Commercial Litigation Paralegal In this mission-critical position, we will rely on your strong work ethic and your commitment both to our firm and our clients to perform the following: Job Duties: Prepare litigation cases from ons...
-IP DOCKET CLERK- Thompson Coburn LLPhas a non-exempt position available in our St.Louis office for afull time Intellectual Property Docket Clerk with a minimum of one year of law-related experience with exposure to Litigation or Trademarks/Patents. This position requires candidates to perform repetitivedata entry withaccuracy and high attention to detail.Preferred applicants will have an Associa...
Overall Purpose: This Corporate Manager Income Tax Compliance will support the Lead Tax Accountant. The analysis and interpretation of existing and upcoming tax legislation (federal, state, local and foreign) to identify opportunities to minimize the organizations legal tax liabilities. Responsible for developing and implementing tax systems, policies, methods and procedures to compile informati...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Description The Contracting Clerk is responsible for assisting with contract administration, other projects and administrative duties as assigned. The position requires the ability to effectively manage multiple projects, and provide administrative support to management. Qualifications Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, database access) Strong communication and organization...
Description The Hospital Compliance Officer is responsible for managing the implementation of Tenets Ethics and Compliance Program in his or her assigned hospital. The Hospital Compliance Officer also serves as the privacy officer for his or her assigned facility(ies). The Hospital Compliance Officers general duties and responsibilities encompass implementing Tenets systems, processes and policie...
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...
Division : Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Missouri-Kansas City Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Experience working in an office dealing with Insurance Defense for Personal Injury cases is a plus. Position Objective Performs specialized support and administrative duties for the Litigation and/or Supervision unit(s) within the Claims Legal division. The support duties requ...
Division : Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Missouri-Kansas City Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Persons who have experience handling Personal Injury Insurance Defense cases are encouraged to apply, and jury trial experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to practice law in both MO and KS. Position Objective This position personally handles moderately complex litiga...
M.G. McGrath / AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing Contracts Manager Position Description Title: Contracts Manager Status: Exempt Reportsto: Senior Leadership of MGM and AMG (CEO, President, CFO, GM) Job summary Assist and support business leaders in the review, negotiation, management and administration of construction agreements between MGM / AMG and its customers, subcontractors and ot...
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...
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...
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...
Assistant State's Attorney I Is responsible for duties associated with various legal functions of the agency. Legal Assistant I is responsible for clerical, technical and paraprofessional activities in support of agency legal staff. Highway Maintenance Worker II This position is for Burleigh County’s Sterling shop located in Sterling, ND. Must possess a clean ND Class A driver’s license with a tan...
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...
Ajilon is seeking a few LEGAL ADMIN's for a job in Somerset, NJ! This project will last for about a month and requires candidates with experience with: Redlining/redaction (proofreading and editing documents for publication) PACER program Very detail oriented Ability to work in a very fast paced environment This project will start ASAP on a temporary basis with an hourly rate of $12-13/hr ba...
Description SUMMARY: Reviews, obtains necessary information and, as appropriate, prepares contract packages for review and approval. Follows all regulatory requirements and Tenet Policies and Procedures regarding contractual agreements. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are r...

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