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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: Immediate need for legal administrative assistant seeking the opportunity to learn and grow in a well-established environment. The ideal candidate will be organized, proactive, and hard-working in supporting a high-level personal injury attorney. Must have at least 5 years experience working in Plaintiff litigation and at least 2 years experience working in medical malpractice. W...
Lee & Hayes, PLLC PATENT PRACTICE CLERK Assists Patent Practice Coordinator with day to day administrative tasks which includes monitoring/ assignment/distribution of work for patent attorneys/agents and client communications as required. Responsibilities: -Assists Patent Practice Coordinator with monitoring workflow and case assignments -Assists Patent Practice Coordinator with preparing cli...
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...
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...
Our prestigious and highly ethical client is often recognized as an employer of choice in Chester County PA. They're a well known financial institution known for their stability and providing a work/life balance environment. A long-term (over a year), temporary assignment awaits professional and skilled individuals with procurement related experience supporting IT needs/requests (hardware, softwar...
LEGAL SECRETARY BILINGUAL JOB TITLE: BILINGUAL LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION/DUTIES: Contact with other office personnel. Contact with Firm’s Clients. Drafting of Professional Letters to Clients, Parties, Administrative Offices, Courts and Courthouses. Faxing of Legal Documents. Other general office duties, including legal research. It may also require heavy mailing of marketing materials, data entr...
Job Specifications At least 1 year of wrongful death and personal injury work experience Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are a must Must be a strong team player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Responsibilities Must have the ability to handle wrongful death and personal injury cases from initial intake to resolution. Perform research and legal analys...
Purpose of the Job This position assists with the application, monitoring, and reporting of state and federal community development grants. Essential Job Functions Administers federally funded community development projects. Prepares contractual agreements between the city and assigned sub-recipients. Maintains appropriate records and documentation in accordance with grant regulations. Recor...
Procurement Attorney Client- global manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Description: We are looking for a Procurement Attorney at our Wilmington, DE headquarters. This is a Contractor position and reports to our General Counsel. Essential Job Functions Responsible for providing legal advice and services to Company on a global basis in connection with all aspects of raw material, logistics (i...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Galleria Area Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Firm seeks pre-litigation legal assistant. The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: Ability to prepare letters, set up claims, order police reports and medical records/billing, prepare settlement statements. Strong communication skills and able to work in fast-paced environment. General clerical/secretarial duties. Bilingua...
Company Confidential Bellaire, TX, 77401
Galleria Area Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Firm seeks paralegal. The ideal candidate will be dependable and independent and MUST have: Personal Injury and Litigation experience. Experience with scheduling & calendaring mediations/depositions, e-filing pleadings and propounding and answering discovery. Bilingual preferred but not required. Confident candidates please fax resumes to (713) 661-706...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75219
Legal Secretary This position is responsible for assisting the firm with any and all secretarial needs, supporting 2 Equity Partners and 2 attorneys. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties within the firm as assigned and/or necessary. Essential Functions: An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential funct...
Primary Purpose: Provides export and import support and is responsible for smooth communications between the department/division and customers, suppliers, and other departments/divisions. Essential Functions: Maintain strict compliance with the regulations and laws of export control as established by US government agencies and other foreign regulations as applicable. Responsible for maintainin...
The DIRECTOR, LABOR RELATIONS is responsible for all labor relations matters and related employee relations matters in their designated area. The Labor Relations Director will be the chief spokesperson in labor negotiations and will be primary counsel on labor contract administration. The Labor Relations Director will advise operations managers on a broad range of employment regulations, their imp...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75219
Business litigation firm seeks secretary with at least four years' law firm experience. Requirements include experience with WordPerfect and Word in a Microsoft network environment and a desire to work in a fast-paced small firm with varied responsibilities. Ideal candidate will have a stable work record, good grammar and punctuation skills, demonstrated success in case management, typing, and cal...
WILLIS LEASE FINANCE CORPORATION Job Description Job TitleCorporate Counsel LocationNovato, CA Summary Corporate Counsel will spend the majority of their time drafting, negotiating, and reviewing agreements dealing with the purchase, sale,leasing, repair and maintenance of jet engines and, to a lesser degree, aircraftand various aircraft and engine parts. They will work closely with foreign c...
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 ...
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: 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...

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