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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: 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=887371 Job Experience: MS...
Company Confidential OAKHURST, NJ, 07755
Job Purpose: Saves attorney's time by researching, obtaining, compiling, and preparing information. Duties: * Researches law sources by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes; initiating patent and trademark searches. * Compiles evidence and supporting information by searching records, discovery documents, transcripts, libraries, and databases; interviewing clients, thi...
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...
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 client, an Uptown Dallas Law Firm, is looking for a Conflicts Coordinator to join their busy team. The Conflicts Coordinator will run searches in the conflicts database to assist in identifying conflicts of interest posed by new work or proposed new hires. Once conflicts search is complete, the Conflicts Coordinator will undertake basic analysis to compile useful results and present them in an...
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...
Client Relations Administrator StoneMor Partners, L.P. is conducting a search for a Client Relations Administrator to join our team at York Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, analytical and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills are REQUIRED. We offer competitive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, L...
Job Description: LEGAL SECRETARY / PARALEGAL ? Civil Attorney ? Fulltime and fast-paced ? Legal skillset required Career opportunity for a professional legal assistant, paralegal, or legal secretary who can provide support for a highly successful attorney in a busy office. Candidate must be prepared for fast-paced days. Need a multi-tasker, strong common sense skills, ability to manage severa...
Job Description: Looking for experienced legal administrative assistant's with a minimum 3 years experience, paralegal a plus. Experience with contracts, draftings, legal documents, leases and/or amendments. Able to take and follow instructions given. If you have the qualified experience please apply today! Must be able to pass an extensive background and drug screen. We are an equal employment o...
Company Confidential Punxsutawney, PA, 15767
Immediate opening for case manager. Candidate is responsible for interviewing, enrolling and orienting consumers. Maintain knowledge of the local job market and job openings to assist consumers. Encourage and mentor consumers to achieve economic independence. Ensures consumer and service data is accurately collected, recorded and reported. **Travel is requried. Position requires 3 consecutive days...
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...
Company Confidential Denton, TX, 76201
Legal secretary with bankruptcy background needed for a mid-sized law firm in Denton County. Must have a minimum of two years bankruptcy experience. Ability to perform a broad range of Clerical and Secretarial duties for more than one Attorney is a must. Also important is having strong grammar, spelling, and editing skills. Duties will include: Screening and directing telephone calls and mail; Pre...
Montrose area Personal Injury Law Firm seeks experienced paralegal to take initial information regarding personal injury claims and to start the initial investigation by obtaining related documentation; such as, but not limited to; accident reports, medical records, etc.. Must be Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Salary commensurate with experience. Benefit package included....
Purpose Works with the Director of Labor Relations regarding all labor relations matters and related employee relations matters in their designated area. Joins the Director of Labor Relations in labor negotiations and will work on labor contract administration. Will advise operations managers on a broad range of employment regulations, their impact on workplace incidents, and general methods of p...
Small, boutique, defense firm in McKinney, Texas, seeks the perfect legal assistant for full-time, short-term (6 mos.) employment with the possibility of permanent employment after that period, depending on the needs of the firm. Applicant must possess a four-year college degree (in any discipline) and/or professional certification from NALA, TBLS. In addition, at least two years of experience in ...
Requisition ID 25113BR Title Brand/Regulatory Attorney Job Category Legal Job Description PURPOSE: Serve as legal counsel to a global healthcare company with a focus on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, and the PhRMA Code; provide general corporate law support (corporate governance, transa...
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...
Requisition ID 24535BR Title Brand/Regulatory Attorney Job Category Legal Job Description PURPOSE: Serve as legal counsel to a global healthcare company with a focus on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, and the PhRMA Code; provide general corporate law support (corporate governance, transa...

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