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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.
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.
Job description As a Commercial Lending Attorney you will represent financial institutions and other portfolio lenders in all aspects of commercial loan transactions, including the drafting of loan documents, and due diligence reviewing all information relevant to the borrower and guarantors. You will primarily be responsible for commercial lending matters, mortgage loans secured by multi-family a...
Company Confidential Fort Worth, TX, 76102
ADMIN & PARALEGAL SKILLS NEEDED Immediate opening in downtown Fort Worth for an EXPERIENCED Paralegal/Admin. Candidates MUST: - Have at least 2 years' previous experience drafting legal documents - Possess STRONG time-management skills - Possess STRONG organizational and administrative skills - Have EXCELLENT written and verbal communication skills - Have EXCELLENT attention to detail and ability...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Corporate/Headquarters Location: PA - Malvern Req ID: 124980 Position Title: Contract Manager (Malvern) Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, l...
My client, a top national law firm, is seeking an Intellectual Property Support Manager for its Chicago office. Job Description: This position is responsible for supervising the docket and patent support staff. Incumbent will oversee various docket-related duties and coordinate workflow for the IP Group. This role will initiate and maintain professional contact with attorneys and staff, and must m...
Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin & Booker, LLC seeks associate with: · 5+ years of commercial real estate transactional experience for active real estate practice. · Candidate must be willing to work hard. · Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Send resume to Rob Neadel at *****. We look forward to hearing from you!...
Responsible for maintaining the database system for owned, leased and concession (hotel, airport and other concession) properties in the US. Abstract lease and concession documents (leases, amendments, subleases, concession agreements Review invoices, statements and payment adjustments Manage Hertz'\landlord payment relationship Resolving rent and other payment landlord\tenant issues Additional du...
Cerami Search Group is looking for a Part-time Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant with three to five years of administrative support experience in a law office. This person’s main duties are to prepare correspondences, reports, charts, etc., and to enter, retrieve, and update information. Looking for someone who can handle multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure with knowledge of...
Atlanta law firm has an opening for a full time investigator. Applicant must be able to travel throughout the State of Georgia and work flexible hours and days. This position involves interaction with attorneys and clients on a daily basis. Firm provides a supportive and congenial atmosphere....
Expanding Atlanta Plaintiffs Personal Injury/Worker’s Compensation firm. Great opportunity and solid future for the right attorney. All inquiries are strictly confidential. ....
BERNSTEIN, CHACKMAN, LISS & ROSE Broward County (Hollywood, Florida) A/V rated insurance defense firm is seeking an attorney with PIP experience to manage full load of active PIP litigation files for various insurers. Firm offers competitive salary and benefits. The position provides room for growth and an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, bright and hardworking individual. All inquiries con...
Company Confidential St Louis, MO
Major Corporation seeks 50 attorneys for a document review project expected to last 6 months. Project will start in early January, but interviews are commencing this week. No prior experience, including document review, is required, but you must be licensed and in good standing in ANY State. Please email your resume to us ASAP and refer in the "Subject" line to the "St Louis Project."...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient comm...
Job ID: 1PJX77739 Saint Petersburg office seeks litigation attorney having 3-5 years of experience defending property insurance carriers in connection with a wide range of 1st party coverage matters. The candidate should preferably have sinkhole litigation defense. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us New York office at (212) 232-0277 to confidentially discuss this job. We...
Job ID: 337U77735 Englewood office seeks associate attorney having 3+ years of litigation experience. The candidate will be responsible for case analysis and development, deadline management, document analysis, research and drafting of pleadings, briefs, legal memoranda and correspondence, appearing at hearings and depositions and assisting at trial or trying cases with client approval. Should be...
Prominent national law firm is pro-actively looking for an experienced labor & employment associate in its Los Angeles office, 2 to 4 years out of law school. ALL INQUERIES WILL BE TREATED WITH TOTAL CONFIDENTIALITY. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Los Angeles office at (310) 461-1348 to confidentially discuss this job. We want to help you! Contact the Following BCG A...
Job ID: DU0D77731 Boston office seeks patent attorney having 1-3 years of experience. The candidate must have a strong electrical engineering or physics background. Although this firm bills itself out as full service, it is in fact a well-diversified technology boutique. This medium-sized office is happy to handle corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, and technology transactions, but gene...
Job ID: XLGG77659 Denver office seeks mid-level corporate transactional attorney having 3-5 years of experience in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and financing. The candidate will work on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, entity formation and restructuring. Should preferably have significant experience in mergers and acquisition transactions and debt a...
Job ID: N94W77612 Stamford office seeks attorney having 3-6 years of experience in Connecticut and regional commercial real estate practice including commercial mortgage financing, acquisitions and sales leasing. Connecticut Bar admission is required. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us New York office at (212) 232-0277 to confidentially discuss this job. We want to help...
Job ID: RI2677501 New York City office seeks patent litigation attorney having 3-5 years of experience. The candidate should have an electrical engineering or computer science degree to work on large scale patent litigation matters for technology clients. Should preferably have large law firm or IP boutique experience. Should preferably also be a registered patent attorney. Located in midtown Manh...
Job ID: QM9J77496 Los Angeles office is seeking an employment law partner with a management-side practice in either counseling and/or litigation. Candidate must have a book of business. Although this Los Angeles-based firm boasts a fairly solid full-service practice, its high-profile entertainment department has brought the firm celebrity status and established it as one of the nation’s premier en...
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