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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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Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Division : Claims Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Minnesota-Eden Prairie Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details Depending on qualifications, candidates may be considered at either level. Position Objective This position supervises the most complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of pr...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
The WIRB‐Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research. With eight individual AAHRPP‐accredited panels, over 100 experienced board members, and over 60 years of combined experience in protocol and study‐related review, the WIRB‐Copernicus Group brings more expertise to the industry than any other ethical solutions provider. We ...
Legal Secretary/Litigation - Totowa NJ (near Willowbrook Mall) Mid-sized Law Firm (approx 25 employees) seeks experienced LITIGATION secretary. Candidates should be personable, professional and have 3+ years experience with NJ Litigation procedures. Skills should include excellent typing with a high degree of accuracy, dictaphone, spelling and grammatical capabilities. Perfect position for a res...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
A Business Immigration Paralegal job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C. To be considered for this position, you must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a business immigration paralegal. This is a permanent position. Salary DOE. Immigration Paralegal Responsibilities · Perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy....
Receptionist/Errand Person resume/references to: Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. Attn: Office Admin 201 W. Main, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 ***** ALL INQUIRIES STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL...
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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for RN to work 13 WEEK/Night contract paying $50 per hour, plus differentials in L&D compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical e...
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. Growth mandates the need for an additional member of Senior Counsel for our national health care company. This role will be located in our Nashville, Tennessee center of operations. ...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for RN for Seasonal(13 Week) FT assignment in L& D, making $50.00 per hour, plus differentials, who's compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judg...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a L&D RN to work 13 week contract paying $50 per hour, including differentials, whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinic...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Description A professional nurse who coordinates the delivery of nursing care for the patient during the perinatal period. The Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse participates in patient and family teaching, provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. RN License and ...
Description PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - RN - Surgery- 13 Week contract- $40/HR PRN We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expe...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...

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