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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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FOREIGN LANGUAGE ATTORNEY REVIEWERS NEEDED! Licensed Attorneys Fluent in Chinese, Korean, and Hindi Needed for Document Review Projects! DOCUMENT REVIEW IN RICHARDSON. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS, A WELL ESTABLISHED AND FAST GROWING COMPANY HIRING FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS IS SEEKING ATTORNEYS WHO ARE FLUENT READING AND SPEAKING CHINESE, KOREAN, AND HINDI, BOTH TECHNICAL AND BU...
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...
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...
Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Our corporate client in the south Jersey area is seeking a temporary attorney for a long term project supporting the legal department in the review of advertising and marketing materials. Responsibilities will include: •Reviewing and analyzing advertising and marketing materials including: Online, TV and Print Advertising; Promotional Brochures and Internal Documents •Analyzing advertising mate...
Advance America Traveling Compliance Auditor -Indianapolis, Indiana Advance America Field Auditors enjoy working independently and are self-motivated, driven individuals who love to travel and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment. To be successful in this role, an Advance America Field Auditor must have a minimum of 1-3 years of compliance audit experience, the ability to multi task, a...
Horizon Services is a fast growing Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Drain Cleaning Company, and we are 100% committed to employee engagement. We are seeking a Team Member Engagement Specialist to work out of our Wilmington, DE corporate office. Imagine a career where your creative inspiration can fuel big transformation. This individual will create a better experience for our employees by...
Description: Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacy Benefits Irvine, CA or Eden Prairie, MN 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 organizat...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians) yielding a geographi...
Description: Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacy Benefits Irvine, CA or Eden Prairie, MN 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 organizat...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacie...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Healthcare Advocate is responsible for the successful program design, compliance with ne...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Purpose of Job: Manage CMC related regulatory support for key clients, from clinical trials through post approval and lifecycle management. Le...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Purpose of Job: Manage CMC related regulatory support for key clients, from clinical trials through post approval and lifecycle management. Le...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Purpose of Job: Manage CMC related regulatory support for key clients, from clinical trials through post approval and lifecycle management. Le...

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