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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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Our client, a Plaintiff’s toxic tort and pharmaceutical litigation law firm located in uptown Dallas, is looking for a Case Management Paralegal to join their firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation experience (preferably asbestos) in a medium to large law firm. Position requires ability to manage a busy caseload, and work-up numerous personal inj...
IP DOCKET CLERK- Thompson Coburn LLP has a non-exempt position available in our St. Louis office for a full time Intellectual Property Docket Clerk with a minimum of one year of law-related experience with exposure to Litigation or Trademarks/Patents. This position requires candidates to perform repetitive data entry with accuracy and high attention to detail. Preferred applicants will have an As...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77027
Personal Injury law firm with professional atmosphere seeks BILINGUAL (English/Spanish) LEGAL ASSISTANT/CASE MANAGER. Candidate will assist lawyer with multiple duties on personal injury prelitigation cases. General PI knowledge, computer knowledge required, must possess strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, be highly motivated, detailed and organized. Generous benefits package includ...
Job Posting: Legal Administrative Assistant Well established prestigious Clearwater law firm is currently seeking a dynamic Legal Administrative Assistant. This full time entry level position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to grow within our organization. Qualified applicants must have at least two years’ experience working in a law office to be considered. Responsibilit...
Company Confidential South Jordan, UT, 84095
We are looking for an Estate Planning Attorney for our South Jordan office. Candidate must be willing to get their Life Insurance License. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to branch out, but also keep their private practice. Please send us your resume today!...
Our real estate investment company has an immediate opening for a paralegal in our Jackson, MS Office. All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree, or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program, or at least four years of well-documented experience as a paralegal. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills....
GuideStone Financial Resources is a diversified Christian financial services provider of retirement, insurance, investment management, and executive planning products and services to the evangelical Christian community including churches, ministries, hospitals, educational, and other institutions. We’ve been enhancing the financial security of ministers, employees and seminary students for over ni...
Our office is a privately owned financial services company in Blue Ash, Ohio specializing in Legal Collections of consumer debt. We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join our team. This is a fast paced environment where team work is essential to success. We are seeking an individual with entry level civil legal experience and paralegal education that included the rules of civil process for post...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Paralegal in our San Francisco office. The Paralegal will assist attorneys in the clearance and prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademarks on behalf of the Firm's clients. Under the supervision of an attorney, will be responsible for conducting preliminary prosecution for US and foreign trademark applications, registrations, copyrights ...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a global leader in high-stakes matters and transactions, has an opening for a Corporate Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant in its Redwood Shores office. Candidate must have 2 - 3 years of experience working in an administrative capacity (professional services background preferred). Duties include providing administrative support to attorneys including typing, editing a...
PRI is a tenured Executive Recruiting based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently we have a law firm client in search of a Paralegal, in particular, with experience in Real Estate, Estate Planning, Risk Assessment, Wills, Trusts, Partnerships, and working with financial documentation and product lines. If you are qualified and interested, please e-mail an attached Microsoft Word formatted resume to i...
Company Confidential Middle City West, PA, 19103
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience Philadelphia insurance defense law office is seeking a full-time experienced Paralegal for partner. Position focuses heavily on extensive medical record review, preparation of detailed medical summaries, subpoenas, and reports; file organization and review; preparation of answers to interrogatories, discovery responses and arbitration packages. Pr...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77098
Seeking a solid litigation paralegal, experienced with all phases of the litigation process. Proficient technology skills are mandatory-MSOffice Suite including Word, Outlook and Excel. Prefer a 2 – 4 year degree ideally in paralegal studies, as well as a paralegal certificate, but will consider significant paralegal experience in lieu of those qualifications. The successful candidate will be ab...
Summary: This position is primarily responsible for assisting with filing and administrative tasks by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Core duties and responsibilities, among others, include the following: · Printing incoming files; · Photocopying and scanning on copy machine; · Reading incoming documents in order to determine how and where they should ...
Job Description Mount Laurel firm seeking an experienced Foreclosure Paralegal who should possess at least 5 years of foreclosure experience, a stable work history, excellent computer skills and a strong work ethic. The ideal candidate should have strong organizational, communication and analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, a client service orientation and a proactive, can do attitu...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is looking for a Salesforce.com Administrator and Application Specialist to join our rapidly expanding organization. The Administrator will work cross-functionally alongside Senior Leadership Attorney Managers Human Resources Marketing and Business Office professionals in addressing strategic business issues involving Salesforce.com and organizationally utilized so...
Business Unit: The Legal Compliance Organization (LCO) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA provides legal guidance to further KLA-Tencor’s strategic objectives and protect and preserve the legal, ethical and financial integrity and reputation of the Company. With specific expertise in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, employment law, and intellectual property; the LCO offers strategic le...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75251
Associate Attorney Mid-sized AV rated North Dallas law firm seeks an associate with 1-4 years’ experience in areas of general litigation, insurance defense; some experience in bankruptcy is a plus. Excellent writing skills and a desire to support multiple attorneys and a diverse case load in both state and federal courts is necessary for this position....
Company Overview: FMC Corporation is one the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products. FMC is a globa...

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