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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. As our international business continues to grow, we are seeking an experienced Senior International Trade and Compliance Analyst to ensure that the business maintai...
Dynamic fast growing Personal Injury law firm is seeking Law Lawyer/ Discovery Specialistwith the following abilities: ? Draft pleadings ? Draft and answer discovery ? Research ? MSJ responses and preparing MSJ ? Drafting motion in limine and pretrial motions ? Legal research and briefing ? Deposition preparation of clients ? Briefing ? Evidence organization ? Compelling discovery answers ? Genera...
Audit files of associate attorneys to ensure all court and statutory deadlines are met; audit litigation cases to ensure firm is in compliance with all statutes of limitations. Job Description: The Auditor will be responsible for reviewing files of attorneys to ensure court and statutory deadlines are met. Deadlines include but are not limited to: -completion of discovery; -amendment of pleadings;...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is currently seeking highly motivated individuals looking to relocate to Corpus Christi TX. This is a great opportunity for Attorneys looking to join a prestigious law firm with great career paths. Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys offers great benefits paid Holidays Paid Vacation Free Gym Membership and much more. Newly Licensed Attorneys encouraged to apply. Job D...
Currently seekingPersonal Injury Law Attorneyfor our San Antonio location with more than 190 employees now in 5 locations serving clients throughout the nationThomas J. Henry Injury Attorneysis one of the most successful and most respected law firms. For over 25 years of experience we have shown each of our clients that we are committed to getting results and it takes committed dedicated staff mem...
Currently seeking a results drivenPersonal Injury Trial Attorneyfor our San Antonio location. With more than 190 employees in 5 locations serving clients throughout the nationLaw Offices of Thomas J. Henryis one of the most successful and most respected law firms. For over 25 years of experience we have shown each of our clients that we are committed to getting results and it takes committed dedic...
Currently seeking a results drivenPersonal Injury Trial Attorneyfor our Corpus Christi location. With more than 190 employees in 5 locations serving clients throughout the nationLaw Offices of Thomas J. Henryis one of the most successful and most respected law firms. For over 25 years of experience we have shown each of our clients that we are committed to getting results and it takes committed de...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is seeking an aggressive Trial Attorney. Must have extensive plaintiff personal injury experience with numerous first chair trial experience. This position offers Performance Based Compensation giving the right candidate the ability to earn $500000 to $1000000(+) within 12 to 18 months. Given the quality of the case load we expect a very high level of activity that...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneysis a leading Personal Injury Law Firm providing legal help nationwide. We offer great career path opportunities with all the support and stability of a thriving organization. With more than 190 employees in 5 locations we are serving clients throughout the nation Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is one of the most successful and most respected law firms. For over 25...
Currently seeking a full time greeter/receptionist to join our growing team in the Corpus ChristiTX location. Applicant must have the ability to multitask as the requirements are not limited to greeting clients. The chosen applicant will assist attorneys in transcribing sorting faxing and other clerical duties as assigned. Must have great phone etiquette skills as Greeter will direct phone calls t...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is seeking an experienced attorney manager to direct a team of 5-7 associate litigators. The associate attorney manager is a results-driven individual who has plaintiff litigation experience strong interpersonal communication skills and a managerial background. This position pays $75000 annually plus performance-based bonuses. Other benefits include medical vision...
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 was...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, A Professional Corporation has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal in their Birmingham office. All candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program with at least three (3) years of paralegal experience. Prior mediation and construction experience is preferred. Candidates should...
Associate General Counsel II or Senior Associate General Counsel (DOE) Portland, OR Join a company that's actively working to transform the health care system. A place where employees are encouraged to speak up and share innovative ideas. A community that passionately rejects the status quo. We are recruiting for two positions on our legal team. Bring your legal counsel expertise and knowledge to...
Special Counsel currently has an exciting corporate/litigation paralegal job in Philadelphia, PA. Ideal candidates will have at least five years of experience in a corporate environment. This temp-to-perm position is an exciting opportunity to become part of a fast-growing company in Center City Philadelphia. Job Description The primary paralegal in a corporate in-house department Research regulat...
Founded in 2004, Vemma is led by 2014 American Business Awards’ Executive of the Year, BK Boreyko, who supplies his employees with monthly lunches, cash drawings, a game room and much more! Vemma provides our Affiliates and Customers with premium products; an insanely healthy energy drink Verve, awesome coffee Mojoe, a body transforming weight-loss line Bod-e and our core product Vemma. Come to wo...
The Timon Group (A leading executive search firm) is conducting a search engagement for a Junior Associate in New York City Our Client seeks a junior associate to join in-house Legal & Compliance Department. Our client is publicly-listed, fundamentals-based asset manager with $12.4 billion in assets under management in corporate loan-based products as of March 31, 2014. The candidate can be fresh...
Company Confidential Pasadena, CA, 91101
Attorney specializing in Investment Immigration and other business-related matters is seeking a translator/ legal assistant to translate foreign documents into English, and to assist in client correspondence on a daily basis. The candidate must be fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and a good command of the English language. Must have good communication and organizational skills, be willing to work afte...
We are Farmers Since our start in 1928, Farmers has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of our customers with an unwavering commitment to upholding the ideals with which we began by providing industry-leading products and services to the customers we're privileged to serve. Today, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's third-largest insurer of both private Personal Lines pa...
Title: Sr. Counsel of Safety/OSHA Location: Redwood City, CA Reports to: Assistant General Counsel Our client is a rapidly growing alternative energy company headquartered in the bay area. Due to growth, our client is seeking a strong Sr. Counsel who can handle all workplace safety issues and ensure regulations around construction are met to provide a healthy and safe workplace for all employees a...
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