Entry Level Attorney Jobs

Entry Level Attorney Overview


Attorneys represent, advise and act as advocates for the government, businesses, and individuals regarding legal issues and disputes. They often perform legal research and analysis of law regulations along with preparing legal documents, such as contracts and lawsuits. Many times, attorneys specialize in an area of law like litigation, tax, securities and family law. Law students gain hands-on experience by working in practice trials under supervision of seasoned attorneys and by participating in school legal clinics. Many secure summer jobs in corporate legal departments or law firms to gain more practical experience. All of these experiences can help lead to entry level attorney jobs after graduation. Newly hired attorneys typically start out as associates in law firms and work with more experienced attorneys. After several years of experience, some attorneys go into their own practice, become partners in established law firms or work for legal departments in large corporations.

Education to Become an Attorney


It takes seven years of study to become an attorney: four year of undergraduate work and three years of law school. Aspiring attorneys are required to graduate from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association. This ensures that the curricula meets industry standards. Just about all schools approved by the ABA require candidates to take the law school admission test for admission. Upon graduation from law school, all students must take and pass the state’s written bar exam for license to practice as an attorney. Admittance to the bar may vary by individual states, and it’s best to review the state’s individual requirements.

Entry Level Attorney Job Market


The demand for attorneys will grow by 10 percent through 2022. Individuals will continue to need these professionals. Positions will also open up in law firms and legal departments for large corporations such as insurance companies, financial organizations, healthcare organizations and consulting firms.

Entry Level Attorney’s Salary


Statistics reveal that the median annual wage for attorneys was $113,000 in 2012. The top 10 percent made more than $185,000, and the lower 10 percent earned less than $54,000.
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22 Entry Level Attorney jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential El Segundo, CA, 90245
California Attorney – Entry Level Established, high-level plaintiff’s practice is looking for an Attorney with a strong desire to be involved in our firm's whistleblower and complex litigation practice in the Los Angeles area. Candidates should have a strong academic record. Candidates with limited or no experience are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to candidates with civil lit...
Busy Administrative Practice needs attorney for immediate hire. 40k/salary-One year commitment....
FirstLawJob.com has law firms seeking entry level attorneys, admitted or admission pending the New York Bar to work on litigation matters. Candidates should be diligent, motivated, organized and will take pride in exceeding the expectations of clients in a great learning environment. Excellent client relation skills are essential. Salary to commensurate with experience. Essential Duties & Respons...
FirstLawJob.com is a national legal job-search firm specifically devoted to law students, recent law graduates and entry level attorneys who are ready to launch their legal careers. Our Founder and President an attorney developed FirstLawJob.com to meet the demands of thousands of law students across the country that were not recruited out of law school. At FirstLawJob.com we work with all indivi...
FirstLawJob is a national job-search firm specifically devoted to law students, recent law graduates and entry level attorneys who are ready to launch their legal careers. Our Founder and President an attorney developed FirstLawJob to meet the demands of thousands of law students across the country that were not recruited out of law school. At FirstLawJob we work with all individuals whether your...
FirstLawJob.com is a national legal job-search firm specifically devoted to law students, recent law graduates and entry level attorneys who are ready to launch their legal careers. FirstLawJob.com was created to meet the demands of thousands of law students across the country that were not recruited out of law school. At FirstLawJob.com we work with all individuals whether your GPA was 2.0 or 4....
ATTORNEY - Entry Level - Depositions, Negotiations, Motions Practice QUALIFICATIONS 1. J.D. - WA Licensed 2. Interpersonal Skills and Professional Demeanor 3. Ability to learn on-the-job 4. Traits: Diligence, Maturity, Humility, Professionalism, and Good Judgment 5. Strong desire to Learn 6. Ability to Negotiate 7. Draft Briefs, Motions, Letters 8. Ability to Handle Depositions, or a stro...
Company Confidential NEW YORK, NY, 10036
Business immigration law firm seeking entry level attorney. No experience necessary. Will train. Excellent writing and organizational skills a must. Salary in low $50s. Send resume and writing sample....
We are seeking a part-time entry-level attorney with Pharmaceutical industry/Health Care experience to become part of our team at our corporate headquarters in New Providence, NJ. This attorney will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO) supporting the Contracting Department within Field Operations. The Contracting Department offers industry leading...
Job Summary: This is an entry-level attorney position supporting Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live and any other programming produced by the production group. Roles & Responsibilities: Reviews show segments for broadcast on various media platforms which includes viewing segments, web articles, video and reading scripts for potential copyright infringement, trademark infringement, defam...
Marten Transport Burbank, CA
Job Number 18205BRJob Title AttorneyBusiness Segment NBC EntertainmentSub-Business NBC Ent Business OperationsPosting Category Legal & Business AffairsAbout Us NBCUniversal is one of the world s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of ...
NBC Universal Burbank, CA, 10112
Job Summary: This is an entry-level attorney position supporting Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live and any other programming produced by the production group. Roles & Responsibilities: Reviews show segments for broadcast on various media platforms which includes viewing segments, web articles, video and reading scripts for potential copyright infringement, trademark infringement, defam...
NBC Universal Burbank, CA, 91506
Job Summary: This is an entry-level attorney position supporting Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live and any other programming produced by the production group. Roles & Responsibilities: Reviews show segments for broadcast on various media platforms which includes viewing segments, web articles, video and reading scripts for potential copyright infringement, trademark infringement, defam...
City of New York, NY New York City, NY, 10008
Job Description The New York City Law Department seeks an entry level attorney for the Workers' Compensation Division. The position involves representing the City of New York and other related entities before the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. Division attorneys handle matters involving City employees whose claims for benefits are pending before the Workers' Compensation Board, appea...
GoInhouse Burbank, CA
About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stati...
FirstLawJob.com has law firms seeking entry level attorneys, admitted or admission pending the New York Bar to work on litigation matters. Candidates should be diligent, motivated, organized and will take pride in exceeding the expectations of clients in a great learning environment. . Excellent client relation skills are essential. Salary to commensurate with experience. Essential Duties & Respo...
Robert Half Gurnee, IL
Description Our client, a firm in Gurnee, is seeking an entry-level Attorney with at least 3 months of Bankruptcy experience. The ideal candidate will be licensed in Illinois, has strong legal research and writing skills, has exceptional organizational skills and can work independently with little to no supervision. This position is temporary to hire. Salary $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 per year...
FirstLawJob.com is a national legal job-search firm specifically devoted to law students, recent law graduates and entry level attorneys who are ready to launch their legal careers. Our Founder and President an attorney developed FirstLawJob.com to meet the demands of thousands of law students across the country that were not recruited out of law school. At FirstLawJob.com we work with all indivi...
FirstLawJob.com has law firms seeking entry level attorney in the New York metro area. For more information and to apply please visit us at http://www.firstlawjob.com...
Robert Half New York, NY
Description Midtown law firm looking for entry-level attorneys with workers' compensation and social security disability law background. Candidates should have at least one year of law firm experience. Law School coursework, internships and/or legal clerk work is preferred. Please send all resumes to *****. Salary DOE...

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