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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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Progressive Leasing is looking for In-House Counsel to join the Compliance Department. We are a consumer lease company that is growing fast with an exciting team environment that is well rewarded. Primary job function will be consumer complaint resolution and would report to the Director of Compliance. This person will research regulations and statutes involving the lease of consumer goods. They w...
Overall Purpose: This Corporate Manager Income Tax Compliance will support the Lead Tax Accountant. The analysis and interpretation of existing and upcoming tax legislation (federal, state, local and foreign) to identify opportunities to minimize the organizations legal tax liabilities. Responsible for developing and implementing tax systems, policies, methods and procedures to compile informati...
Court Program Specialist II (OPS) Apply online at: www.Circuit19.org Posting provided by:...
Large Patent and Trademark Law Firm in Old Town, Alexandria is seeking a Patent Secretary / IP Specialist for a growing practice. Position Description: -Prepare U.S. Patent applications, including Provisionals, Utilities, Designs, Divisionals, Continuation-in-Part (CIP) and 371 (U.S. National Phase). -Process and file Notice to File Missing Parts or Notification of Missing Requirements includin...
CIRCUIT COURT SPECIALIST Must be computer literate. Experience in a legal setting mandatory. Fast-paced paperless environment. Successful applicants will be detailed oriented with proven ability to handle multiple tasks. Excellent benefit package. Send resume via e-mail to Teri Quinn, 13th Circuit Court Administrator at ***** 2014 pay scale $13.23- $19.16 per hour. This job l...
Job Description: This Senior Paralegal Position Features: ? Paid Benefits ? Paid Holidays ? $22.31 per hour Great opportunity for an experienced Senior Paralegal in Memphis, TN. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ? Paralegal certificate. ? At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. ? At least one year of automated litigation support experience. ? P...
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...
METTLER TOLEDO is the global leader in the manufacturing, marketing and service of precision instruments for use in industrial, laboratory and food retailing applications. We have one of the largest Global Service and Sales organizations among precision instrument companies. We are seeking a Service Contract Customer Advocate in Columbus, OH. SUMMARY This position is responsible for acting as an...
Major Healthcare Corporation based in Dallas, Texas seeks an experienced lawyer with a background in managed healthcare law, and extensive contract negotiation skills, to provide legal advice to the Company’s managed care team in connection with payer relations, contract negotiations, contract disputes, and with accountable care organizations (ACOs). The core job functions include: · Understandi...
Job Description: Litigation legal team seeking experienced Paralegal II to join their team supporting a team of attorneys. Must have 3-5 years of experience in a legal environment, preferably in Litigation or Employment law, and have a paralegal certificate. Standard Paralegal duties include supporting and assisting our attorneys with daily duties (scheduling hearings and client meetings, drafti...
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...
The Greenville, SC office of a national law firm is currently seeking a business immigration paralegal to join their team. TOP firm with exceptional reputation! Successful immigration paralegal candidates will have at least three years of business immigration experience that includes working on non-immigrant (H,L,E,TN, etc.) visa cases and green card cases including PERM, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and ad...
NewToday.jpg Office Litigation law firm seeks RECEPTIONIST. Salary and benefits competitive. Send resume to: Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, PA, P.O. Drawer 1006, Jacksonville, NC 28541 or e-mail resume to *****....
The law offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a leading insurance defense firm, is seeking an Associate Attorney for its Philadelphia, PA office with 1-2 years of Workers' Compensation experience to join a growing practice group. Minimum Requirements: · 1 -2 years of experience in Workers' Compensation defense work · Excellent writing skills a must As a regional office of Marsh...
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We have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced legal secretary to work in the real estate department of a law firm in Mount Laurel, NJ. This is a temp to perm opportunity. Responsibilities: Prepare and revise legal documents and correspondence Manage firm files; open and close files according to Records Department procedures Manage attorney calendars, coordinate meetings, schedule confe...
Research & Writing Attorneys Federal Public Defender Dallas, Fort Worth and Lubbock, TX Research and Writing Specialist (attorney) positions with Spanish language proficiency preferred. Refer to http://txn.fd.org under career opportunities employment for complete application details. Closing is November 14, 2014. The Dallas Morning News - 10/29/2014...
Small downtown Cleveland law firm specializing in school law and related fields seeks to hire a licensed paralegal with previous law office management experience. Candidates must possess a strong academic background, current paralegal certificate, excellent written and verbal communication skills, 2-5 years of paralegal/office management experience and familiarity with small office accounting soft...
Temporary Litigation Attorney Job in Princeton NJ Special Counsel is currently seeking temporary litigation attorney candidates who are interested and available for long and short-term projects in the Princeton area. We are seeking candidates with well-rounded expertise practicing in large cases involving complex litigations on both the state and federal level. Vital skills needed include conduc...
Selected as #29 of The 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 2014 by Forbes Magazine, Lannett is the fast-forward leader in the manufacture of generic pharmaceuticals as well as being a one-stop, blend to bottle manufacturer. We are seeking highly talented and self-motivated professionals to join our rapidly growing company. We are seeking detail oriented people to join our Regulatory Affairs Departme...
Special Counsel has a temp to hire Litigation Legal Secretary job in Morristown, NJ, for a law firm client. If you are an experienced legal support professional with exposure to Employment Law, we would love to see you resume! Our client is a reputable and rapidly growing international law firm seeking a top-notch secretary to join its busy team. This firm offers great career growth and developmen...

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