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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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Company Confidential Edison, NJ, 08817
Job Purpose: Legal Secretary with experience in Medical Malpractice/Personal Injury Serves clients by managing cases; supporting trial proceedings, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Organizes cases by establishing and organizing files; establishing calendars; expediting requirements and deadlines; documenting actions. * Develops cases by researching pertinent law; scheduling depositi...
English (United States): Contracts Administrator Posting Description - English (United States): MoreDirect is a profitable $800M+ company focusing on providing technology solutions for the Fortune 2000, located in Boca Raton, Florida. MoreDirect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PC Connection (PCCC), a $2 Billion+ publicly traded company located in Merrimack, NH. MoreDirect offers a wide range of...
Sleep Number is seeking a talented, business oriented individual to lead programs, initiate polices and implement practices to ensure Company compliance with state, federal and local laws and regulations, balancing compliance needs with business and Company strategies in a customer-centric environment. In addition to being involved in a broad range of compliance activities related to the Company’s...
ENTRY LEVEL LEGAL ASSISTANT / NEW APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST Large IP Law Firm in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking a New (Patent) Applications Specialist. Willing to train a college graduate with light legal experience. Report to: New Applications Supervisor Daily Responsibilities: -Filing/processing new patent applications -Preparing formal documents, preliminary amendments, and national phase a...
This position is responsible for assisting and providing administrative support to the Senior Vice President and a minimum of one other legal personnel on the Domestic Home Media Legal team. Responsibilities to include, but not limited to: * Assist in the preparation of certain SVP work product * Internal and external distributions of agreements and correspondences * Answers phones, schedules ...
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...
SUMMARY: This position is primarily responsible for supporting the firm's team of litigation attorneys by performing the following duties. Excellent opportunity to work in a unique law firm environment where dedication is recognized and new ideas are welcomed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Core duties and responsibilities, among others, include the following: · Prepare and process cor...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=882055 Job Experience: Ty...
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...
Posting date: May 19, 2014 Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with Company policies and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems procedures. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all domestic (US FDA) standards, International (ISO) standards and foreign governments regulations that apply and for providing regulatory guidance and assistance to all Microbio...
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 wa...
Family Legal Assistant sought by busy Middletown law firm. Experience, reliability, consistency, strong communication and organizational skills a must. Knowledge of Word, Outlook preferred. Send confidential cover letter and resume to *****....
Associate Corporate Counsel Location: Redwood City, CA Job Type: Contract Our client is a globally recognized investment management firm. Their legal team is seeking an Associate Corporate Counsel to work on various contracts; negotiating, drafting and advising on all technology agreements as well as diverse agreements. Interacting and working closely with executives, clients and managers, this...
Company Confidential Sarasota, FL, 34233
Operational expert with JD wanted. Unbelievable opportunity for the right person. Must have extensive experience in establishing policies, procedures, metrics and KPI's. Must have experience successfully guiding a small to mid sized company through major growth. Looking for experienced operational Director of Operations, COO, or CEO. An entrepreneurial veteran of business. Someone that has overse...
Customer Service Account Manager Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone is a leading personal injury law firm in the state of Massachusetts. We service clients at one of our nine offices conveniently located throughout Massachusetts as well as via our file processing center which is located in Springfield. In the position of Customer Service Account Manager you are responsible for: Direct communicatio...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
Law firm specializing in securities litigation seeks a legal assistant to add to their team. Person must be reliable, possess excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Successful candidate must be willing to take initiative, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint a plus. Dutie...
Position Summary: The part-time counsel provides legal support for all aspects of the company's business, including addressing general corporate matters; drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of commercial agreements; marketing reviews in accordance with FDA guidelines for medical devices; conduct compliance training on AdvaMed, Off-label promotion and HIPAA Duties & Responsibilities:...
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....

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