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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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Legal Clerk job opening in Downtown San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s top clients has an immediate Legal Clerk job opening on a temporary basis. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and network at a very well-known, high-profile skincare company located in San Francisco’s Financial District, steps from BART and public transportation. The ideal candidate for the Legal Clerk job will...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient comm...
Position Description: We are currently seeking a Bilingual Claims Developer that is fluent in Spanish to support our Social Security Disability department located in Wayne, PA. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Assists claimants before the Social Security Administration with cases pending at the initial and reconsideration levels and has the authority, granted by the claiman...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Business Office Manager with experience in Contracts/ Paralegal for a client in Central NJ. In this position you will be responsible for preparing business/ legal communications, facilitating and tracking compliance initiatives and supporting various departments with other legal related administrative duties. If you are looking for an oppo...
Our client in the Livingston area, is searching for Legal Administrative Assistant to join their team on a temporary basis. This job is available due to a vacancy in their group, and they are looking for temporary assistance while they continue their own search on a permanent level. This job is an excellent opportunity to network with a large, well-known legal group that is hiring!! Job Responsibi...
Patent Support Specialist Needed Pleasant & Sharp Patent Support Assistant needed for a well known Company here in Irvine, CA. The company specializes in Professional Imaging/Cameras/A/V Equipment etc. Job Duties: • Maintain/update patent database, including maintaining docketing information • Assist, as required, in preparing routine legal documents • Provide legal administrative support, as requ...
Company Confidential VALDOSTA, GA, 31603
LEGAL ASSISTANT Legal experience needed for busy law firm. Please send resume to Office Manager, 1108 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA. 31601 and/or call the office at 229-242-6726 to set up an interview....
EDUCATIONAL SURROGATE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Inc. a non-profit, public interest law firm is seeking a full time educational surrogate volunteer coordinator to recruit and train volunteers to assist children in foster care with accessing special education services from the Clark County School District. Candidate will work with low income parents of children with d...
Company Confidential Ambler, PA, 19002
LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL Wide range of duties including, but not limited to, drafting pleadings & routine correspondence; scheduling depositions & meetings; contact with local counsel; clients & Court personnel; e-filing with local Courts; calendaring; and use of legal data base system. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years litigation experience; have knowledge of the PA Rules o...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10018
Excellent opportunity to the in-house legal team of a large corporation. The role offers exposure to a wide range of corporate tasks and initiatives. Ideal opportunity for a law firm Paralegal looking to transition in-house or for a Paralegal looking to join a top-notch, global company. Responsibilities include: - Drafting resolutions, delegations, secretary certificates, and powers of attorney -...
- Handle all facets of general litigation matters, including research, preparing and composing litigation documents, attending trial, depositions and arbitrations, preparing exhibits for trials, composing trial binders and maintaining client information - Provide mentorship and support to more junior Paralegals on staff, particularly with trial matters - Participate in training of new Paralegals a...
Job Description : The Senior Corporate Paralegal involves day-to-day coordination and close interaction with the Associate Director, Corporate Governance, Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Corporate Paralegal for the Corporate Practice Group within a global organization. In this position, s/he will assist in the day-to-day management of a portfolio of international and domestic subs...
Job Description : The main responsibility of the Site Contract Leader is managing the entire Clinical Site Agreement (CSA) process for a number projects, including the development of the study specific CSA strategy with the Sponsor, preparation of the corresponding country specific CSA templates and country specific budgets and also negotiation of such CSAs and budgets with the individual sites lo...
Job Description : The main responsibility of the Site Contract Leader is managing the entire Clinical Site Agreement (CSA) process for a number projects, including the development of the study specific CSA strategy with the Sponsor, preparation of the corresponding country specific CSA templates and country specific budgets and also negotiation of such CSAs and budgets with the individual sites lo...
Job Description : This position involves day-to-day coordination and close interaction with the Associate Director, Corporate Governance, Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Corporate Paralegal for the Corporate Practice Group within a global organization. In this position, s/he will assist in the day-to-day management of a portfolio of international and domestic subsidiaries. This po...
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 corresp...
ICANN has an exciting new opportunity for a Paralegal in our Los Angeles office. The Paralegal will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel, performing Paralegal functions of a variable, complex problem solving and responsible nature which require a significant degree of knowledge, decision-making skills and independent judgment. He/she will prepare drafts of various agreements, certificates...
Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned business. A premier government services company, Laulima Government Solutions offers a full spectrum of solutions that improve the performance and operational effectiveness of our government and Department of Defense customers. Our mission synchronized solutions are designed to deliver exactly what our customers need,...
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...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...

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