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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 COLUSA, CA, 95932
Colusa Superior Court is accepting proposals from Attorneys Interested in Providing Small Claims Advisory Services pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 116.940. Inquiries should be directed to Court Administration, 532 Oak Street, Colusa, CA 95932 or (530) 458-5149. A copy of the proposed contract will be provided upon request. Compensation negotiable.This ad posted through www.appealdemocr...
Litigation Attorney Busy downtown litigation firm is seeking a Litigation attorney with 3-10 years experience to handle employment and general litigation matters. Applicant must have at least 3 years of employment litigation experience to be considered. Please send cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to Makayla via email at ***** This listing brought to y...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm with 550 attorneys at 31 locations, is seeking a certified litigation paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience preferably in the Employment practice area. Candidates should be familiar with the State and Federal rules of civil procedure and must be able to work independently on discovery, document review, case management, file organization, investiga...
Vice President General Counsel COE Litigation-WD30008132 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and b...
Vice President General Counsel COE Commercial Transactions-WD30008133 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth str...
PSEGLI Records Management Analyst Job Description: Analyze collection content using standard productivity software Review and implement records management practices and systems Develop, refine and document the records management service offering Create and present records management education and awareness programs Analyze content, business process and technology in support of internal clients Int...
Energetic, innovative attorney to advise and represent PSEG Companies before State Regulatory Commissions, including the New York Public Service Commission. Desired Skills: (Knowledge and Experience Required) • Undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate PSEG recognizes institutions of higher education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent. • Admitted to...
Description: Associate General Counsel â UHC Medicare & Retirement â MN Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengt...
Comcast shapes the future at the intersection of media and technology. We create world-class experiences that people love and trust and drive innovation that builds value. We bring millions TV and Internet, entertainment, sports and news, communications and home management, theme parks, television and movies. Comcast brings to life the best of what's to come. Job Summary: Responsible for providing...
Would you like to move to a state with a booming economy and where you get a lot of “bang for your buck” when it comes to housing? If so, now is your chance! Our Client, a Dallas, Texas based law firm that is a nationally recognized leader in plaintiffs' personal injury trial law, is searching for an experienced Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Attorney to join their very busy team. Plaintiff Attorne...
Would you like to move to a state with a booming economy and where you get a lot of “bang for your buck” when it comes to housing? If so, now is your chance! Our Client, a Dallas, Texas based law firm that is a nationally recognized leader in plaintiffs' personal injury trial law, is searching for an experienced Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Attorney to join their very busy team. Plaintiff Attorne...
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, a national law firm with 16 offices nationwide, is seeking a motivated, detail oriented individual for a Regional Office Manager. This is a full time position is primarily located in the firm’s New Jersey office and includes oversight of the New York office. Description The Office Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and administrative functions o...
Overview: This position is responsible for enhancing the daily effectiveness of four (4) litigation attorneys by preparing legal documents, transcribing, formatting, proofreading, entering monthly billing info, faxing, scanning, expense reports, and transmitting encrypted emails to our clients in a timely manner. The main office of this law firm is located in midtown Manhattan. Skills/Qualificatio...
We are a rapidly expanding busy consumer law practice seeking Consumer Attorney with two to three years experience in Bankruptcy, Probate,Civil Litigation and Family law. Please click the apply button below to submit your resume....
THE OPPORTUNITY: The role of Litigation and Corporate Counsel/Attorney is to advise the insurance companies, through the Claims & Litigation Director and senior management, relative to claims on a nationwide basis. This position requires litigation experience with insurance companies, personal injury, professional liability, and property damage. The Litigation and Corporate Counsel/Attorney must b...
Company Confidential Burr Ridge, IL, 60527
Our midsized west suburban law firm specializes in creditor rights and emphasizes top notch quality client services. We are looking to hire additional Legal Assistants on our Team. Our legal assistants work on the computer 95% of their time preparing and updating various legal documents as well as updating client systems on file status. These positions require a strong aptitude for learning, probl...
We are searching for an experienced, organized, proactive individual to fill the position of Litigation Counsel on matters relating to our work for General Electric Company. The candidate will manage and deliver legal services in support of GE’s discovery program for litigation and investigations, will be a member of the Legal Support Solution Leadership Team and advise senior management of discov...
Bressler, Amery & Ross is a mid-sized law firm with over 100 lawyers and offices in four states, offering a broad range of legal services. Based in the firm’s Florham Park office, the Litigation Paralegal will support attorneys in the commercial litigation, insurance litigation and family law practice groups. Primary tasks include: Organizing case files and documents; Case tracking/docketing; Gath...
Major law firms in New York City seek experienced legal proofreaders, legal secretaries and word processors for on-call shift work as well as steady contract work. Some roles could be temp-perm. LEGAL PROOFREADERS must have law firm experience as legal proofreader-cold reads, cross-reference and definition checks. WORD PROCESSORS-must have experience as a word processing operator in either law fir...
Assistant General Counsel We have anopening in our Legal Department in our LeMars, Iowa Office for an Assistant General Counsel. The Assistant General Counsel will be a key member of the Wells Enterprises legal team and will coordinate with our business teams on various initiatives. This position will work on customer contracts, marketing activities, regulatory compliance, and litigation managemen...
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