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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 Panama City, 32402
Legal Litigation Paralegal Busy firm seeks dependable, detail oriented full-time litigation paralegal with excellent computer skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, and WordPerfect. Candidate must have excellent organizational skills, be self-directed and be able to multi-task. Send resume to P O Box 2467, Panama City 32402 Web ID#: 34296835...
Company Confidential Paoli, PA, 19312
Busy 2 lawyer firm needs skilled and self motivated legal secretary to join our team. We do primarily estate planning work. Requirements include general secretarial skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask and prioritize. In this job you will support the nonlegal aspects of the practice and do everything from ordering office supplies to scheduling appointments to billing to working wit...
Job Description: This Office Manager/Bookkeeper Position Features: ? Convenient Downtown Location ? Competitive Compensation Package ? Excellent Work Environment ? Great Pay to $42K Immediate need for office manager/bookkeeper seeking convenient downtown location, competitive compensation package and excellent work environment. Quickbooks experience, high integrity, detail oriented and highly orga...
Job Description: Real Estate Paralegal with 3-5 years of real estate experience in a law firm or in-house legal environment, commercial real estate experience is preferred. Must have a thorough knowledge of loan documentation and closing requirements, contract administration, title, survey and entitlements, due diligence review, and title insurance. Candidate must have superior communication and p...
Experienced legal secretary needed for law firm specializing in personal injury. MUST BE BI-LINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH. Experience and knowledge of all facets of handling personal injury cases during the pre-litigation and/or litigation stage. Must have good communication and organization skills and be familiar with WordPerfect....
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, our Los Angeles office is seeking an experienced Litigation Legal Secretary to support our insurance recovery group that is recognized nationally and internationally for its successes in preserving and recovering insurance-related assets for policyholders. Kilpatrick Townsend is one of the nation’s leading law firms, advising a wide range of clients on insura...
Executive Assistant/Legal Clerk Paragraph Summary- for postings that require short description Maya Cinemas North America Inc., and its subsidiaries is looking for an Administrative Assistant/ Legal Clerk who is highly organized and adaptable. The ideal candidate will be working directly to support the CEO, and would provide additional support to the General Counsel and other executives in a fast-...
The Senior Contract Specialist shall provide senior level support and assistance in coordination and oversight of acquisition projects as designated in specific task order(s). The Senior Acquisition Specialist shall possess all of the knowledge requirements delineated below. This requirement is to provide a wide range of professional acquisition and contract support services to the the Agency’s Ac...
The Coordinator of Quality Assurance assists the Director of Patient Business Services and the Patient Business Services’ Management-Team in conducting ongoing objective evaluations of operations and controls within Patient Business Services. Develops institutes and appraises the effectiveness of internal controls and monitoring processes. Develops and maintains analytical and departmental reports...
Job Description: South Bay Company seeks Litigation Legal Administrative Assistant to join the company's Legal department. Legal Administrative Assistant should have experience supporting attorney's in a corporate environment with experience handling litigation. Legal Administrative Assistant should have strong filing and clerical skills, litigation court filing, drafting correspondence, and manag...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions is working with a National law firm to find a talented Legal Calendar/Docket Clerk to join its firm. Legal Calendar/Docket clerk must have 10+ years of litigation docketing experience working in a law firm. Experience using calendaring software programs is required. Please submit resumes for immediate consideration. We are an equal employment opportunity empl...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions is assisting a Long Beach firm to find a talented litigation legal secretary to support a growing law firm. Great opportunity for someone to work near home in Long Beach and join a firm that has tremendous growth opportunity! Litigation Secretary must have 2+ years of civil litigation experience, strong transcription skills, knowledge of calendaring deadlines...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions is working with an insurance defense litigation firm that is seeking a litigation secretary to support two busy litigation partners. Litigation Secretary must have 2+ years of experience supporting a litigation desk including strong transcription skills, court filings, calendaring, trial preparation, and insurance defense experience. Please submit resumes to...
Paralegal $75-98K Billion dollar global financial service conglomerate seeks degree, (Paralegal Certificate a MUST) with 7+ years corporate paralegal experience in law firm or in house legal department. Responsible for support and coordination of diversified administrative functions required for ongoing effectiveness of office corporate legal department. Provide legal and professional and related...
Corporate securities Growing NY based boutique Corporate Securities (transactional) firm. Leaders in regulation a offerings and pipe transactions as well as apo seeks a minimum 5th year attorney associate with a lot of experience in the field of corporate securities/ interact with SEC and issuers. You must have an in depth understanding of the following: 1.PIPE/APO Self Registration 2.Reverse Merg...
Company Confidential Waterloo, IA, 50704
Waterloo law firm seeking paralegal. Full-time or part-time. Experience in real estate, litigation, family law or bankruptcy preferred. Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and various web applications. Please send Resume to Courier Box D12....
Special Counsel is hiring for an e-Discovery Project Manager Job in Philadelphia, PA. The Project Manager would be working in a litigation support role. The position is due to explosive growth of our client in capturing a tremendous amount of new business. Responsibilities: Client project management Quality management Organize project documents Set up and train users on the company's client review...
Job Overview: This position is responsible for preparing formal bids, and requests for proposal (RFP) in response to customers' specifications and requirements. In this role, the Project Associate will be responsible for detailed reading and interpreting customer terms and conditions and product specifications, flagging issues for general counsel consideration, taking the resulting recommendations...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX
Prestigious family law boutique looking for a Paralegal. Applicant should have at a minimum a paralegal certificate or experience in family law. Applicant should have good interaction with clients, strong organization skills and ability to work well with others is a must. Must have ability to work in a fast paced environment and prefer to be familiar with Word, Wordperfect, Excel, Pro Docs, and Ti...
Stoel Rives has an immediate opening for a full time practice assistant (legal secretary) with 3-5 years' experience in its Truckee office. The person hired will be a self-starter who loves to multi-task, is flexible and has worked in a legal environment. The person will have strong litigation skills, and Outlook and Microsoft Office experience. The ideal candidate must be team oriented, able to m...

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