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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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Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
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LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL Cummings & Lockwood LLC Greenwich CT office seeks a Residential Real Estate Legal Secretary/ Paralegal with at least 5-7 years' experience in CT. Experience preparing and issuing contracts, preparing mortgage documents, preparing sale documents, preparing deed transfers, preparing purchase/ sale/ refinance files from start to finish, preparing title policies, preparing is...
Stamford, 06904
LEGAL SECRETARY Cummings & Lockwood LLC seeks a Legal Secretary with 3-5 years' experience. Must be detailed oriented, organized, able to multi-task and have the ability to work independently. Strong admin and communication skills. Familiarity with T&E a plus. EOE. Email *****...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) Washington, DC $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will be skill...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) Charlotte, NC $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will be skille...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) Minneapolis, MN $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will be skil...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) San Francisco, CA, USA $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) Des Moines, IA $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will be skill...
Job Description: This title closing specialist Position Features: ? Excellent benefits ? Stability ? Great work environment ? Great Pay to $52K Immediate need for a Title Closing Specialist for a well known firm in the Tampa Bay area. Details as follows: Assisting Title Closing with the following: Coordinates closing transactions between our clients and buyers and their lenders in the sale of real...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions seeks a talented litigation secretary with some exposure to bankruptcy. Litigation secretary must have experience handling e-filing, calendaring, proofreading, drafting legal documents, trial preparation, and have some experience handling bankruptcy cases. Please submit resumes to ACT-1 Legal Solutions for immediate consideration. We are an equal employment o...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions has an immediate need in downtown Los Angles for a medical malpractice litigation secretary. Ideal legal secretary will have 2+ years of litigation experience with exposure to medical malpractice cases. Legal Secretary must have experience with calendaring deadlines, court filings in state and federal court, and strong computer skills. Apply for this position...
Job Description: This Entertainment Attorney Position Features: the opportunity for an Entertainment Attorney to transition in-house ability to interface and negotiate with top executives at fortune 500 companies competitive salary with benefits package and stock-options Immediate need for an entertainment attorney with 3-6 years of transactional entertainment experience handling contract drafting...
Job Description: This legal secretary-your skills are needed today! Position Features: ? stable law firm ? great location ? competitive pay ? Great Pay to $40K Challenging career position for legal secretary with loan closing and title experience. Growing, aggressive, fast-paced law firm. Successful candidate will be independent and able to take charge in creating ALL loan documents for closing an...
Job Description: Immediate need for Insurance Defense Paralegal with strong litigation experience. Must have 5-7 years of previous experience within Insurance Defense as well as litigation experience. Apply for this great position as an Insurance Defense paralegal today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or prote...
Job Description: This Legal Secretary will assist attorneys & paralegals through the performance of complex secretarial duties requiring a knowledge of legal terminology & the legal process. *Prefer minimum 3 years' experience as a litigation secretary in a law firm or corporate legal department environment. *Additional experience in the areas of bankruptcy and financial services litigation is pre...
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