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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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Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. RA SPECIALIST-1705140527 Description Cordis Corporation, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is looking for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist. This position can be based in Fremont, CA. Cordis is a recognized leader in providing physicians with breakthrough treatment solutions for peripheral vascular disease, a leader in c...
The Compliance Manager will work with the Director of Corporate Compliance to oversee the implementation and effective operation of the compliance program for the medical affairs and commercial functions. This is a field-based position that will require extensive travel. Responsibilities: Conduct in-person monitoring of Medical Professional Services and commercial activities to ensure compliance w...
National Law Firm is seeking a high energy customer service oriented Real Estate Attorney to add to its Needham, MA (Metro West Boston) office. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, conducting real estate closings, review & clearance of title reports & lien searches, preparation of client closing statements review of purchase and sales agreements, and preparation of various real es...
Job Purpose: We are looking for an individual with the following skills: Ability to work in a faced paced environment Independent self starter who can effectively manage a case load Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to take direction from an Attorney Must have strong multi-tasking skills The ability to meet new people and quickly establish trust The ability to understand legal contracts...
This is a position in the Edison Legal Office in Metropark(Edison), New Jersey. The attorney will be handling NJ PIP litigation and Forthright arbitrations. Ideally the candidate for this position should have some experience as an insurance defense litigator with NJ PIP experience. Job Summary Provides legal advice, counsel and representation for insureds and/or AAA NCNU before courts or arbitrati...
Please note this is a 3 months contract position Skills: Paralegal or Legal Assistant experience, HS Diploma Qualifications: High school diploma, 5 years related experience. Some advanced education is desirable, particularly any studies related to paralegal or legal assistant skills. Experience working with contracts and lawyers and legal staff is important. Responsibilities: Provide high-level ad...
We are a Newport Beach AV-rated law firm that has specialized in public law for our local government clients, since 1973. We presently desire to add an additional associate attorney interested in transactional and general counsel opportunities relating to our public agency clients. Two to five years of experience in transactional public law matters is desired. At present, our litigation needs are...
Aderans America Holdings, Inc., a Beverly Hills based company, is seeking a certified paralegal for an immediate opening. Responsibilities include: · Preparing, editing, and/or drafting legal documents, e.g. affidavits, verifications, contracts, amendments, pleadings, discovery, law and motion, etc., under the guidance and direction of Corporate Counsel. Cite Check and Shephardize cases in law and...
Small but fast-paced law firm seeks receptionist/legal assistant. Spanish-speaking is a must. Job duties include but are not limited to: answering phones, routing calls, client intakes, setting up personal injury files and sending legal correspondence. Ideal candidate will have a degree from a paralegal program and experience working in a law firm setting. Candidate should also possess analytic sk...
We are hiring a Legal Administrative Assistant to support the Paralegal team. This individual will be responsible for establishing, developing, maintain and updating paper and electronic filing systems for the department. Duties & Responsibilities: Provide administrative support for Paralegal staff. Maintain confidentiality on all matters. Establish, develop, maintain and update paper and electron...
Special Counsel is aiding our client in their search for a Senior Corporate In-House Paralegal in Boston, MA. The ideal candidate should have at least seven years of general corporate paralegal experience. If you have a wide range of experience, this is a great opportunity to excel with a fantastic group of attorneys. The working hours are 8:30am to 5pm. Compensation is $85k+ and DOE. Senior Corpo...
The Litigation Legal Assistant II will provide intermediate to advanced administrative and clerical support to the litigation attorney by preparing documents such as pleadings and correspondence; managing case files from referral through post judgment; managing the attorney’s calendar, including scheduling hearings and depositions; and organizing and managing case files Draft and assist in draftin...
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage...
Contract Specialist Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services (AIS) is a consulting company founded by asset integrity experts from industry leading engineering and operating companies. We provide our expertise in facility equipment and assets to the oil and gas industry, to help our clients maximize their equipment availability and inspection and maintenance programs. Our clients are top tier oil and gas...
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ATTORNEY REVIEWERS NEEDED! Licensed Attorneys Fluent in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Hindu Needed for Document Review Projects! DOCUMENT REVIEW IN RICHARDSON. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS, A WELL ESTABLISHED AND FAST GROWING COMPANY HIRING FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS IS SEEKING ATTORNEYS WHO ARE FLUENT READING AND SPEAKING JAPANESE, CHINESE, KOREAN, AND HINDU, BOTH...
Company Confidential Johnstown, PA, 15901
Immediate opening for a full-time Office Manager for a service-based company in the Johnstown area. Client relations and customer service skills are extremely important. Strong computer, communication and detail oriented skills are a must. Management experience helpful, but not necessary. Must live within 20 miles of Johnstown. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. Clean criminal background necessar...
Enter the exciting field of court reporting. If you love the law/legal field, this is the career for you! Candidates should be outgoing and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on grammar. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or English preferred. Travel involved. All training and equipment provided to start your new and exciting c...
Enter the exciting field of court reporting. If you love the law/legal field, this is the job for you!! Candidates should be outgoing and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on grammar. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or English preferred. Travel involved. All training and equipment provided to start your new and exciting car...
Wilkes-Barre, 18702
Enter the exciting field of court reporting with a growing company that offers you the abililty to work with experts in the legal and medical fields. Utilize your communication skills, both written and verbal, in a position that offers variety and travel. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Criminal Justice or English preferred. All training and equipment provided to start your new and exciting c...
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