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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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The Chickasaw Nation Is accepting applications for the following: The Chickasaw Nation, Lighthorse Police (duty-station in Ada) is accepting applications for OLETS certified dispatchers. The position is full time with excellent benefits and competitive salary. Job Id: 28900 For a description of the Chickasaw Nation, or to complete an application and view detailed information, please refer to H...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Posting date: May 19, 2014 Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with Company policies and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems procedures. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all domestic (US FDA) standards, International (ISO) standards and foreign governments regulations that apply and for providing regulatory guidance and assistance to all Microbio...
Litigation Attorney Harrisburg or Phila, PA The Administrative Office of PA Courts seeks a Litigation Attorney. The Litigation Attorney is responsible for representing PA judicial officials in federal & state court, maintaining an individual caseload of moderate complexity from preliminary research & motions through discovery, trial & appeal. Applicants with experience in employment law & federa...
Senior Counsel, Construction University of California Office of the President UC Office of The General Counsel seeks an experienced construction attorney for the University’s $7 billion construction program at ten campuses and five medical centers. The University’s construction projects are diverse, including medical centers, research laboratories, lecture halls, student and faculty housing and ...
Deputy General Counsel - Educational Affairs, Campus Services, Public Accountability & Governance University of California Office of the President Location Oakland, CA Requisition Number 20140598 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Position Summary The Office of General Counsel supports the University's teaching, research and public service mission by timely delivery of ethical, cost efficie...
Our client, a top downtown Dallas law firm is looking for a 5+ year Litigation Legal Secretary to support two Partners and an Associate. You will need to be a “mover and shaker” in this position, and they will expect the Legal Secretary to stay two steps ahead of them. Typical litigation secretarial duties include typing, revising and proofing legal documents, preparing correspondence, mail-outs, ...
Our client, a large AmLaw firm, is looking to add an Intellectual Property Legal Secretary to their New York Office. Qualified candidates must have 1+ years of foreign and domestic patent prosecution experience. Must have knowledge of PTO practices and procedures, docket reports and TEAS system as well as electronic filing experience with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Duties and responsibiliti...
Regulatory Engineer IV Job Summary: We are seeking a Regulatory Engineer (Systems Compliance) that ensures our globally developed and marketed products conform to all applicable medical and legal standards from a system level perspective. You will be part of the Systems Engineering team and responsible for ensuring that the processes of and outputs from Systems Engineering such as system require...
Our client, a central Denver law firm, has an opening for a personal injury paralegal to join its busy plaintiffs’ PI practice. This is a full time position, in which the paralegal will handle assigned cases from start to finish to support the attorneys. The position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting electronic searches, indexing, docketing, organizing medical records,...
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a market leading specialty firm headquartered in Washington, DC, and recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top 200 “Greatest Places to Work” and by U.S. News for ranking in 44 practice areas nationally, is currently seeking a Litigation Secretary for the Secretarial Department. This position will be located in the Palo Alto, CA office. The Litigation Secretary ...
Established Edison Law Office seeks Legal Secretary/Paralegal for employment in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Debt Litigation practice Experience in preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, work experience in bankruptcy and/or foreclosure law, and Client communications a plus but all qualified candidates will be considered. Position requires substantial client contact, communication with attorney, cred...
Special Counsel is hiring Contract Review Attorneys for a job located in Philadelphia, PA. Project: Start: Within the next 1-2 weeks Duration: approximately 1 month Hours: normal business hours, 40 hours/week expected Rate: $26/hour Location: Center City Philadelphia, requires on-site attendance Requirements: PA Bar, admitted and in good standing Ideally, previous contract review experien...
Bilingual Receptionist Legal Secretary Trainee (Concord) compensation: $13.00 an hour to startBILINGUAL RECEPTIONIST LEGAL SECRETARY TRAINEE Small law firm in Concord seeking a bilingual Spanish/English team player to work with attorneys typing/preparing documents, calendaring deadlines. Applicant MUST be 100% fluent in Spanish and should have excellent typing skills/knowledge of Microsoft Word a...
We are a rapidly growing firm seeking an experienced professional Paralegal to add to the staff of our office in the Knoxville area. The candidate will need to have 5-10 years of experience in insurance defense, preferably worker’s compensation. Skills Needed: Excellent oral communication and writing skills are critical. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work cooperatively an...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz has an opening for an experienced medical malpractice paralegal in its Memphis office. Educational requirements include a four year undergraduate degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. All qualified applicants should have a minimum of three to five years of litigation defense experience. Each applicant should p...
Summary This position can be an Associate or Senior Associate. The role will focus on managing a newly created team of paralegals/attorneys. This role will focus on PERM applications, EB-1 visas and employment based green cards. Client will relocate a qualified candidate; therefore, this is a fantastic opportunity for any qualified candidates looking to relocate to San Francisco. High volume ex...

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