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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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One of Birmingham's finest law firms has an immediate need for a senior employment immigration paralegal with at least three years of experience. Responsibilities of this immigration paralegal will include drafting and filing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including H1-B, TN, E, L-1 and O-1 visas, monitoring status with the USCIS, researching visa procedures and immigration laws and regula...
Looking for a Virginia barred attorney. Must be fluent in Spanish. We are a two attorney firm and looking for the third lawyer to work mostly immigration, family and criminal cases. This job requires you to represent clients in removal proceedings, family petitions (SIJS) in state court and represent clients in district and circuit court. We work with cutting edge issues in the field of immigratio...
Company Confidential Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Well-established Sturbridge law firm seeks experienced paralegal/legal assistant to support real estate and civil litigation practice areas. Positive attitude, impeccable quality of work, and outstanding customer service skills are required. Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years of relevant work history. All inquiries shall remain confidential....
Our client, a premier law firm, is seeking an experienced legal secretary. Must have 5+ years of experience working in Corporate Law. Will be responsible for: -Assisting attorneys in devising, proofreading and executing legal documents that include motions, appeals, accident reports for clients, complaints, subpoenas, and summons. -Keeping records of case files and maintain law libraries and other...
Overview: Will be responsible for overseeing, reviewing and providing guidance to the Company for all legal related matters. Primary responsibilities will be to assist Business Development with the acquisition of new hospital partnerships through negotiation and draft of hospital contracts and support the field operations team in renewals of existing agreements. In addition, the General Counsel wi...
Legal Clerk job opening in Downtown San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s top clients has an immediate Legal Clerk job opening on a temporary basis. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and network at a very well-known, high-profile skincare company located in San Francisco’s Financial District, steps from BART and public transportation. The ideal candidate for the Legal Clerk job will...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Business Office Manager with experience in Contracts/ Paralegal for a client in Central NJ. In this position you will be responsible for preparing business/ legal communications, facilitating and tracking compliance initiatives and supporting various departments with other legal related administrative duties. If you are looking for an oppo...
Company Confidential New Bern, 28563
NewToday.jpg Professional DOWNTOWN NEW BERN LAW FIRM SEEKS: ESTATE ADMINISTRATION PARALEGAL who is highly motivated with 5 years experience and has knowledge of estate tax, probate proceedings and accountings. & DOMESTIC PARALEGAL who is experienced, highly motivated and has knowledge of all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and litigation. APPLICANTS FOR BOTH POSITIONS MUST...
La Porte County Government is currently seeking a part time Clerk for the Recorder’s Office. This person will be responsible for data entry, answer the phone, customer service and other general office tasks. Previous office experience required. Applications are available at www. laportecounty.org or Human Resources, 555 Michigan Ave, Ste 101, La Porte. EOE, M/F/V/D...
Company Confidential Fairbanks, 99701
Contract Specialist. Are you passionate about small business and knowledgeable in government contracting? If so, an excellent opportunity exists with the Fairbanks office of the Alaska Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a Contract Specialist. Share your expertise and knowledge with a variety of businesses across the state to better navigate the often complex and difficult process of...
Company Confidential New York, 10022
LEGAL SECRETARY wanted - experienced legal secretary. Midtown boutique firm practicing family law. Beautiful offices. Excellent opportunity. Submit resume and salaryrequirementsto: *****...
Legal: Litigation Attorney (New York, NY) to Represent U.S. & int'l clients in int'l litigation & arbitration for commercial, employment & intellectual property disputes. Must have Master in law & 3 yrs of exp, NY attorney license, fluency in Japanese reqd. Send resume to Mr. Tadaki, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu NY LLP, 152 W 57th St, 37th Fl, NY, NY 10019. Please mention code KT-02 on your resume....
Company Confidential Anchorage, 99501
Alaska Court System Jobs for Justice! The Alaska Court System is recruiting for: Deputy Clerk II: Anchorage; $2,896.00 monthly; Closes 8/4/14 Deputy Clerk II: Kenai; $2,896.00 monthly; Closes 8/6/14 Deputy Clerk II - (Part-Time): Valdez; $19.78 hourly; Closes 8/4/14 Deputy Clerk III - (4 Positions): Anchorage; $3,276.00 monthly; Closes 7/30/14 Deputy Clerk III: Homer; $3,276.00 monthly; Closes 8/1...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm with 550 attorneys at 31 locations is seeking an experienced Litigation Secretary for its San Francisco office. Candidates must have at least 5+ years’ experience, excellent organizational and verbal skills, knowledge of court rules, calendaring, e-filing and filing procedures, and strong computer skills ((MS Word, Outlook, Compulaw, U.S. Court Forms). Candid...
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Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Manager of Network Contracting develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharm...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Manager of Network Contracting develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharm...
Full-time position as a Deputy County Attorney 1 or 2, providing legal services to Linn County officials. Accredited law school graduation and OSB membership required when appointed. Prefer experience in municipal law. Salary is $4291 to $6230, DOE, plus benefits. First application review July 18, 2014; Final review August 1, 2014 if needed. For full Job Announcement and application go to http:/ww...
Staff Attorney Capital University's Law School seeks a licensed Staff Attorney for its National Center for Adoption Law & Policy. Responsibilities include coordinating and managing various projects, assisting with national moot court competition, supporting Foster Youth Advocacy Center initiative, coordinating student Fellowship program, and participating in research for other legal and advocacy-b...
Capital University Law School has an immediate opening for a Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate in the Civil Protection Unit, Family Advocacy Clinic. The primary responsibility of the Advocate is to assist attorneys of the Civil Protection Unit. This will include interviewing, gathering case information, assisting with clients, following up with clients, and maintaining files. This is a fast-pace...
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