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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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Position Description: If you enjoy dealing with people, are fascinated by the law and want to come to work knowing that everyday will be different Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the place for you. We are currently seeking a high energy, go-getter to provide secretarial, administrative and clerical support. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, time entry, invoicing, filing, ordering supplie...
Company Confidential Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Tuscaloosa law firm seeking Paralegal/Legal Assistant with a minimum of 3 yrs experience in civil litigation. Ideal candidates must be knowledgeable of litigation process from inception to end, be able to assist with drafting pleadings and discovery, be proficient in e-filing and maintaining of litigation files. Candidates must have good organizational skills, be able to...
Description A professional nurse who coordinates the delivery of nursing care for the patient during the perinatal period. The Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse participates in patient and family teaching, provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. RN License and ...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...
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 As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient com...
Our client, a regional law firm with offices in Denver, is seeking to hire a paralegal with experience in the Special Districts area. This paralegal will support the firm’s attorneys, and have extensive contact with clients, in a fast-paced practice environment, in all phases of special district organization and operations. Responsibilities will include: preparing and monitoring schedules of organ...
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...
Position Summary: While upholding department and company policies, the Skip Trace Investigator role is to perform specific skip trace functions for the purpose of identifying the most current location a defendant might be found for civil process. This includes working within the Skip Module as set forth in the policy and procedural manual. In addition, responsibilities include effectively communi...
Company Confidential Pine Brook, NJ, 07058
SKILLS REQUIRED: ● Minimum of 10 years experience as a legal secretary in business and transactional matters. ● Ability to handle direct client contact. ● Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment. ● Proficient typing, computer and organizational skills. ● Knowledge of Word Perfect and Word. ● Experience taking dictation. ● Ability to work under time constraints...
Position Summary: While upholding department and company policies, the Skip Trace Investigator role is to perform specific skip trace functions for the purpose of identifying the most current location a defendant might be found for civil process. This includes working within the Skip Module as set forth in the policy and procedural manual. In addition, responsibilities include effectively communi...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90067
LEGAL ASSISTANT (FLOATER) Century City entertainment law firm has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant/Floater. Responsibilities include providing administrative support to attorneys in the absence of their assigned assistant. Ideal candidate will possess the following: A minimum of 2 years of experience as an assistant preferably in the field of entertainment law (film or television) St...
About Us Forwood Safety is a dynamic and innovative safety organisation that specializes in online management systems, and provides safety consulting to mining industries. Responsibilities • Review and proofread documents and correspondence • Write contracts or/and other company document • Format and tidy up documents Education • College program for secretaries completed • High School Dipl...
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...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility 1. Performs all duties of contract administration, including negotiation, correspondence, documentation, certification, financial reporting, and product delivery for major contracts. 2. Negotiates contract terms from proposal stage to project close-out in accordance with relevant regulations. 3. Coordinates approval of negotiations, contra...
NewToday.jpg Professional Paralegal/Legal Assistant Established New Bern law firm seeks paralegal/legal assistant. Experience required, salary negotiable, full time pay plus benefits. Send cover letter and resume to: Sumrell Sugg Carmichael Hicks and Hart at *****, or hand deliver to 416 Pollock Street....
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...
Advance America Traveling Compliance Auditor -Indianapolis, Indiana Advance America Field Auditors enjoy working independently and are self-motivated, driven individuals who love to travel and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment. To be successful in this role, an Advance America Field Auditor must have a minimum of 1-3 years of compliance audit experience, the ability to multi task, a...

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