Legal Jobs

Legal Employment Information

Legal Industry Overview

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.

1000+ Legal jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 2582
At MOSAIC Technologies Group, we provide careers, not jobs. MOSAIC Technologies Group, Inc. provides consulting and technical services to Government and Commercial clients. MOSAIC supports client needs across classified mission support, technology development, through CMMI training and appraisals. With expertise in Consulting, Process, Technology, Mission, and SETA Services, MOSAIC provides full l...
NRDC is seeking a Staff Attorney in our Santa Monica office to work with the Water Program. The successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in formulating and implementing NRDC’s efforts to advocate for improved policies addressing stormwater pollution and promoting water supply opportunities across California and the nation, and will collaborate with a team of attorneys, policy ana...
Interrogatories Clerk Excellent opportunity for highly organized administrative professional with great people skills and above average writing abilities. Highly desirable candidates will effectively communicate, personally and telephonically, with a diverse group of clients while employing various interview techniques to obtain needed information. In this role, you will be challenged daily in the...
seeks a college graduate from a top tier school to serve as a Legal Assistant supporting several senior attorneys in our offices in New York, New York. Candidate must have top tier critical thinking skills, strong business acumen, be extremely organized, great at multi-tasking, proactive and willing to engage in typical administrative duties as well as more complex project work. The selected candi...
Company Confidential Southeastern, PA
A national leader in providing litigation support services to the legal, insurance and corporate communities, has an opening for a dynamic Sales Manager at our corporate headquarters in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This individual will direct and lead the sales team to achieve maximum profitability in line with our Company vision and values. Duties and Responsibilities Develop and implement creative...
Plaintiff insurance coverage firm in South Broward seeks an associate with first party litigation experience (jury trial experience preferred). Bilingual (English/Spanish) required, and substantial deposition and summary judgment experience a plus. Salary and Benefits commensurate with experience. Send resume to *****...
RETAINED SEARCH, Director, Commercial Compliance (JD required), Chicago-area Pharma - Top Compensation Summary: Our client is a very successful, Chicago-based global pharmaceutical company with an enviable late-stage, multi-therapeutic pipeline, highly attractive compensation programs (i.e. pension plan, stock that vests aggressively, on-site child care, etc.), and strong relocation benefits. Corn...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30339
We are a multi-state law firm specializing in healthcare law that is seeking to hire a managing associate for our Atlanta office. Duties: * Counsel hospitals and physician groups by offering reimbursement resolution and legal advice for claims involving third-party liability, workers' compensation, and insurance denials. * Maintain client rapport by working with healthcare provider staff to provid...
Seeking a Contracts Analyst to support the Compliance team in a task-driven role. Will review Contracts to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations. Coordinate with suppliers, management, and Legal Department to develop and modify complex contracts that meet the needs of the business. Maintain relationships with suppliers, vendors, and contractors for contract activities within the pol...
Company Confidential Winston-Salem, NC, 27104
Busy mid-size law firm seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal. Ideal candidate must have impeccable attention to detail, above average organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ease. Experience working in a law firm setting is required. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume for co...
D&B offers exciting career opportunities and we are currently hiring a Leader, Third Party Sourcing & Procurement for our Short Hills, NJ location. Position Summary: A senior leader within the Global TPLM team, this individual will be a champion of the TPLM charter and apply it in a collaborative partnership with a range of business units to ensure that D&B is successful in all of our engagements...
We are looking for an experienced real estate Paralegal for a busy law office in Boca Raton. The ideal candidate will have over 5 years' experience in both commercial and residential real estate. Responsibilities: - Calendaring/filing with courts of all hearings, mediations, depositions. - Preparation/filing of hearing packages, Motions, Trials. Notices, Pleadings, etc. - Maintain/update/review st...
Small oil and gas company, Galleria area. They need someone with 10+ years of current regulatory experience. This role requires a seasoned professional who can work independently to anticipate and fulfill regulatory compliance needs of a small Independent oil producer who owns and operates our oilfield construction, maintenance, drilling and workover functions. The Regulatory Analyst is responsibl...
Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey is a leading statewide law firm that has provided defense of Workers' Compensation for over 30 years. The firm is seeking an assertive and energetic Workers’ Compensation Attorney to work in our fast-paced FRESNO office. This self-starter will represent the firm and clients in all phases of litigation and practicing law in compliance with ethical stand...
About Capgemini With more than 130,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural...
P&L Development LLC seeks Drug Safety Complaint Investigator (Westbury, NY) to ensure the safety & quality of their over the counter (OTC) private label pharmaceuticals. Resume w/cover ltr & salary reqrmnts to: Sophia Sutphen, P&L Development LLC, 200 Hicks St., Westbury, NY 11590. Ref. job code: 58605-009....
Job Description Manages large document review and production projects using Law, iPro and Relativity software and experience working with load files, building databases and managing the litigation support review and processing platforms (SQL servers, virtual servers and storage area networks). Basic Qualifications Must demonstrate substantial, hands-on, successful experience in actually doing the...
Job Description Mmust have a strong familiarity with windows office products and the IT skills to maintain and provide service for approximately 35 desktop computers/users, a small number of standalone machines and several high speed printers and scanners. Basic Qualifications At least two years of experience involving teaching/training users in computer applications, preferably database, imaging,...
Job Description The Project Manager will be responsible for managing all support provided including monitoring work flow, progress reporting and quality assurance of the work performed. The work requires knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices associated with accessing hard copy and electronic files, electronic networks and media storage, data entry and searching, as well as the ability...
Successful Dallas Plaintiff’s Firm seeks Plaintiff Personal Injury Med Mal Paralegal! Successful candidates must have 5+ years experience working in plaintiffs litigation on medical malpractice cases. Must be able to handle a high-volume med mal docket. Candidates will be expected to work independently. Firm will meet or beat current salary. Position will fill very quickly. Please send all intervi...
Sponsored results
Find a Legal Job & Apply Online, New Law Jobs & Resumes Daily
$47/hour Part-Time Job Openings. Requirements: Must Have Computer.
Lawyers for federal employees in discipline & retirement cases
Find Expert Lawyers Specializing In Employment Laws. Free Directory.

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Legal Career Tools


Rate of Growth
10.80 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

Popular Legal Articles

Alternative Legal Careers Article Rating
Interested in law but don't want to take the LSAT or wear a badge? Check out these 10 different possibilities to enter the field.
Legal Nurse Consulting Careers Article Rating
Nurses with an appetite for both ER trauma and courtroom drama may have a future in legal nurse consulting. Learn about the options.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.25.38-221