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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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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...
Position Summary / Overview: The Legal Secretary's role is to provide administrative support to assigned firm personnel; assist and relieve attorneys and other personnel of administrative and clerical work by performing essential duties and responsibilities which include the following: Essential Job Requirements: • Answer telephones for attorneys, as well as others in a professional manner; tak...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Principal Regulatory Affairs Specialist originates appropriate documents to obtain and maintain clinical and/or marketing privileges consistent with applicable government requirements. All positions are responsible for following applicable AMS policies and procedures as defined by their manager. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Primary regulatory representative on...
Job Location Warwick, RI Job Description This Individual Contributor is responsible for providing compliance oversight to the MetLife property & casualty business. This includes monitoring new laws and changes to regulations, identification of compliance risk, trending results from compliance reviews, and supporting business initiatives from a compliance perspective. The individual will also be...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Legal Administratrive Assistant / Paralegal Small Media, PA Elder law firm seeks Part-Time LEGAL ADMIN/PARALEGAL. Requires legal experience (elder law, guardianships and estate administration preferred) and excellent multi-tasking, communication skills, strong attention to detail, great organizational ability, and experience with billing/time management and Lackner software. Salary/wage: Commensu...
General Counsel– Horsham, PA Symphony Health Solutions is a leading provider of high-value data, analytics, technology solutions and actionable insights for healthcare and life sciences manufacturers, payers and providers. The company helps clients drive revenue growth and commercial effectiveness, while adapting to the transformation of the healthcare ecosystem, by integrating a broad set of pat...
Miller, Matthias & Hull LLP is an intellectual property firm located in Chicago, Illinois. We are a small-but-growing firm that focuses exclusively on patent preparation, prosecution, and opinion matters. We are seeking an experienced patent agent to join our growing practice. The right individual will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering/Computer Sc...
Special Counsel is seeking a litigation attorney for a one-year project in Newark, Delaware with a major corporation. This position requires 4+ years of sophisticated experience with a strong background in reviewing and drafting collections documents such as Settlement Agreements, Affidavits, Releases of Lien, etc. Must be licensed to practice law in a US Jurisdiction and be able to commit to one ...
Beacon Hill is representing a major international law firm seeking attorneys to join its team immediately for a document review project. Candidates must have experience with and knowledge of residential mortgage-backed securities. The successful candidates will also have e-discovery experience and knowledge of leading electronic discovery software platforms. This position begins as soon as the a...
Paralegal GLOBALFOUNDRIES is hiring a paralegal professional for the legal department this person will be responsible for the day to day operation of the corporate legal function. Here are few key areas that this individual will support (a) corporate governance and related compliance, (b) the non-disclosure agreement program, (c) contract management, and (d) immigration. This position involves da...
Downtown Los Angeles firm seeking an experienced INSURANCE DEFENSE LEGAL SECRETARY. Must have experience preparing legal documents such as discovery requests, subpoenas, motions, as well as experience scheduling hearings, mediations, and expert depositions. Experience in preparation of pre-trial documents a must. Must be highly motivated, well-organized, and be able to handle case load independent...
The position will report to the Director of Library Services and will manage a research team of five staff members, be a project manager for legal research and collection development related projects, and will be responsible for the coordination of firm-wide legal research requests. Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ?Managing the Legal research team, including monitoring and d...
The Foreclosure Manager is responsible for daily operations of a fast paced regional foreclosure department. Supporting and managing the functions related to the foreclosure process to include, management of the pre-foreclosure and post-foreclosure functions, monitoring of foreclosure timelines, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, and ensuring adherence to state, federal and client guid...
POSITION #1 - Commercial Real Estate Finance Associate Law Firm is seeking associates with 3-6 years of commercial real estate finance experience including the origination of mortgage loans and mezzanine loans. Experience in the restructuring and workout of commercial mortgage loans is also helpful, specifically experience representing mortgage and mezzanine lenders. Large law firm experience str...
Deputy Chief of Police, Operations US - Franklin Park, IL All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the USA without CP sponsorship. Req ID: 35404 Department:Law & Risk Management Job Type: Full-Time Location: Franklin Park, Illinois Country: United States # of Positions: 1.00 Job Grade: Level 2 Job Available to: Internal & External Deadline to apply: 11/17/2014 PURPOSE OF P...
The Contracts Manager will be responsible for negotiating and administering contracts with government, government contractors and subcontractors. The Contracts Manager will also assist in Government Furnished Property management, proposal preparation and project management. Location: Dayton, Ohio Type: Full time with competitive benefits package Education: Bachelor’s or higher in Business Relat...

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