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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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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...
Description Atlanta Medical Center comprises of 2 acute care hospitals with a total of 859 beds, Atlanta Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center South. Atlanta Medical Center, formerly Georgia Baptist Medical Center, is a 467-bed Regional Level I Trauma teaching facility sprawled across two city blocks near the heart of downtown Atlanta. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hea...
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 populations...
Regulatory Associate job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, and two (2) years of related experience required. Job Duties Works under limited supervision to assure compliance...
The Compliance department partners with advisors and home office staff to offer support, education, and guidance relative to compliance matters. We provide consistent, commonsense, and practical solutions to the challenges of interpreting and applying state, federal, and other rules and regulations governing the securities industry. The Surveillance team is responsible for reviewing internal excep...
NYC R/E Development Co seeks Paralegal with knowledge of Judgment, collection and L & T proceedings. Resume including salary history to New Start Development LLC, 50 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238....
FERRUZZO & FERRUZZO, LLP is offering the present employment opportunity: PARALEGAL / CIVIL LITIGATION: The ideal candidate will be a talented and experienced paralegal with a minimum of five (5) years of prior experience in a complex civil/business litigation environment with experience in contested trust/probate litigation. The applicant must have an excellent work ethic, a professional attitude,...
FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services...
Description: Prepare, agree and execute regulatory operational plans for allocated projects/products. Contribute to regulatory strategies and provide solutions to regulatory issues. Project manage quality regulatory submissions to agreed project targets. Provide operational and/or strategic regulatory input and guidance in cross-functional teams. Represent the RAD when appropriate. Work flexibly w...
Position: Associate Attorney Reports to: Regional Managing Attorney/Senior Associate Attorney FLSA Status: Exempt Cost Center: Attorney Revised: 6/5/14 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Attorney will assist firm in developing office and state practice in Louisiana and overseeing collection litigation for the state. Candidates must have substantial experience in the courtroom, in the area of cre...
We are looking for an experienced contract administrator for a position on a college construction program DUTIES: · Prepare and administer Request for Qualifications (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Design-Build and Lease-Leaseback Projects · Track all Request for Clarifications (RFCs), submitted during RFQ/RFP process, distribute them to appropriate parties for response; prepare, edit...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements To be successful in thi...
Build the Business. Build the Brand. At Havas Edge we influence people to act by combining multi-channel marketing and commerce plus the creative and technology that powers them. Our work results in profitable growth and lasting relationships between customers and our client's brands. We are a full-service, direct response agency, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA with offices in Boston, MA; Los Angel...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. RA SPECIALIST-1705140527 Description Cordis Corporation, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is looking for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist. This position can be based in Fremont, CA. Cordis is a recognized leader in providing physicians with breakthrough treatment solutions for peripheral vascular disease, a leader in c...
Law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh is seeking a high level legal assistant to support a shareholder and members of the litigation practice group. Experience as a legal secretary and paralegal abilities are desired as well as experience in insurance defense litigation. This position requires a combination of highly developed legal secretary skill set to manage daily activities of the insurance...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company â where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare c...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company â where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare c...
Provident Bank, a multi-billion dollar NJ bank with branches in NJ and eastern PA, is seeking an experienced Compliance Manager to be based in our Iselin NJ office. Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years work experience in compliance in a banking environment with knowledge of lending and deposit operations. POSITION SUMMARY Conducts a comprehensive compliance monitoring program. Communic...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the W...
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