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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 ASSISTANT Established firm seeking legal assistant with 5+ yrs work experience preferably supporting wills and estate planning and tax practice areas. The right candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, motivated, efficient, able to prioritize assigned tasks, possess superior grammar and writing skills, have strong typing skills and proficiency in MS Office. Excellent benefits package. E...
STAFF ATTORNEY The University of Alabama School Of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Part-Time Temporary Staff Attorney. Responsibilities for this position are day-to-day operations and providing legal representation to clients for the Elder Law Clinic. Minimum Qualifications: Required minimums include: Juris Doctor and licensed to practice law in Alabama OR must become a member of t...
Legal Secretary General practice law firm is seeking a part time legal assistant to work later afternoons/ evenings in our criminal law department 4 6 hours/day. Ideal candidate should have experience working in a law firm. This is a data entry position. Experience with Microsoft Office and general office equipment helpful. Please send resume w/salary history to: kpepera@ eckberglammers.com or mai...
This is a new posting with immediate start date for lawyers with at least moderate experience. Chester County Law Office seeking Attorney to join office in criminal defense. The ideal candidate must be licensed in PA and have experience in criminal court, at preliminary hearing, non trial and jury trial experience. Experience in the Chester County District Attorneys office ( as an intern or ada) ...
Company Confidential Buffalo Grove, IL
The Implementation Services division of a dynamic, rapidly-growing Consulting Company needs your experience in assisting with legal documentation, corporate governance work for our clients, and customer service support. You will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring the legal interface of our attorneys and clients, as well as handling document preparation, review, and filing with local ag...
Legal Secretary/Assistant Finazzo Cossolini O’Leary Meola & Hager, LLC is a small to mid-sized law firm based in Morristown, New Jersey. We are seeking a legal secretary with 3-plus years of litigation experience. An insurance background is a plus. The secretary’s responsibilities include, among others, preparing legal documents, including briefs and pleadings, mailings, answering telephones, ca...
KEY OBJECTIVE This position on ACE’s Global IT Contracts team forwill have a major focus on ACE’s Latin America region (Mexico and SouthAmerica) and responsible for negotiation, management and administration of awide variety of technology acquisitions by partnering with internalstakeholders, including IT and Business and Legalsubject matter experts to negotiate contractual agreements and provide ...
Legal Secretary Needed Will Train. Must Type Proficiently & be Sociable. Shaeffer Law Office 405-364-0601 This job listing brought to you by The Norman Transcript...
Seeking an experienced legal administrative assistant (secretary) to support a litigation partners in Los Angeles. Responsibilities include opening new matters, maintaining related dockets, billing, preparing and processing court filings, scheduling meetings and coordinating travel arrangements, client interaction and other related duties. Requirements include minimum of five years of related exp...
For more than 130 years, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has been delivering exceptional property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses and individuals around the world. Today, we are the 12th largest property and casualty insurer in the United States and have a worldwide network of some 120 offices in 26 countries staffed by 10,200 employees. The Chubb Corporation rep...
Executive Assistant to the Chief U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, District of MN, is accepting applications for a full-time Executive Assistant to the Chief for the Minneapolis Office. Salary range is $44,713 – $72,727. For a complete job description please visit our website, http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov , Career Opportunities. EOE...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77098
Seeking a solid litigation/real estate paralegal, experienced with all phases of the litigation process. Proficient technology skills are mandatory-MSOffice Suite including Word, Outlook and Excel. Prefer a 2 – 4 year degree ideally in paralegal studies, as well as a paralegal certificate, but will consider significant paralegal experience in lieu of those qualifications. The successful candidat...
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance company in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is tr...
Company Confidential Williamsville, NY, 14221
Paralegal needed for immigration law office. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and should be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The ability to work independently is essential. Bachelor's degree preferred. Immigration experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience....
Investment/Asset Management company seeks a Compliance Officer professional with a minimum 7-10 years of compliance generalist experience. This position will be responsible for 2 affiliated managers/RIA and investment management companies, and will serve as CCO for these 2 affiliated managers. This Compliance Office will serve and will responsible for overall compliance, and the position is a dire...
AmLaw 200 law firm is seeking a full-time Litigation Support Project Manager. Ideal candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of litigation support experience, preferably as a lead project manager. E-discovery certifications in one of the following is preferred: CEDS, CeDP, or RCA or project manager certification such as PMP. This position will serve as the primary contact f...
Our client, a national law firm, needs to hire a paralegal to support the practice of its business group in its downtown Denver office. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years’ experience in a transactional practice, with significant work with corporate documents, corporate filings, and M&A due diligence. A paralegal certificate is required. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, be ab...
Our client, a large litigation firm located in downtown Denver, is seeking to hire alitigation paralegal to support a busy litigation team. The ideal candidate must be skilled in using technology, as this position involves database workflow design, maintaining the team's document database, and training, as well as developing support material. Required: three to five years' experience as a civil li...
UniversalPegasus International has an opening for a Contract Director in Houston, Texas. In this position you will report directly to the Chief Counsel. http://goo.gl/maps/cgy5Y Candidates should submit resumes to: ***** Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Draft and negotiate contracts related to professional and procurement services rendered in the ...
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP, a Philadelphia, PA based insurance defense firm is seeking an associate attorney for their Wilmington, DE office. Candidates must have at least 5 to 10 years experience in insurance defense, premises liability and coverage. Must be admitted to the DE Bar. We offer competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and life insurance and 401k pl...

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