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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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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...
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...
Medium Lakewood AV rated law Firm is seeking an experienced Legal Secretary/Assistant. Qualified candidate must have 5+ years' of experience working in a law office; any work in the area of water law is preferred. Duties: • Proficiently work in Microsoft Office 2010, Worldox, and PPDM; • Type dictation quickly and accurately; • Calendar and schedule meetings, appointments, and deadlines using ...
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...
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Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
About Us: Business and Family Immigration law practice: We are a fast paced, detail oriented team of immigration professionals, our office exclusively practices U.S. Immigration law. We are looking for an experienced immigration paralegal with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Qualifications • Two years or more of experience working in an immigration law practice • Experience...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. Healthcare contracting and accurate pricing will have more of an impact on every patient, provider and consumer as this industry continues to prove itself always changing and evermore challenging, and your opportunity to influence that outcome in a daring and bold fashion is here. UnitedHealth Group is like no plac...
Company Confidential Edison, NJ, 08817
A leading light industrial Staffing company is seeking an experienced corporate Paralegal to provide support to General Counsel in day to day operations of corporate law department. Experience must include workmen’s compensation, employment law, insurance and contract work. Required skills include the ability to research legal issues, write and communicate effectively, prioritize work and must be ...
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 The Contract Support Assistant position provides all forms of contract-related administrative support through all phases of contract award, administration, and closeout. The Contract Support Assistant will perform a range of contract administrative functions leading to compliant and responsive contract awards, modifications, invoicing, and othe...
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...
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...
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...
Part Time Litigation Paralegal needed for a busy general practice law firm in Hartford, CT. Must be a team player with good organizational and multi-tasking skills. Some of the job responsibilities will include: File management, e-filing, telephone communications, discovery requests, etc. Prior experience is desirable. This is a part time position offering flexible hours, approximately 20 hours p...
Title: Strategic Alliances Counsel Location: Milpitas, CA The Company FireEye, ranked the fastest growing communications/networking company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™, is transforming the IT security landscape to combat today’s advanced cyber attacks and we want you to be part of our team. FireEye’s disruption in the IT security industry has been all over media ou...
Company Confidential Garden City, NY, 11530
We are a Long Island Community based Law Firm seeking a full time, legal secretary for our busy operation. We are seeking someone with recent general litigation background with the following skills: Knowledgeable in processing legal documents such as motions, affidavits, pleadings, general correspondence. E-filing experience a plus but if you don't know how to do this we can train a quick learne...
General Summary Avention INC. delivers prospect and business intelligence information on millions of companies and executives worldwide — optimizing clients’ sales and marketing efforts and assisting with business-to-business research activities. Avention combines and organizes content from over 50 world-class suppliers and supports over 70 unique data fields, providing unparalleled data accuracy...
Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our rema...

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