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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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Damon Morey seeks litigation attorney to work in medical malpractice group. Attorney should have a minimum of 5 years litigation experience with medical malpractice preferred but not required. Excellent law school credentials and NYS bar admission required. Please send resumes to Damon Morey LLP, 200 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1200, Buffalo NY 14202 Attention M. Dalton...
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) ...
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Trial Attorney – Allen, Texas Law firm with a civil trial practice is seeking a senior level trial attorney with 5-15 years of experience, including experience taking and defending expert depositions. Candidate must also have strong writing and research skills, and be interested in becoming a strong contributor to and/or partner in a growing practice with a national scope. Writing samples and dep...
National insurance defense law firm, located in the Financial District, is seeking experienced litigation and coverage secretaries for the New York office. Candidates should be very strong in use of proper grammar and spelling, as well as have advanced skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. In addition, we are seeking candidates familiar with client guideline reporting and budgeting. Other...
Our office is a privately owned financial services company in Blue Ash, Ohio specializing in Legal Collections of consumer debt. We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join our team. This is a fast paced environment where team work is essential to success. We are seeking an individual with entry level civil legal experience and paralegal education that included the rules of civil process for post...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
IIPLG is a small Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Champions Area of Houston, TX. We are seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist in the preparation and filing of paperwork relating to U.S. and International Patent Applications. A minimum of two years intellectual property legal experience is required. The job requires a very high level of attention to detail and strong organizational ski...
The Attorney Auditor reviews legal and non-legal invoices on behalf of our clients for services provided to insurance carriers, corporate legal departments and government entities. The auditor will apply client specified billing guidelines and/or Generally Accepted Principles and Standards (“GAPS"). This position can be based in our Marlton, NJ or Wilton, CT office. There is also a remote positio...
DTI is recruiting licensed attorneys for 2 upcoming electronic document review projects which will begin on Monday! These projects will be staffed in our Charlotte document review center which is in the Uptown area. Previous electronic document review experience and an active license to practice law are required. Both projects are to last 1 week, and the pay rate is $25 per hour. Please include re...
SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering high performance computing, server, storage, data center and cloud computing solutions and professional services. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) has an immediate need for a Paralegal to support the legal needs of a worldwide legal department and provide assistance on a wide variety of pr...
Regulatory Document Control Specialist is needed to work with suppliers analyzing and confirming data on medical products & materials. Must have experience with medical Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and knowledge of regulatory convenience kit guidelines applicable for medical devices. Responsibilities for the Regulatory Affairs Work with suppliers analyzing and confirming data on medical...
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...
Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
Contracts Manager This position is preferably located at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda, CA or in Santa Clara, CA. About the Company: Wind River is the global leader in the embedded software industry. Founded in 1981, Wind River is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. We are large enough to present a variety of com...
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...
Payer Contract Analyst I This is a long term contract position for a national healthcare system that is headquartered in Metro Detroit to work at their corporate headquarters. Must be able to pass a national criminal background check, professional reference checks and drug screening process prior to being placed in the position. The Analyst provides comprehensive modeling analysis for the evalua...
Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=882055 Job Experience: Ty...
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...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: •Prepares patent applications and related documents for uploading...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...

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