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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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The Legal Document Specialist is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include document creation and editing, document repair and recovery, and providing MS Word expertise. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit legal documents to client specifications using applicable software. Transcribe tapes, scan and clean...
The Legal Document Specialist is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include document creation and editing, document repair and recovery, and providing MS Word expertise.This is an On-Call opportunity; hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit complex legal documents t...
The Legal Proofreader is a member of the Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service to one of our legal clients. Responsibilities include grammar and verbiage corrections. This role is based at our offices in Wheeling, WV. Job Responsibilities: Identify and correct spelling, grammar, and verbiage errors in complex legal documents. Detect formatting and compositional errors in doc...
Job Description: Are you a seasoned Paralegal looking for a great opportunity? This is a close knit office looking for a rock star to join their team. If you are a sharp, team player that is looking for a great cultural fit this could be the position you've been waiting for! This position will require you to work independently and run with projects as well as additional miscellaneous administrati...
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...
About Us Angel Reyes & Associates is a full-service banking and business litigation law firm, based in Dallas, Texas. We limit our practice to mortgage default representation in Texas and Arkansas, where both partners are licensed attorneys. Services provided in each state include foreclosures, bankruptcy, evictions, mortgage litigation and closings. For more info about our firm, visit http://ang...
Our client, a nice mid-sized Downtown Dallas Law Firm is in need of a very polished 5+ year Litigation Legal Secretary who will be supporting 1 Partner and 2 Associate Attorneys. Duties will include revising documents, proofreading, time entry, court coordination, scanning, transcription, calendar management and e-filing. Legal Secretary must have great computer skills to be considered for this po...
Henkels & McCoy a 90 year prestigious Engineering and Construction firm is seeking a Contracts Paralegal to support the General Counsel. The applicant will be responsible for performing a wide variety of legal functions and administrative duties with contracts in order to assist a nationally recognized construction and engineering firm located in Blue Bell, Pa.The successful candidate will be a hi...
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...
MetLife, a leading provider of insurance and other financial services to individual and institutional customers, is seeking Corporate Counsel in Charlotte, NC! Beyond meaningful and challenging work, MetLife provides a variety of flexible work arrangements, as well as a tuition reimbursement program, competitive benefits, and retirement and pension plans. MetLife’s responsiveness to the needs of ...
Advance America Traveling Compliance Auditor -Indianapolis, Indiana Advance America Field Auditors enjoy working independently and are self-motivated, driven individuals who love to travel and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment. To be successful in this role, an Advance America Field Auditor must have a minimum of 1-3 years of compliance audit experience, the ability to multi task, a...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
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...
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...
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...
BDNA (www.bdna.com) is a privately held company, experiencing very strong growth. This role is at the intersection of all the hottest IT trends of Big Data, the Internet of Things and Cloud. BDNA Data as a Service is revolutionizing how enterprises make sense of their data. This is a great opportunity to join a growing software company with incredibly compelling solutions. BDNA is seeking a talen...
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...
About us: Biodynamic Research Corporation, a professional services firm specializing in biomechanical and injury causation consulting, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research Librarian. We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation including a discretionary bonus program and an extensive benefits package ...
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: MS...
Hearing Assistant Heard and Smith, LLP was founded on the principles of compassion, humility and the relentless desire to pursue financial assistance for our clients. Our law firm has been helping the disabled for over 30 years and has a proven record. Do you have a heart for those in need? We are seeking individuals with excellent customer relations, strong work ethic, and a true desire to help ...

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