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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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DOCKETING ASSISTANT Lee & Hayes, pllc, an internationally known intellectual property and business law firm, recently recognized as being number one throughout the U.S. for patent quality for the 4th consecutive year by IAM Magazine, is seeking a docketing assistant for our Spokane office. This position includes, but not limited to, the following tasks: reviews and updates daily case docket; proc...
We are seeking an experienced legal secretary with 3-15 years of insurance defense experience. Requirements for applicants: -excellent customer service, organizational, prioritization skills, -work well in a team environment. -detail-oriented, highly organized, able to work well under pressure, -demonstrate initiative and excellent communication skills. Accountability, dependability, punctua...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90048
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Majorshopping center development & property management company based in Los Angeles. We offer benefits, growth potential and a positive work environment. JOB DESCRIPTION Negotiate for new leases, lease renewals, lease extensions, lease assignments, rent adjustments, lease proposals, letter of intent (LOI) & other contract agreements, as needed. Prepare, review, complete & ...
MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the nation’s premier law and consulting firms known for quality and extraordinary commitment to clients & integrated, relationship-based services. We are notably progressive and entrepreneurial and are deeply committed to diversity, public service, and excellence in all we do. Manatt Phelps & Phillips is currently seeking a Secretarial Supervisor for their ...
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington, D.C. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the pu...
Job Summary & Objectives: The Professional Assistant supports attorneys in delivering the highest level of service to internal and external clients alike. As a contributing team member, the Professional Assistant is pro-active in balancing multiple work demands, taking personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of his/her work and maintaining client and Firm confidentiality. The Profe...
Company Confidential Johnstown, PA, 15901
Immediate opening for a full-time Office Manager for a service-based company in the Johnstown area. Client relations and customer service skills are extremely important. Strong computer, communication and detail oriented skills are a must. Management experience helpful, but not necessary. Must live within 20 miles of Johnstown. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. Clean criminal background necessar...
Eden Wood Preserving seeks an Environmental Permitting and Office Manager Job Purpose: Support company operations by managing environmental permitting and maintaining office systems Essential Duties and Responsibilities Responsible for all aspects of the compliance efforts and procedures required by regulatory legislation enforced by the State of Maryland and the Federal Government Remain cons...
Part-time legal assistant for litigation attorney (10:00-3:00 M-F) for small, non-smoking office. 3-5 years experience in litigation, preferably insurance-defense, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Adobe and E-filing procedures required. Office located near Broadway & 410....
Legal assistant with litigation experience needed for downtown Chattanooga law firm. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as typing and Microsoft Word skills. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm with one hour for lunch. Medical benefits offered once perm. Parking is free. Qualified candidate e-mail resume to *****. Equal Opportunity Empl...
Mid sized regional law firm with very successful IP group is seeking a manager to oversee patent and trademark department. Prior IP experience is a must. Management experience is preferred but not required. Will be interacting with attorneys and support staff on a daily basis to ensure efficient and timely filings (both US and Foreign). Will also be overseeing the docket. Excellent opportunity, hi...
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstand...
Community Manager Company:Cisneros Corp Location: Coral Gables, FL Supervises: N/A Summary The community manager will work on multiple projects to maximize communications, and give more visibility to all social media assets within the Corporation. He/she will work closely with geographically distributed marketing teams to coordinate and support all social media actions across platforms, inclu...
This position will support several business litigation attorneys, handling multiple voluminous cases in state and federal court, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. The selected candidate will assist in all aspects of the litigation process, including providing support for attorneys in the discovery process, motion practice, as well as hearings, mediations, trials, and arbitrations...
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...
Litigation Paralegal The Cochran Firm Memphis is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal with at least 5 years of experience. Working knowledge of Personal Injury and/or Medical Malpractice cases preferred. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational and prioritizing skills and is capable of assisting multiple attorneys. Submit resume to: ***** ESSENTIAL FUNCTION...
Legal Assistant Downtown law firm is seeking an experienced legal assistant. The qualified candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills plus computer skills including experience using WordPerfect and document management software. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and a self starter. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send cover letter, res...
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...
Maintenance I Arvin Community Services District has a full time open position for Maintenance I Operator. Applicant must have high school diploma/GED and a valid Water Distribution 2 or Water Treatment 2 Certification. Salary DOE w/benefits. Please apply at or send resume to 309 Campus Dr, Arvin, CA 93203....
Superior Court of California KERN COUNTY Has the following job opportunity available: Senior Attorney / Associate Attorney Recruitment # 040: - This recruitment may close at any time without notice Senior Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,798 - $3,416 bi-weekly Associate Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,591 - $3,138 bi-weekly Appointment depending on experience a...

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