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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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Position Description: Do you have customer service experience? Have you worked in a processing/production type environment? Are you looking for a position that would allow you ample career growth? If so, we’d love to hear from you – our future leader! CT Corporation (www.ctcorporation.com), a Wolters Kluwer business, is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality servic...
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LEGAL SECRETARY/ PARALEGAL Prior legal exp. preferred. Basic computer skills required. Salary DOE. Send resume to *****...
PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT Corbin Law Firm is seeking a full time Paralegal or Legal Assistant with 2+ years of experience. Applicants must be professional, organized, and able to work independently. Email confidential cover letter with salary requirements and resume' to ***** As Posted in the Florence Morning News...
Prestigious large law firm is seeking a litigation paralegal to join their legal team! Qualified applicants will be knowledgeable in business litigation and or personal injury, have strong experience in handling large, complex, document intensive litigation matters. Strong drafting skills and a thorough knowledge of the rules of civil procedure and court rules are necessary. Ideal candidate will h...
Successful Orange County law firm is in growth mode and is adding to its staff of litigation and transactional legal secretaries. The ideal candidates will be motivated to handle busy litigation, transactional and/or trial attorneys. Candidate should have at least 3+ years experience. They offer a competitive salary and a great benefit package along with other terrific perks! Please send your resu...
Prestigious Irvine firm is looking for a 4 - 8 year attorney with a focus on commercial litigation, business and employment litigation. Ideal candidate will be driven, hungry and a self starter with a 'go-getter' attitude. Requirements: Top Tier Schools Have excellent academic and professional credentials Top firm background with great tenure Anyone with recent military / JAG experience is encoura...
PARALEGAL Palm Beach Gardens Law firm seeks residential/commercial real estate paralegal with a minimum of 5 years experience from contract to post-close. Experience with contract, and loan & closing document preparation required. Must be Doubletime and Microsoft Word proficient, organized, self-starter and a team player. Send resume with salary requirements to ***** keywords: le...
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 was...
Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Wanted!!! We are working with several top notch firms here in Orange County who are looking to expand their teams. Ideal candidates have 3+ years of recent workers' comp defense experience. Generous compensation packages offered for stellar candidates. *Portable Book of Business a Plus! (Not required) All inquiries will be kept confidential. Please forward r...
TO APPLY TO THIS JOB PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK http://martekglobal.theresumator.com/apply/6IyprC/Business-Specialist-II.html Martek Global Services, Inc. (“Martek”) is a Professional Services company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in Huntsville, Alabama allowing us to be strategically structured to reinforce our nationwide support services. For nearly two decades...
Duane Morris, a global law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is seeking three (3) experienced Business Immigration Paralegals for its Boca Raton, FL office. Working in a collegial team-oriented environment, our paralegals perform challenging and substantive legal work. Paralegals works under the direction of an attorney, assisting employers...
Good Career Opportunity! Law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh is seeking a Legal Secretary to support Associates involved in Family Law. Two years of experience in family law including knowledge of e-filing and court system, the ability to transcribe dictation, and excellent communication skills for client contact are desired. BS/BA and or Paralegal Certification a plus but not required. This i...
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 was...
TAX OR ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS WANTED!!! Orange County law firm is seeking sharp and qualified attorneys to join their team. Proven experience in Tax Law or Estate Planning is required. A CPA license is a plus! 5+ years of experience preferred. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. Please send resumes to ***** for immediate consideration. Meredith Broker, Staffing S...
Knowledge needed: Understanding of U.S. copyright laws, Fair use guidelines, and rights & permissions issues preferred. Strong organizational, research, and Excel skills. Responsibilities include: Clearing of permissions for AP products: involves researching source info, contacting down rightsholders, preparing request letters, tracking requests and credit lines in Permissions database, following...
TransPerfect Family of Companies www.transperfect.com www.transperfectlegal.com E-Discovery Senior Litigation Support Analyst For almost 20 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2008 and EN...
Our client, a very busy family law practice is seeking a 5+ year Litigation Legal Secretary. This person must be very detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills. Must have excellent proofreading skills and able to work overtime with minimal notice. Qualifications: Proficient in Word/WordPerfect, Excel, e-filing Type 75+ wpm. Strong experience in all phases of deposition Trial preparatio...
Description: 558392: Medicaid Compliance Officer - Omaha Nebraska UnitedHealthcare Community & State, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is looking for an experienced Medicaid Compliance Officer to join our dynamic Compliance team. Things are exciting at UHG as we are experiencing unprecedented growth, and looking for someone with the right stuff for our team at our Omaha NE locat...
Would you like to move to a state with a booming economy and where you get a lot of “bang for your buck” when it comes to housing? If so, now is your chance! Our Client, a Dallas, Texas based law firm that is a nationally recognized leader in plaintiffs' personal injury trial law, is searching for an experienced Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Attorney to join their very busy team. Plaintiff Attorne...
We are searching for an organized, detail-oriented, proactive team member to work closely with the company's Litigation Counsel to service our Commercial Lines customer, a leading Fortune 500 company. The Document Reviewer will work within a team reviewing documents to identify privileged and confidential information, and conduct substantive reviews in litigation matters. In addition, the Document...
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