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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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Description: Legal Assistant Legal Assistant Job Purpose: Enhances attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorney's trial proceedings. Legal Assistant Job Duties: Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file datab...
Job ID: N9XW62486 Dallas firm is looking for Trademark attorneys to join their group that have some portable business. Headquartered in Texas, this reputed legal practice employs a sizable group of highly skilled attorneys and represents clients worldwide. It has three core practice groups, namely trials, transactions, and technology. Over the years, the firm has earned numerous commendations from...
Job ID: VL4N61530 Well-regarded Houston firm seeks Trademark partner with book of business to join their growing firm. Join the large Houston office of this exciting firm. Practice areas include corporate, litigation, tax, employment, and immigration law. This firm is in a period of strong growth, and it needs to hire more talented attorneys immediately. In recent years, this firm has grown very s...
Job ID: Q8J676967 Atlanta office seeks mid- or senior-level attorney having 3+ years of experience, including experience working on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and corporate governance. The candidate should have large law firm experience. Very prestigious Atlanta law firm with some of the best and the brightest talent in the city. We'd love to speak to you...
Job ID: 7R6777534 Atlanta office is seeking a tax controversy attorney with 2-5 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have an LL.M. in tax, proven writing skills, and experience in international tax. Candidate should have experience with federal income tax issues. Membership to the GA bar is a plus. Prestigious downtown Atlanta law firm with a collegial atmosphere, where the attorneys have...
Job ID: AY7U77016 Atlanta office seeks patent agent having 2-4 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The candidate should be a member of the Patent Bar and have a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or an associated discipline. Relevant technological experience with business methods, software, and/ or communications-related technologies is...
Job ID: X27C77514 Atlanta office seeks intellectual property patent agent preferably having some experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The candidate should have a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or an associated discipline. Relevant work experience is preferred. This large Atlanta firm is one of the city's more traditional firms. With an except...
Job ID: 7PPM79622 Corpus Christi office seeks associate litigation attorney to manage a substantial caseload. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office at (800) 298-6440 to confidentially discuss this job. We want to help you! Contact the Following BCG Attorney Search Office : Houston 1200 Smith St., Suite 1600 Houston, Texas 77002 Toll-Free (800) 298-6440 For fu...
Job ID: DEL577653 Atlanta office seeks attorney having 1-3 years of patent litigation experience. The candidate should have an advanced science degree. The Georgia law practice was launched fourteen years ago. There are forty-nine professional attorneys employed at the law office. Areas of concentration consist of labor-employment, commercial litigation, corporate services, mergers-acquisitions, r...
Job ID: ADAI79724 Austin office seeks corporate attorney having 2-6 years of experience in one or more of the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, securities and finance. Here is a firm with an illustrious past and a history of strong growth in virtually every United States market it is a part of. This firm is very strong in the litigation and corporate areas, and is...
Job ID: G5HI79625 Austin office seeks associate attorney preferably having 2-6 years of experience with both litigation and transactional work.​ The candidate will handle real estate transactional work as well as real estate and commercial litigation.​ Must be licensed in Texas. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office at (800) 298-6440 to confidentially discuss...
Job ID: 73NH77219 Atlanta office seeks junior special matters/government investigations associate attorney having 2+ years of large law firm experience in complex litigation with an AmLaw 50 law firm or in a relevant government practice. The candidate should preferably have experience in federal white collar criminal investigations, SEC investigations, False Claims Act litigation, and/or corporate...
Job ID: MRKW62487 Dallas firm is looking for Technology attorneys to join their group that have some portable business. Headquartered in Texas, this reputed legal practice employs a sizable group of highly skilled attorneys and represents clients worldwide. It has three core practice groups, namely trials, transactions, and technology. Over the years, the firm has earned numerous commendations fro...
Refer to Job # MKUF47114 Law Clerk Duties: Manage a multitude of cases including assisting on the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) Fraud under the Energy Policy Act and Vessel Pollution Initiative cases under the Clean Water Act. The work will involve legal research, document review/management on the Relativity platform, database management/review, case preparation including heavy involvement...
Refer to Job # LFMJ47113 Tax Senior Manager - National Tax - Partnership Transaction Plan and Economic Group The candidate will provide high-quality services and time-sensitive advice that meet and/or exceed the clients' expectations. Will prepare internal memoranda, written products provided to clients, private letter rulings and other documents for submission to the IRS or Treasury Department, a...
Refer to Job # WVDN47118 Compliance Manager, Communications Review Group The candidate provides an opportunity to be part of innovative talented group of compliance professionals and promote the Firm s fiduciary culture. Responsibilities will include review of marketing materials, and advising the business in connection with sales, trading, and performance client communications. Provides Complianc...
Refer to Job # CTKM47152 Staff Attorney Bodily Injury The candidate defends the company against lawsuits for Bodily Injury (BI) claims brought against the company. Serves in large case load comprised of BI lawsuits. Serves in responding to Complaints, Discovery Requests, and filing other Motions with the Court, as needed. Taking and defending depositions. Arguing motions in Court. Corresponding wi...
Job Responsibilities and Requirements: Seeks Trainees / Interns to support all four of it's practice areas: Competition/Antitrust and State Aid; Environment, Life Sciences and Nano Technology; Financial Services, Insurance; and Trade. Candidates must hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law. A Bar Qualification is not necessary. Candidates must be willing to work in more than one of our...
Refer to Job # NPAT47117 Assistant / Vice President of Land Acquisition The candidate will report directly to the Group President for all of Virginia and work closely with the Regional President for the DC Metro area as well as the VP in the Legal Group. Lead the Land Acquisition department in the negotiation of land acquisitions, land use analysis and purchase agreements. Coordinate due diligence...
Manager, Contracts Operations needed for a direct hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in Alameda, CA. Top Skills You Should Possess: - Experience in health care/managed care - Knowledge of managed care contracting What You'll Be Doing: - Manage the implementation of provider contract rates and terms - Coordinate with legal counsel, Medical Services, Provider Services, Health Plan Services,...
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