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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.
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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A law firm seeks a Senior Corporate Paralegal for their New York City office. The Senior Corporate Paralegal will assist attorneys with their responsibilities and assignments in connection with the representation of Firm clients by handing day-to-day real estate and finance transaction management. The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Proficient with respect to filing pro...
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Reputable mid-sized Bellevue law firm is seeking a highly motivated litigation associate attorney licensed in Washington. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 yrs. of demonstrated background in civil litigation, possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have a strong work ethic. The candidate’s ability to manage competing demands and frequently changing priorities, as well as the ab...
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Are you a detailed oriented paralegal in search of an opportunity in an emerging business environment? Immediate need for an experienced paralegal to assist with contractual issues. Must be a self starter able quickly understand the technology services sector. A general understanding of software licensing concepts and contracts will greatly enhance your ability to perform. You will need to have st...
Progressive, fast growing organization seeking to hire high level candidates to support their Risk Advisory Group. This is a fantastic opportunity with tremendous room for growth! Bank Regulatory Compliance - Location: Kansas City, MO Position Description We are currently looking for an associate level candidate with regulatory knowledge to join our Risk Advisory group. You will use your knowledge...
Established Insurance Defense firm is looking for two qualified Insurance Defense Paralegals. Both openings are temp to perm. Client wants heavy legal research experience. You will be working with Declaratory Judgements. You must understand COVERAGE. You will be digesting medical reports. Prepare deposition summaries. Analyze medical records and transcripts. Create demands and responses. Organize...
Jones Networking is currently recruiting for a variety of positions in the Intellectual Property (IP) field in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. We have opportunities available for the following positions: - IP Specialists (Litigation and/or Prosecution) - Patent & Trademark Legal Secretaries (US & Foreign) - Paralegals - Docketing Specialists - Patent Agents/ Technical Advisors/ Patent Associ...
Established Law firm in Garden City Long Island is looking for a qualified Legal Secretary. You must be able to prepare your own affidavits of service from a marked up complaint with codes and medical codes. Prepare pleadings. Draft motions, discovery demands ,and responses to court orders and subpoenas. Assist with case preparations .Create and revise documents. Schedule and confirm depositions....
SR PARALEGAL Santa Clara Ca Pharmaceutical / Biotech Legal - Paralegal Full-time United States - California - Santa Clara The Compensation $80k to $84k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Detailed Description Primary Job Function Provides legal services and resolves legal mat...
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LegalSource is looking for a front desk receptionist for a mid size firm in Hartford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years experience handling busy phones, assist with e-filing and provide administrative assistance to the firm. Our client offers free parking along with a wonderful work environment. This is a contract to direct hire position. Please send resumes to Christina at...
LegalSource has an immediate need for an experienced real estate legal secretary to assist Sr. Partner of a large Hartford firm. The successful candidate must have very strong technical skills (word/styles/etc) a minimum of 3 years of assisting with the preparation of commercial and residential real estate closings. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a top firm. Excellent starting salary....
Midsize law firm is looking for a full-time Legal Assistant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Drafting and editing legal documents and correspondence Maintaining attorney(s) calendar Transcribing dictation Communicating with clients Maintaining and organizing files Requirements & Qualifications: Must have 3-5 years of legal secretary & litigation experience in NJ (civil and municip...
Our client, an established leader in the consumer asset recovery industry, is seeking a Creditor’s Rights/Bankruptcy Associate Attorney in the Wilmington,Delaware area. Responsibilities will include a wide variety of tasks associated with handling a legal caseload related to debt collection. The successful candidate will provide the highest quality legal representation, treat all customers with fa...
Our client, an established leader in the consumer asset recovery industry, is seeking a Creditor’s Rights/Bankruptcy Associate Attorney in the Detroit, Michigan area. Responsibilities will include a wide variety of tasks associated with handling a legal caseload related to debt collection. The successful candidate will provide the highest quality legal representation, treat all customers with fair...
Overview: Tampa law firm seeking a scheduler to support litigation attorney. Successful candidate will be able to schedule for hearings, depositions, trials and meetings. In addition, prepare legal documents and have familiarity with Florida rules of civil procedure. One to two years minimum prior experience supporting trial attorneys in civil litigation is necessary. Qualifications/Requirements:...
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