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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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Job Description This position is in support of the United States Attorney Office in Washington, DC located at 600 E Street, N.W. The anticipated length of this assignment is through May 31, 2016. * Travel as necessary for job duties. Travel could be extensive depending upon the needs of the cases. * The work requires knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices associated with accessing hard...
Job Title:Trusts & Estates Paralegal (Pennsylvania) Minimimum 3 years of experience. Bachelors Degree and Paralegal Certificate Salary is negotiable. Cohen & Grigsby, P. C. is seeking a Trusts & Estates Paralegal to prepare probate pleadings, maintain estate database tracking system for timely filing of subsequent probate pleadings throughout the probate process. Communicate with Executor/Administ...
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Builds and supervises a team of compliance specialists responsible for all Legal Department regulatory submissions to various domestic and international authorities. The incumbent will also supervise and provide support to the Equity Trading Desk regarding aggregate ownership limits (ensuring compliance to firm-imposed or regulatory imposed securities ownership limi...
Outstanding Back Bay boutique law firm is seeking to fill a Commercial Real Estate Legal Assistant/Paralegal Job. Do you want to join an exciting and busy real estate practice at a regional firm with excellent benefits and a fantastic work environment? This is a great chance for an experienced legal assistant to grow, learn, and even gain more paralegal duties after you prove your abilities. Salar...
The Sr. Legal Administrative Assistant will perform a wide variety of complex, confidential, technical and administrative tasks. The Administrative Assistant will support the Legal Department’s Intellectual Property team, as well as, Advertising, Marketing, and Procurement work groups. In addition, he/she will open new legal reviews and follow-up with the assigned SME’s (Subject Matter Expert) to...
Top private investment firm is seeking an experienced Compliance Analyst to join their dynamic legal and compliance department. This position reports to the Chief Compliance Officer and supports the compliance infrastructure, monitoring and examination functions of the group. This is a great way to develop in an outstanding environment with excellent benefits and room for growth. Salary to $65K pl...
Contract to Hire Career Opportunity: Legal Secretary Needed in Warren, NJ! We are currently seeking a Legal Secretary client here in Warren, NJ! This is an excellent opportunity for a “team player” with 3-5 years of experience in the legal field. This is a temporary contract to hire position, once permanent the salary would be around $40-$45K annually, hourly rate while temporary is based on exper...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Kissimmee, FL. Earn $14.72 to $20.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, schedule TBD. Job Description: Outbound calling including call tracking Typing and data entry Assist...
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California Superior Court County of Sutter Supervising Family Court Mediator $5101 - $6241/mo. Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in psychology, social work, marriage-family-child counseling, and behavioral science substantially related to marriage and family interpersonal relationships; and two years experience in counseling and/or psychothe...
PennStuart seeks experienced legal secretary. Production position, heavy transcription, using Word. Attention to detail, proof-reading skills, and ability to work under deadline required. Busy, pleasant working environment. Excellent salary and full benefits. Please send resume to ***** or fax to 276-623-5540 As Posted in the Bristol Herald Courier...
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AV rated Madison Hts Insur. Defense firm seeking exp. Secretary/ Paralegal Exc. benefits. Salary commensurate w/ exp. Send resume & cover letter to *****...
Company Confidential Harrisburg, PA, 17101
LARGE CIVIL LITIGATION INSURANCE DEFENSE FIRM IS SEEKING A DEPENDABLE LEGAL SECRETARY with at least 2 yrs. civil litigation exp. Candidate must be dependable, have the ability to multi task and work independently with little supervision. Exp. with Word, Outlook and electronic court filings a must. Send resume to: *****...
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Detail-oriented, highly organized legal assistant sought to augment legal invoicing software team. Position involves discreet issue resolution projects that may expand into a larger role. Projects require working independently, directly contacting employees in multiple departments, and using various software programs including TyMetrix 360, Excel, Outlook, and proprietary web-based databases and d...
Legal Assistant: The candidate will provide support to attorney and paralegal; assist with planning and development of cases; analysis, scheduling, interacting with clients, other attorneys and office staff; ability to accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.Paralegal certificate or degree is not required, but commensurate experience will b...
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