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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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Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Legal Secretary Labor/employment law firm seeking legal secty with min 3 yrs exp. NV state/fed court exp required. Must have litigation background and proficient in MS Word. Excellent benefits. Salary DOE. Send resume and cover letter to ***** Principals only. This listing brought to you by The Las Vegas Review Journal/Sun Classified ads...
Company Confidential Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
Large Costa Mesa firm is seeking an Estate Planning Secretary to assist 2 attorneys. Successful candidate must have 4 yrs+ recent experience preparing Estate Planning documents . Must have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office and document management systems. The candidate must be detail oriented, possess a collaborative, team player work ethic, and have the ability to work in a high pressure...
Prestigious IP Law Firm in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking an Associate / Attorney. Position Summary: Litigation exposure will include practice before the federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and trial proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. This role will assist partners in evaluating clients' IP rights, counseli...
Real Estate Company in Vienna, Virginia has an opportunity for a Billing Specialist to join the Finance and Accounting Team. Position Summary: - Prepare and process work to ensure that all client invoices are billed accurately, consistently within client requirements and on a timely basis. - Review and reconcile account balances. - Process and record accounts receivable transactions. - Ensure prop...
RETAINED SEARCH, Director, Commercial Compliance (JD required), Chicago-area Pharma - Top Compensation Summary: Our client is a very successful, Chicago-based global pharmaceutical company with an enviable late-stage, multi-therapeutic pipeline, highly attractive compensation programs (i.e. pension plan, stock that vests aggressively, on-site child care, etc.), and strong relocation benefits. Corn...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, phar...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, phar...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, phar...
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 publ...
Company Confidential Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
Litigation Associate - Immediate opening for a self-motivated and focused professional in our Saratoga County litigation practice. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York State and possess strong research, writing and organizational skills. Preferred candidate should have 2-5 years of experience in private practice and be admitted to practice in the USDC for the NDNY....
Company Confidential New York, NY, 10018
Unique opportunity for an experienced Litigation Attorney who is looking to use his/her legal expertise in a non practice environment The fastest growing National National Appellate Services Provider is expanding. We seek a motivated and ambitious attorney to join our growing team of experienced attorneys to develop new relationships and maintain existing ones while promoting and selling our servi...
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Responsible for identifying, assessing and reporting risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer information. Serve as GLBA Privacy Officer. Work with the CISO and Lines of Business to mitigate GLBA related risks. Responsible for managing of the bank’s Vendor Risk Management Program. Assess, identify and track third party vendor risks to the Bank. Ensure...
Legal Secretary At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Currently, we are recruiti...
.Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Ho-Chunk, Inc. operates over 34 subsidiaries in a diverse range of industries including information technology, construction, government contracting, professional services, wholesale distribution, office products and technology, logistics, marketing, media and retail. POSITION SUMMARY Su...
Description: The UnitedHealth Group Senior Privacy Counsel is a senior position in the UHG Corporate legal department responsible for providing advice on complex privacy issues and data security breaches across the enterprise. In this key role, you will manage a variety of important privacy initiatives, serve as legal counsel to the UHG Privacy office, and work regularly with senior management and...
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit micro-controllers, a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, RF, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial EEPROMs, Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories and serial SRAM memories....
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Full litigation responsibilities including review of correspondence, review of files to determine whether they are suit appropriate, review of answers, preparation of discovery, and preparation of dispositive motions and all aspects of conducting trial and appearing for hearings. In addition, attorney is to be knowledgeable in post judgment remedies including a...
CHICAGO TRIAL LAW FIRM SEEKS HIGHLY MOTIVATED AND ENERGETIC INDIVIDUAL WITH MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AND LESS THAN FIVE (5) YEARS LITIGATION EXPERIENCE FOR LEGAL SECRETARY/LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION. WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN NOT ONLY TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECRETARIAL DUTIES OF TYPING, TRANSCRIPTION AND FILING, BUT ALSO WILLING TO MAINTAIN LARGE FILES, PROFESSIONALLY FIELD INCOMING CALLS A...
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing competitive markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future. The NYISO’s Legal department invites applications for a full-time Senior Attorney. The successful candidate will become a member of a highly-qualified team of professio...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a Senior Internal Auditor for our Corporate Internal Audit Organization located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Perform financial and operational audits within rigid time constr...

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