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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 Prescott, 86301
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...
CRM Notes: Legal Secretary duties include but are not limited to drafting pleadings, filing and serving documents electronically, prepare correspondence, calendaring, scheduling motions and depositions, schedule Court Calls, set up new cases and provide general support in a legal setting. The primary role of the Legal Secretary is to provide administrative support to 4 civil trial attorneys. In th...
Job Description: This Professional And Experienced Legal Secretary Position Features: ? Competitive Salary And Benefits ? Prime Location ? Challenging And Exciting Environment ? Great Pay to $70K We are immediately hiring a legal secretary for a boutique law firm in Santa Monica! The ideal candidate will possess a strong multi-tasking ability, exceptional organization skills and computer and data...
Job Description: Growing Shreveport Law Firm is looking for a attorney with 3-5 years experience in Criminal & Personal Injury Law. Good downtown location, great staff, firm has benefit plan. Busy firm with great staff. Apply Today. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all o...
Company Confidential San Diego, CA, 92130
Corporate bankruptcy law firm seeks qualified, part time legal assistant/paralegal on an independent contractor basis. Responsibilities include (i) administrative support for active, lead attorney, (ii) understanding and coordination of various client and business development matters, and (iii) light paralegal services. Firm is located in the Del Mar/Carmel Valley area of San Diego....
Company Confidential Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English + Spanish), have experience dealing with Personal Injury cases and can carry a case load of 75+ active cases at any given time. We are looking for someone who works well under pressure, can prioritize and balance competing demands and who is detail oriented. Job duties include: - Handling client's property damage claim - Assisting clients in schedulin...
Paralegal or legal secretary for sole practitioner in Tampa, who does probate and trust administration, business formation and transactions, estate planing , real estate , tax work and litigation. Must prepare correspondence , drafts of documents , accounting for estates and for trusts, calendar events and actions , handle billing, accounts receivable and accounts payable and order office supplies...
Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey, A Professional Corporation, established in 1979, is a premier workers’ compensation statewide defense firm seeking an experienced legal secretary with a solid work ethic for our Novato office. A successful legal secretary within our firm should possess the following qualities: 1. Ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, attorneys...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Real Estate law firm is seeking an experienced associate for the company’s transactional department. Our firm is actively involved in the representation of purchasers and sellers of condominiums, cooperatives and townhouses. The associate will handle transactions from inception through closing. The candidate must be experienced in all aspects of residential real estate transactions and all related...
Boutique litigation law firm in Weston is looking for an experienced bilingual, English/Spanish, full time Legal Assistant to work in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Prior experience with pre-litigation procedures are mandatory and experience with Aderant Total Office/Client Profiles is preferred....
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Company Confidential Hinsdale, IL, 60521
Paralegal/secretary with 2-5 years of strong estate planning and estate administration experience who is good with clients and can work well with others in the firm. We include discretionary bonuses, vacation, sick time, but no health insurance as of yet....
Job Description: Act-1 Legal Solutions is working with a nationally known insurance provider for an in-house legal secretary and paralegal position. This opportunity is perfect for a hybrid candidate who was responsible for secretarial administrative duties, prior to attaining his/her paralegal certificate and working as such in a firm, or in-house, setting. The organization wants a candidate with...
Reputable tax resolution company looking to immediately hire a licensed Tax Attorney or Enrolled Agent in good standing. RESPONSIBILITIES include: - Communicate with Tax Agencies (IRS & State) - Secure Collection Holds - Retrieve Balances Due - Obtain Delinquent Return Information - Request Transcripts - Release Bank Levies and Wage Garnishments - Meet Deadlines - Negotiate and Coordinate Taxpayer...
Job Description Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. The companies' brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild, MarkTen and VERVE. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the country's top premium wine producers, and Philip...
Job ID: 4336 Position Description: NCH is established, yet growing, and we need to attract top talent to support our overall business strategy. We are currently looking for a Corporate Regulatory Affairs Specialist who has the ability to partner with multiple internal departments, ensuring that our products comply with all federal, state and local regulations. This person will focus their efforts...
Global company is looking for an attorney with strong commercial and technology contracts experience; candidates must have experience with master service agreements and licensing; ideally will have international, cross-border and SaaS experience as well. This is a long term temporary position. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled...
Litigation Legal Secretary Our client, a national firm with a Denver office, is looking for a legal secretary. Candidates must have strong litigation secretarial skills and excellent computer skills. Experience with employment law is a plus. Please only apply if you have previous law firm experience in the litigation field. Knowledge of TOA and TOC is highly preferred. Paralegal Resource Center, I...
Company Confidential Bowie, MD, 20716
Bowie Law Firm, which practices real estate, business and criminal law in Maryland, DC and Virginia is seeking a highly motivated paralegal with attention to detail. Successful candidate will be responsible for preparing correspondence, motions and subpoenas as well as meeting with clients and witnesses....
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