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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.
Position Responsibilities Software Export Analyst Location: Dallas, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; or Jacksonville, Florida Position Summary/Overview: SunGard is one of the largest privately owned software and information technology solutions providers doing business in over 70 Countries worldwide. In this position SunGard’s Export Analyst will report to the Sr. Director International Compliance. Thi...
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Dallas law firm has an immediate opening for a Paralegal with strong litigation experience. Candidate must have 5 plus years prior litigation experience, strong organizational skills, pay attention to detail, have a team-oriented attitude and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Must also be able to handle a file from inception to close. Heavy client contact will be involved. This is a full-...
We are a 20 plus year old company in the financial industry that is seeking in-house General Counsel with a strong prosecution and litigation background to work on several complex litigation cases. The ideal candidate must be a motivated self starter who possesses excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills. Able to write motions and briefs and have the ability to work in a fast pa...
Project Manager, Client Services - Evenings/Weekends (Midtown East) TransPerfect Family of Companies Department: Client Services, Trans Perfect Legal Solutions Position: Project Manager, Client Services Department Summary: The Client Services team onboards and leads the implementation of eDiscovery and litigation support projects at TransPerfect Legal Solutions. We are seeking goal-oriented, organ...
We are a 20 plus year old company in the financial industry that is seeking Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist with all aspects of an in house legal team. Duties will include: drafting pleadings, motions, notices discovery requests and responses preparing and update pleadings, discovery and other file materials organize and maintain case files perform basic legal research assist with p...
Litigation Legal Assistant needed in St. Petersburg Law Firm. This positions requires experience litigation legal assistant that can also handle some paralegal tasks. You will report to two litigation attorneys who have very busy active caseloads. Prepare pleadings and other legal documents, correspondence, memo's, etc. from dictation, hardcopy, etc. E-Serve pleadings with proper courts. Assist wi...
The City of Dalton Dalton, 30720
INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES The City of Dalton Municipal Court is seeking a qualified individual or firm to provide indigent legal defense services. Scope of Services: The scope of services is detailed in the indigent defense services contract available upon request to the Municipal Court Clerkâ.s Office. Terms of Services: The contract for legal services will be structured under a contract for a on...
Requisition #: 71707 Job Title: Senior Counsel - Public Sector Country: United States State: Georgia City: Alpharetta Employment Status: Full Time Job Responsibilities: (Description): At ADP we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all t...
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Accounts Payable Coordinator needed for Insurance Defense Law Firm in Boca Raton, Florida. Accounts Payable experience required, preferably in a Law Firm environment. Flexible hours, minimum 24 hours per week. Compensation commensurate with experience...
Description: March 28, 2014 Description Contract Administrator/Executive Admin M-F 8-5 + OT as needed Pay: $20/hr + DOE Contract Administrator with excellent Secretarial skills needed! Will administer contracts, work with sub-contractors and provide general administrative and secretarial support to President of corporation. Job Duties: Coordinate and prepare reports such as expense reports. Organi...
Description Attorney with 2-4 Years of Prior Financial Services Experience Job Summary: Computer Sciences Corporation, a $18.6B NYSE company, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia CSC is seeking an attorney with a preferred two to four years of experience for its Dallas, Texas office. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Legal/ Senior Assistant General Counsel, this attorney will be responsible for...
Description Seasoned contracts manager needed to support new business development contracts specifically in large scale applications, development, outsourcing or application consulting. A newly created position, this opporutnity is perfect for a self starter looking for growth potential with a successful organization. Responsibilities Creates new contracts and documents based upon interaction with...
Description Take your contracts management skills to the next level with CSC. Join our Offerings Management Contracts team and work directly with global contracts and offerings internationally. Ideal candidate will have strong drafting skills, excellent client interaction and software licensing experience. Enjoy a fully loaded compensation package along with a rewarding work experience. This posit...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Regulatory Compliance Lead, Regulatory Advertising & Promotion-1317131008 Description Johnson & Johnson International is recruiting for a Regulatory Compliance Lead, Regulatory Advertising and Promotion, located in Horsham, PA. Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufac...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. RSMO Therapeutic Area/Community of Practice Head-00000NSC Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. is recruiting for an RSMO Therapeutic Area Community of Practice Head, located in Raritan, NJ; Titusville, NJ; Malvern, PA; High Wycombe, UK; Leiden, Netherlands; or Beerse, Belgium. Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops...
Company Information Moore & Associates is a small law firm that represents individuals and families in federal bankruptcy court. We currently employ 2 attorneys, 1 paralegal and 2 administrative staff associates. Our management philosophy revolves around teamwork and cooperation. We believe that in order to be a success, each employee must work together in order to provide the best possible client...
RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP, the nation's oldest law office, seeks a Litigation Attorney with two to five years experience in areas of general casualty litigation, mass tort and/or products liability experience. West Virginia bar admission required. Ohio and/or Pennsylvania bar admission a plus. RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP provides generous employment benefits with respect to health care benefits, disability...
Paralegal Professional - RABG At CoBank, our Paralegal Professional provides transactional support while acting as an overflow resource for general corporate legal matters, including complex legal loan and lease documentation, research, analyses and opinions. The Paralegal Professional also provides general litigation support for the legal division. This role supports our Regional Agribusiness Ban...
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