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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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Midtown law firm is seeking Real Estate Secretaries. These are permanent positions requiring very strong skills as there is an assessment test. Experience working at the Partner level is required. These are immediate hires....
A Paralegal II performs, but is not limited to the following duties: Assist attorney, provide Legal Clerk review Reviews case material and prepares digest of selected decisions/opinions incorporating legal references Searches for and summarizes relevant articles in trade magazines, law reviews, published studies, financial reports, and similar materials for use of attorneys in the preparation of o...
Job Description: Immediate need for an experienced Legal Assistant for a large law firm in Tampa. Individuals must have at least 5 years of experience in a legal assistant role with commercial litigation and insurance law experience. Job duties include: Providing administrative support for team of attorney's, processing legal documents, drafting legal documents, keeping legal records, e-filings an...
Major Northern New Jersey Law firm seeks a Billing Supervisor and a Billing Specialist: Billing Supervisor: Supervise with Billing Members to ensure that all client billings are properly processed and accurate. REQUIREMENTS: A minimum two years legal billing supervisor experience is required; Experience in a major law firm preferred; A College degree is a must; Thorough knowledge of computerized b...
Associate Attorney, Personal Injury Litigation. Responsible for all aspects of personal injury litigation and requires independent management of file with little supervision. Req. J.D. degree and 2 Years experiences in personal injury litigation. Starting Salary: $87,000/Year. Jobsite: City of Industry, CA. Send Resume to: Law Offices of Eric K. Chen, A Professional Corporation, 18725 E. Gale Ave....
Major Law Firm located in Northern New Jersey is seeking a Patent Prosecution Paralegal/Legal Assistant: Ability to work with Patent Attorneys in the managing of client electronic correspondence by delegating, monitoring, and tracking communications between Attorneys and clients to make sure communication is timely and recorded; Ability to process patent prosecution applications and patent prosecu...
Trust and Estates Paralegal Daily Interaction with partners, associates and/or clients, as well as with fiduciary accountants, brokers and finical advisors; Prepare, assemble and organize estate tax returns plus exhibits; Assist with retrieval of documents for tax audits; Experience in all aspects of trusts administration; preparation of documents for funding trusts; Obtaining tax ID numbers; Fili...
Labor and Employment law firm located in downtown Manhattan seeks a full-time legal secretary who is a motivated and independent worker with minimum 3 years of experience. Send resume and salary requirements to *****...
TITLE: Regulatory Administration Specialist LOCATION: San Francisco, California REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position will report to Matthews’ Senior Counsel. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Regulatory Administration Specialist will assist with the accurate preparation, review and production of regulatory documents for our U.S. and offshore funds. This position with work closely with Matthews’ Leg...
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position will report to the General Counsel. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This Senior Attorney will be responsible for legal services delivered to Matthews’ internal clients, including portfolio managers, trading, marketing and client services, finance and other departments; support U.S. and foreign funds managed by Matthews, and support the firm’s subsidiaries and off-...
midtown law has an immediate opening for Legal Secretary to two partners in real estate - attorneys have reputatation of being very nice Real estate experience preferred and solid partner level experience salary 70 to 80 K plus excellent benefits...
Boutique law firm with NJ and NY construction and commercial litigation practice seeks attorney with 3-15 years experience, including trial experience. Compensation/benefits commensurate with experience. Reply with resume and salary requirements....
Surveying And Mapping, LLC is a surveyor owned and operated firm dedicated to delivering top-quality products and customer service. We serve market sectors that include oil and gas, railway, electric utilities, telecommunications, and transportation. Our team of professionals deliver integrated geospatial solutions for surveying, aerial mapping, terrestrial, mobile and airborne LiDAR, GIS, SUE, ut...
I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking to fill a Trademark Specialist position for a prominent client of ours. This position is working in New Brunswick, NJ Details for the positions are as follows: • Self-starter with ability to organize and manage heavy workload essential, including flexibility to aid in assigned projects on an ad hoc basis. • M...
Busy personal injury firm seeks experienced bilingual legal/claims assistants. Qualified individuals should have previous personal injury experience. Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressure Excellent client service skills Ability to h...
Busy personal injury firm seeks Bilingual Front Desk Manager Qualified individuals should have experience in legal front desk management, personal injury preferred. Ability to train, manage and lead all front desk staff as members of a team Ability to manage a high call volume Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills Must maintain a clean and aesthetically pleasing reception are...
Disbursal Rep: Busy personal injury firm seeks disbursal representatives. Qualified individuals should have previous legal/medical/billing experience and understanding of personal injury practice Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressur...
Busy personal injury firm seeks experienced bilingual legal/claims assistants. Qualified individuals should have previous personal injury experience. Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressure Excellent client service skills Ability to h...
POSITION: Legal Secretary COMPENSATION: Base up to $45,000-$47,000 plus paid overtime BENEFITS: Paid Time Off, 401K, Medical and Dental Coverage, Life and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts HOURS: 9:30PM – 5:30PM LOCATION: Midtown NYC THE ORGANIZATION: International Law Firm SUMMARY: The ideal candidate should have an upbeat, highly adaptable personality with exceptional communication skil...
Coordinator-Professional Development At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, 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. Cur...
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