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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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Due to our continuing growth (better than 50% a year over the past four years) and Worlds leading designer, developer and manufacturer of LED Lighting Fixtures, we seek a Corporate Attorney to join our corporate administrative team and become a key participant in bringing our world class products to the next level. Dialight seeks a Corporate Attorney with experience in regulatory and legal compli...
Company Confidential Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Legal Administrative Assistant - Fast-Paced Corporate Legal Team Job Label:JMG_LA This is an excellent opportunity to advance your skills in a dynamic role within an established company. You will work directly with the attorney where your excellent communication skills and organizational ability will quickly ensure that you make an impact on efficiency. As a Legal Assistant/paralegal with our la...
Overall Purpose: This Corporate Manager Income Tax Compliance will support the Lead Tax Accountant. The analysis and interpretation of existing and upcoming tax legislation (federal, state, local and foreign) to identify opportunities to minimize the organizations legal tax liabilities. Responsible for developing and implementing tax systems, policies, methods and procedures to compile informati...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
We are Farmers Since our start in 1928, Farmers has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of our customers with an unwavering commitment to upholding the ideals with which we began by providing industry-leading products and services to the customers we're privileged to serve. Today, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's third-largest insurer of both private Personal Lines ...
Established law firm is looking for a temp to work for a short term assignment. Please send your resume if you can start temping right away and have Insurance Defense Litigation experience. You will be typing pleadings, motions, depositions, memos and correspondence. The temp rate is 17-18 per hour. Please send resumes now to *****...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. The position will be responsible for producing financial and regulatory filings on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required. Reports will include continuous tracking of cont...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Litigation Paralegal with 5 years of Commercial Litigation experience, please read on! What's In I...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Company Confidential St Louis, MO
AV Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri area is seeking an Attorney with experience and expertise in Collection Litigation. Position requires 2-5 years minimum experience in collection and commercial litigation in order to be considered....
Division : Claims Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Minnesota-Eden Prairie Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details Depending on qualifications, candidates may be considered at either level. Position Objective This position supervises the most complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of pr...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient population...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Senior Recovery/Resolution Analyst will work with a team on researching issues to determ...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for RN to work 13 WEEK/Night contract paying $50 per hour, plus differentials in L&D compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical e...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Growth mandates the need for an additional member of Senior Counsel for our national health care company. This role will be located in our Nashville, Tennessee center of operations. ...
Description A professional nurse who coordinates the delivery of nursing care for the patient during the perinatal period. The Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse participates in patient and family teaching, provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. RN License and ...
Description PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - RN - Surgery- 13 Week contract- $40/HR PRN We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expe...

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