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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 Amarillo, TX, 79166
Law firm seeking an experienced PARALEGAL in probate, civil litigation, and personal injury. Paralegal certificate/degree required. Applicants require a working knowledge of initiating and managing discovery, excellent writing and verbal skills, strong organization skills, the ability to work independently, mutli-task, and meet many various deadlines. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and ProDoc preferr...
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION:Receptionist/Legal Secretary REPORTS TO: Natalie Miller SUMMARY: Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, answers telephones, greets and escorts clients and visitors to the conference room, receives and transmits messages and performs administrative duties as assigned. Maintains the profession...
Join the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be your Road to Success Rotech is seeking a Contract Specialist II to join our team. In this position your primarily responsibility is the maintenance and administration of both Contracted and Non-Contracted Payers that Rotech provides service. Why work for Rotech? If we take a look at all the ways employees benefit from working at Rotech, we...
TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK http://martekglobal.theresumator.com/apply/oCoAMg/Contract-Specialist-III.html Martek Global Services, Inc. (“Martek”) is a Professional Services company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in Huntsville, Alabama allowing us to be strategically structured to reinforce our nationwide support services. For nearly two d...
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD...
Showroom Logic is an innovative technology company focused on the automotive industry. We offer proprietary and automated software tools enabling automotive dealers to take a hands-off approach to their internet marketing. We developed effective and superior technology, services, and solutions enabling us to become a leading power-house in the automotive digital marketing space. The Compliance Coo...
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is seeking an Associate Attorney in its Manhattan office with experience in researching and analyzing points of law with respect to matters involving developing countries, particularly from the Middle East & Arabic-speaking countries in arbitration claims to which corporations from developed countries are parties and for which is required in-depth knowledge...
New Jersey office of a very collegial midsized NYC law firm has an urgent need for a commercial litigator with 5-15 years of experience. Most of the work will be research & writing. NJ Bar admission and immediate availability is required. There is a possibility of this becoming permanent, but no way to know for sure at this time. Please submit resume for immediate consideration....
Canon Business Process Services, Inc. has an opening for an experienced Records Technician who will work at a law firm account in the West Los Angeles area. The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 2-3 years of records experience in a medium sized firm or corporate records center where records were still maually filed, indexed and coded. Some experience with records management soft...
Tired of your boring paralegal job? This role is anything but boring! On a daily basis our small team juggles bankruptcies, subpoenas, document gathering, and litigation, with a heavy role in intake of litigation and case maintenance. No day is ever the same! If you enjoy a fast paced environment, thinking outside the box, problem solving, and are a self-starter who prefers to drive results with l...
Position description Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers with more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain had sales of $55.8 billion in 2013 and employs nearly 187,000 people worl...
Merrill Corporation is currently seeking an experienced Legal Records Clerk. Successful candidates will be flexible, hard-working, organized and a customer service orientated team player. · Professional activities within our full service Records operation include, but are not limited to: · Providing superb, proactive customer service to all levels within the law firm environment · Creating files a...
Attorneys needed to represent GEICO in defense of no fault litigation. Responsibilities include handling a large caseload from inception through trial. Travel is required to all boroughs in New York City and Long Island. Selected attorneys are also required to conduct Examinations Under Oath and Arbitrations. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Must be licensed and admitted to...
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Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work....
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work....
Merrill Corporation is seeking a dynamic Site Manager for one of our locations in San Diego, CA. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience managing people over several shifts, with a strong knowledge of copy, mail, fax, scan, supplies and hospitality services. All candidates should possess previous experience in a comparable position with management responsibility. - Extensive cli...
Small but very busy Farmington Hills insurance defense firm seeking associate attorney with at least 3 years of personal injury litigation experience as an attorney, preferably for defense. Applicants must be adept at reviewing, understanding and summarizing claim files and/or medical records, have experience preparing and responding to written discovery, and conducting depositions and case evalua...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Corporate/Headquarters Location: PA - Malvern Req ID: 135183 Position Title: Contract Manager Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory...
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since...
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