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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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We are a full-service statewide law firm currently seeking an Intake Attorney for the Walnut Creek office. POSITION PURPOSE: Intake attorneys work with clients (property owners and managers) primarily via phone to assess the viability of evictions. Occasional trial coverage in CA state courts. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES: Intake attorneys provide legal advice through phone consultatio...
12 Month Contract - Please send resume to ***** Organize and facilitate processes for change requests & order; monitoring approval processes are followed. Monitor fulfillment of contractual obligations and assess impact to formulate appropriate risk · Maintain and track portfolio of change requests and Ensure contract is maintained consistent with and reflective o...
Company Confidential Eatontown, NJ, 07724
An intellectual property law firm in Central New Jersey is seeking an experienced administrative assistant. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures and two to five years of IP law firm experience. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to manage a busy docket. Primary responsibilities will include a...
ATTORNEY – BUSINESS PRACTICE – The Paoli office of a well-regarded regional law firm with offices in Philadelphia and New Jersey seeks to add an experienced Corporate/Banking/Real Estate/Commercial Litigation/Business practitioner with an established following to expand and ultimately run the business practice group. Interested candidates should have 8-10 years of experience. Pennsylvania Bar requ...
Regulatory compliance Corporate secretary experience Legal research using Westlaw or Lexis (legal research software) Drafting legal briefs, memos, and correspondence Contract review and contract management Discovery document review Solid interpersonal skills (ability to work with individuals at all levels in the organization and externally with government agencies) Takes initiative and foll...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA
Our client, a governmental agency, needs a paralegal for one day (tomorrow, 10/24) to sort/organize documents prior to the documents being scanned/copied. It will likely take 6-8 hours. If you are a paralegal and are interested and free on Friday, please send your resume (in Word) ASAP, and title the email "1-Day Project"...
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operatio...
Summary The Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for managing a variety of legal matters in support of the merchant business, including global privacy issues, data security and PCI compliance matters, global marketing and related regulatory issues, litigation and disputes and contracts. They will also have responsibility for overseeing a paralegal team that supports the related business ...
We are looking for potential candidates that possess the desire to achieve and want to take the next step in making a difference in their life and others. Applicants should be multi-task oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, exhibit extraordinary attentiveness to detail, and be able to function well in a fast-paced environment. The responsibilities include: assisting att...
Job Posting: Legal Administrative Assistant Well established prestigiousClearwater law firm is currently seeking a dynamic Legal Administrative Assistant. This full time entry level position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to grow within our organization. Qualified applicants should have at least two years’ experience working in a law office. Responsibilities: Answers te...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
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 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...
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...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
Contracts Manager This position is preferably located at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda, CA or in Santa Clara, CA. About the Company: Wind River is the global leader in the embedded software industry. Founded in 1981, Wind River is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. We are large enough to present a variety of com...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Description SUMMARY: Reviews, obtains necessary information and, as appropriate, prepares contract packages for review and approval. Follows all regulatory requirements and Tenet Policies and Procedures regarding contractual agreements. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are r...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a/an Litigation Counsel located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: With limited supervision and significant decision-making: Litigation Counsel manages a docket that consists of...

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