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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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Description: The Paralegal will be a member of the law team that provides global intellectual property support (trademark, copyright, patent, domain name) for the Company, including its affiliates. The primary responsibility of this position is domestic trademark matters, although the Paralegal will also be involved in Internet and domain enforcement, copyright matters, patent matters, and some in...
Job Description: E-Discovery Attorneys are a part of a Pittsburgh, PA-based team that conducts document reviews using various litigation software tools. In addition to responsiveness, privilege and key document reviews, e-Discovery attorneys also assist with ESI collections, privilege log preparation, special discovery projects, deposition and trial preparation. At present, we are looking for E-Di...
MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the nation’s premier law and consulting firms known for quality and extraordinary commitment to clients & integrated, relationship-based services. We are notably progressive and entrepreneurial and are deeply committed to diversity, public service, and excellence in all we do. We currently have a great opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary working o...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Manager, Global Training (1 of 2)-8008140318 Description Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Senior Manager, Global Training, located in Titusville, NJ; Raritan, NJ; Skillman, NJ; New Brunswick, NJ; or Horsham, PA. Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacture...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Controlled Substance Compliance (CSC) Specialist II-5912140312 Description Noramco, Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Controlled Substance Compliance (CSC) Specialist II located in Athens, GA. Noramco, Inc. produces a variety of active pharmaceutical ingredients and is a major worl...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
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 Representative handles information about patient services and how th...
Applications will be accepted until position is filled – Apply on-line at www.wfec.com SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the V.P. Legal and Corporate Services, the Staff Attorney provides legal advice and counsel to Cooperative management and personnel on a variety of topics including: regulatory compliance, contract development, contract administration, litigation management, legal corres...
Company Confidential Washington, DC
Librarian needed for mid-size DC law firm. Must have a MLS or have two years of experience in a law library and be pursing an MLS degree. Will be responsible for the technical services operations of the DC office and will conduct basic legal, legislative, and business development research. Need to be able to conduct reference interviews and be able to assist the end-user in obtaining information q...
JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE Analyst, Legal Solutions EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Exempt REPORTS TO Manager, Litigation Solutions DATE CREATED/REVISED November, 2013 OVERVIEW As a member of the Legal Solutions team, is accountable for identifying client needs & finding ways to meet those objectives by utilizing CBPS’s strengths as they pertain to the legal marketplace to include litigation support. This person...
Company Confidential McAllen, TX, 78504
Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant-Legal Practice, McAllen, TX Established private, legal practice seeks to hire a Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: · Gathers case evidence and documentation by preparing files, inputting information in medical records, statements of charges, client and witness statements, and lost-wage documentation...
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 15 offices in Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the public sector. The exceptional depth and geographic...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements A successful Sr. Projec...
Local Law Firm specializing in Foreclosure in Bankruptcy is looking for a Legal Assistant with Bankruptcy experience to join their team. The right candidate will have a minimum of 1 year experience working with Bankruptcy and Foreclosure files. The Legal Assistant works closely with the Paralegal in maintaining bankruptcy files for foreclosure matters. Duties: Prepares letters, documents, pleading...
Position ID:31642 Position Title:Legal Secretary Min Education Desired:High School Diploma or equivalent Travel Percentage:0% Relocation:No Job Summary:Performs a broad range of secretarial, administrative, and clerical support for one or more attorneys. Organizes and maintains all files relating to litigation and administrative matters under direct supervision of attorneys. Responsible for assist...
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