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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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LegalSource is representing a well established New England firm who is seeking a General Practitioner with a portable book of business to join firm. The successful candidate (s) will have a minimum of 8 years experience, strong academics, trusts estates or real estate background a plus. Our client offers a team player work environment, high community profile, suburban location, administrative & te...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced IP Docket Manager for well respected boutique firm. The successful candidate will have two years of docketing experience along with ability to exercise discretion with confidential and sensitive information. Knowledge of U.S. Patent and Trademark filing, prosecution and registration procedures, as well as foreign patent and trademark procedures. Experience...
LegalSource is looking for a highly experienced commercial loan closer for well established firm in Stamford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years handling closing binders, title searches, surveys, etc. This is a contract to direct hire opportunity. Our client offers a great work environment, free parking, excellent hourly rate. For immediate consideration, please forward resume...
LegalSource is looking for a very strong Trust & Estates Legal Assistant to support Managing Partner of top New England firm. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience, top administrative skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills along with a desire to work in a past paced stimulating work environment. Our client offers a fantastic benefits including 4 week...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced IP legal assistant to support 3 attorneys in well respected firm. The successful candidate will possess 3-5 years exp, in the IP field, strong administrative, organization and technical skills. Our client offers a stimulating work environment, full benefits package including a 401K and a competitive salary package. For immediate consideration, please submi...
LegalSource is looking for a highly experienced Medical Malpractice Paralegal to assist Senior Partner of high profile firm in New Haven. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years experience, 4 year degree and a paralegal certificate. Our client offers a stimulating work environment, full benefits, free parking along with a very competitive compensation package. For confidential cons...
LegalSource is looking for a talented litigation legal assistant/paralegal for a well respected firm West of Hartford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience, e-filing, strong technical and file management skills, excellent communication skills. Will support two senior partners. Our client offers a wonderful work environment, free parking, fitness membership, full medic...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced and talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for our prestigious corporate client. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years experience preparing fiduciary tax returns, probate filings, probate accountings along with the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns. A bachelors degree in accounting preferred, will consider candidates with s...
LegalSource is looking for a talented Trusts & Estates Specialist. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience preparing fiduciary tax returns, possess a strong working knowledge of estate and trust administration, including probate filings, probate accountings and preparing federal and state estate tax returns. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred, will consider cand...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced Litigation Paralegal for a mid-size insurance defense firm in New York City. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, organization and file management skills, e-filing and strong technical skills. For immediate consideration, please forward resume to Christina at LegalSource. “The Legal Placement Specialists”...
LegalSource is looking for top legal assistants for several contract opportunities. We have clients in the Greater Hartford area. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the following areas: Insurance Defense/Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice/Residential Real Estate/Trusts & Estates/Litigation and Finance. Our clients are top law firms with great work environments, ma...
Legal Director - Corporate Development-WD30004533 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by incre...
LegalSource is looking for a Senior Trial Attorney with 10+ years civil litigation trial experience for the Fort Lauderdale office of a national firm. The successful candidate will have a proven record of verdict success defending high exposure asbestos cases, excellent writing & communication skills, Florida Bar, and a portable book of business considered a big plus. Our client offers a competiti...
LegalSource is looking for experienced legal assistants (insurance defense/litigation) and experienced administrative assistants for contract assignments. The successful candidates will have a minimum of two years experience, advanced technical skills (word, powerpoint, excel), strong organization and communication skills. Our clients offer great working environments, free parking and a very compe...
LegalSource is looking for an talented Commercial Closing agent to handle all aspects of commercial closings. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience conducting title searches, land surveys, zoning issues, etc. Our client is offering a competitive salary, great work environment, excellent benefits and tremendous growth potential. For confidential consideration, please fo...
LegalSource is looking for top legal assistants for several contract opportunities. We have clients in the Lower Fairfield County area. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the following areas: Insurance Defense/Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice/Residential Real Estate/Trusts & Estates/Litigation and Finance. Our clients are top law firms with great work environmen...
LegalSource “Virtual” Open House! LegalSource is looking for top legal talent! Our clients are top law firms and corporations with great work environments. Work for the Best! Get Paid What You Are Worth! Send us your resume today! For immediate consideration please contact us at LegalSource, "The Legal Placement Specialists"...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced and talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for our prestigious corporate client. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years experience preparing fiduciary tax returns, probate filings, probate accountings along with the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns. A bachelors degree in accounting preferred, will consider candidates with s...
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A busy and growing Suffolk County-based firm with cases in all 5 boroughs and Long Island seeks a full time ATTORNEY with INSURANCE DEFENSE EXPERIENCE. A preferred candidate would have proven trial experience before the courts of Metro NY and Long Island in the defense of insureds for auto and premises matters. You must have a solid command of auto litigation and serious injury case law be able to...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced Litigation Paralegal for a temp to hire assignment for a mid-size insurance defense firm in Hartford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, organization and file management skills, e-filing and strong technical skills. Position has great potential to become a permanent position. For immediate consideration, please forward res...
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