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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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VIRGINIA, DC and NORTH CAROLINA Law PartnersAmLaw 200 law firm with offices in ten cities, two states and the District of Columbia is growing in all practice areas. The firm seeks one or more Partner level transactional Health Care attorney(s), Transactional Corporate and/or Tax attorneys and IP (EE) Partners to join Raleigh/RTP, North Carolina or Richmond, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach, Virginia off...
*Looking for a paralegal with 2-4 years of experience in real-estate preferred or litigation. *Will be involved in Co Op and Condo process and paper work. *Must have great people skills dealing the purchasers and sellers. *Strong Microsoft office skills and WPM. *Looking for a person with a spark!! Send resume to ***** Please visit our website at www.classicwestchester.com...
Commercial Real Estate Paralegal - Baltimore, MD Well established Law Firm with a number of offices throughout the United States has an immediate need for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal for their Baltimore Maryland office. 3 + years of solid experience in all aspects of Commercial Real Estate including transactional matters, financing, leasing and title reviews Experience dealing with large co...
Our client, a large oil and gas company with offices in Houston, needs to hire a mid-level Environmental and Regulatory Attorney. Qualified candidates will have 7+ years’ experience in the refining, midstream and transportation operations of a major energy company and provide legal advice to the business units to ensure compliance with all environmental, health and safety laws and regulations at f...
Job Description: This $50k-IP Paralegal- Fun Company To Work For Position Features: ? Del Mar Location ? Fast Paced Environment ? Great Opportunity ? Great Pay to $50K Immediate need for IP Paralegal seeking del mar location, fast paced environment and great opportunity. Must have strong expertise in all phases of international patent prosecution, and a minimum of 2+ years of us patent prosecution...
Job Description: San Gabriel Valley Insurance Defense firm seeks Litigation Legal Secretary. Litigation Legal Secretary must have 5+ years of experience supporting litigation attorneys with at least 3 years of experience supporting insurance defense attorneys (construction defect or medical malpractice preferred), ability to handle a busy desk, handle filings with the courts, know calendaring dead...
Job Description: ACT-1 Legal Solutions is working with a boutique Century City firm to find numerous Litigation Attorney's to join a growing work-life balance firm. Litigation Attorney must have 2+ years of litigation experience, strong research and writing skills, trial experience preferable (not required), solid litigation training, exposure to business litigation cases, and graduation from a to...
Now hiring for an In-House Corporate Paralegal job in in Jacksonville, Florida, courtesy of Special Counsel! Do you have several years’ experience in business law handling governance and special projects? Our client is an international organization with their north American headquarters based in Jacksonville! They are seeking an experienced individual to support a senior member of the internal leg...
Hiring today for an In-House Paralegal job in Jacksonville, Florida, through Special Counsel! Do you have five plus years’ experience working in litigation? Our corporate client is a world leader in Human Resources and is looking for an experienced and polished professional to join their team! This is a permanent role and benefits are offered. This organization’s North American headquarters are lo...
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Collection Legal Assistant Local Detroit area law firm is looking for a full-time Collection Legal Assistant in one of its many legal departments. The successful candidate would ideally have a minimum of 1-2 years legal/collection experience and be proficient with MSWord and have some accounting experience. Must have strong organizational and communication skills and must be detail oriented. If in...
Company Confidential Southfield, MI, 48034
Admin Legal Assistant Local Detroit area law firm is looking for a full-time Admin Legal Assistant in one of its many legal departments. The successful candidate would ideally have a minimum of 1-2 years legal/collection experience and be proficient with MSWord and have some computer experience. Must have strong organizational and communication skills and must be detail oriented. If interested, pl...
We are hiring for a Contracts Review Assistant job in Jacksonville, Florida, courtesy of Special Counsel! Do you have three plus years’ experience working in this type of position? Our corporate client is an international organization that is a leader in its industry! This is a permanent position and benefits are offered. The office is located in the Southside area. Contracts Review Assistant Job...
JOB TITLE: Intellectual Property Docket Manager PURPOSE: Reporting to the Director of Innovations-Lead Patent Counsel, the IP Docket Manager’s primary focus will be to improve workflow efficiencies, develop and implement docketing policies and procedures and take the lead in the enhancement, integrity and maintenance of the Intellectual Asset Management docketing tool of ipCreate. The IP Docket Ma...
Company Confidential Southfield, MI, 48034
Legal Secretary/Assistant Local Detroit area law firm is looking for a full-time Legal Assistant/Secretary in one of its many legal departments. The successful candidate would ideally have a minimum of 2 years of legal and collection experience. Must have strong organizational and communication skills and must be detail oriented. If interested, please forward your cover letter and resume, in confi...
Hiring today for a Commercial Litigation Paralegal job in Tampa, Florida, courtesy of Special Counsel! Do you have more than three years’ experience providing support to attorneys in this practice area? If so, then apply today to be considered for this permanent role! This opportunity is with a very prestigious and leading Florida law firm with an office in downtown Tampa. They are seeking an expe...
Recruiting for a Legal Secretary job in Tampa, Florida, through Special Counsel! Do you have three plus years’ experience working in litigation? Our client is a respected Florida law firm seeking to add a very experienced team member to assist in their commercial litigation practice group. This is a permanent position and benefits are offered, including free parking. Legal Secretary Job Responsibi...
Bowles Rice LLP, an established regional law firm with offices throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky, has openings in its Morgantown, WV office for talented and enthusiastic attorneys and employees to draft title opinions and to perform titleabstracting work in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Under the direction and supervision of attorneys in our Energy Group, the Ti...
Bowles Rice LLP, an established regional law firm with offices in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, is seeking an energetic and self-motivated legal secretary in its Southpointe, Pennsylvania office. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication skills; computer skills; attention to detail; the ability to learn readily and work efficiently with a heavy workload in...
Wilson Elser is seeking a highly qualified Attorney to join its Health Care practice in its Albany Office. The successful candidate must have: At least 5 years of relevant experience dealing with Federal and NYS Health Law issues, fraud & abuse, HIPAA and reimbursement issues Experience dealing with regulatory compliance and transactional matters Experience in preparation, review and negotiation o...
Special counsel has long-term contracts paralegal positions available with medical device and life sciences companies in the East Brunswick and Piscataway areas. Interested candidates must be available to begin working immediately and have at least 2-3+ years of relevant experience as a contracts paralegal. Temporary Contracts Paralegal Responsibilities: • Responsible for management of company con...
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