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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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Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
B3 Legal seeks 30 attorneys for a review project scheduled to start Monday, December 1st in our client's Jersey City office. This project is expected to last at least one month. Must be admitted in any State. The rate is $29/hour and $43.50/hour for hours worked in excess of 50 within a week. Please email your resume in MS Word format and refer to the "Jersey City Project."...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...
Our client, a highly-regarded Raleigh-area corporate law firm with locations throughout the Southeast, is actively recruiting for a top-notch law firm professional to assume key client liaison role. Firm will pay industry-leading wage to attract and retain a star. This is a hybrid role in the Privacy and Security Practice. · This Paralegal will work directly with the General Counsel of a large i...
Our client, has a need for a a contractor who has 4-5 years’ experience in finance, lending, banking, lending, and/or corporate practices. They have several deals closing and has a need for an attorney to assist in preparing ancillary notices and documents, schedules, and editing financing documents. This opportunity requires a minimum of 20 hours. Should you be interested in applying for this pos...
Division : Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Missouri-Kansas City Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Experience working in an office dealing with Insurance Defense for Personal Injury cases is a plus. Position Objective Performs specialized support and administrative duties for the Litigation and/or Supervision unit(s) within the Claims Legal division. The support duties requ...
Division : Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Missouri-Kansas City Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Persons who have experience handling Personal Injury Insurance Defense cases are encouraged to apply, and jury trial experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to practice law in both MO and KS. Position Objective This position personally handles moderately complex litiga...
Responsible for the operations of the team by implementing, monitoring and reviewing the processes and standards for support, registration, and compliance with relevant regulations for substances and products within the functional group. Responsibility for organisation, technical assessment and prioritization of the regulatory work to support projects. Coordinates the various projects in the reg...
About our Company: Jaffe and Asher, LLP is a law firm based in Midtown Manhattan with a general civil practice including a specialty in the practice of legal debt collection. Job Summary: This law firm is seeking an Opertions Analyst / Chief of Staff to CEO. The firm has a fast paced, growing environment and the ideal candidate is someone looking for an opportunity with a lot of visibility and ...
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...
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...
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...
Description The Hospital Compliance Officer is responsible for managing the implementation of Tenets Ethics and Compliance Program in his or her assigned hospital. The Hospital Compliance Officer also serves as the privacy officer for his or her assigned facility(ies). The Hospital Compliance Officers general duties and responsibilities encompass implementing Tenets systems, processes and policie...
Description The Contracting Clerk is responsible for assisting with contract administration, other projects and administrative duties as assigned. The position requires the ability to effectively manage multiple projects, and provide administrative support to management. Qualifications Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, database access) Strong communication and organization...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
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...
Ajilon is seeking a few LEGAL ADMIN's for a job in Somerset, NJ! This project will last for about a month and requires candidates with experience with: Redlining/redaction (proofreading and editing documents for publication) PACER program Very detail oriented Ability to work in a very fast paced environment This project will start ASAP on a temporary basis with an hourly rate of $12-13/hr ba...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with medical records, large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records. Large law firm and multijurisdictional ligation experience a plus. SHB offers a challenging, rewardin...

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