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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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Who We Are For more than two decades, POET has defined the art of biorefining. We grew from a single, humble refinery in Scotland, South Dakota, to one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products. With products like our Dakota Gold distillers grains, ViolaTM corn oil, and INVIZTM zein, we use that same innovative spirit to develop natural, renewable food sources and a...
We currently have 4 openings for legal secretaries / legal assistants at firms in Westshore, (West Tampa), and Downtown Tampa. These positions require experience working as a litigation legal secretary or legal assistant. A snap shot of each position is as follows. All inquiries are strictly confidential. A recruiter who worked in law firms for 25 years will be assisting you with the process of fi...
The Senior Marketing Counsel (Atlanta) will work closely with the Vonage Business Solutions (VBS) and Vonage Consumer Services marketing, sales and product organizations to provide legal support for all aspects of their business. The Senior Marketing Counsel will work closely with other members of the Vonage Legal Team to advise on and manage legal affairs on a broad range of issues, including mar...
A temporary Municipal Attorney job in Boston, MA, is immediately available through Special Counsel. If you have two or more years’ experience, then you may be the perfect candidate for this tremendous opportunity. This city is looking for a detail oriented and enthusiastic individual to assist their legal team. You will be responsible for drafting legislation and a wide range of legal instruments....
A temporary Litigation Attorney job just opened in New York, NY through Special Counsel. A small firm is in need of an attorney to research and draft a brief. This is a remote opportunity. Litigation Attorney Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: •Research •Drafting a brief Qualifications: •Minimum of ten years’ of litigation experience •Must have recent experience working in import...
Company Confidential Austin, TX
Job Description Patent prosecution support, including electronic filing of applications (US and PCT - must know general prosecution timeline for each), responses, IDS's, assignments, prior art, other support documents; daily maintenance/operation of computerized/web-based docketing systems including the docketing of all prosecution and due dates for all patents, annuities and trademarks; maintaini...
This is a position in the Edison Legal Office in Metropark(Edison), New Jersey. The attorney will be handling NJ PIP litigation and Forthright arbitrations. Ideally the candidate for this position should have some experience as an insurance defense litigator with NJ PIP experience. Job Summary Provides legal advice, counsel and representation for insureds and/or AAA NCNU before courts or arbitrati...
Job Summary Provides legal advice, counsel and representation for insureds and/or AAA NCNU before courts or arbitration panels and advises company employees in their handling of claim matters. Prepares legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs, etc. Appears and advocates on behalf of AAA NCNU and its member insureds. Conducts all phases of personal injury litigation including jury trials,...
Company: Siemens Government Technologies Division: SGT - Siemens Government Technologies Location: VA - Reston Req ID: 134065 Position Title: Senior Contracts Administrator - ESPCs, PPAs, UESCs Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Si...
One of NYC's premier asset management companies is in search of a paralegal/custodial manager. This position requires 4+ years of solid experience performing all aspects of collateral management from acquisition of loans through disposition. This includes but is not limited to: · Manage on-site collateral reviews and provide exception and risk assessment to the trading desk prior to funding. · Coo...
. This position is a full-time, non-exempt legal secretarial position in the Edison, New Jersey in-house counsel law firm-Gelfand and Barone. It entails the support of two attorneys in that offices that handle the defense of automobile and homeowners liability/negligence claims. Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel required and experience with handling of matter management systems desirable. De...
Patent Attorney/Agent Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP, an Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Silicon Valley seeks Patent Attorneys/Agents for patent preparation and prosecution in the semiconductor, electronics and software arts....
If you are interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then Cobham may be right for you. Cobham is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defense technology and systems. Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated mil...
Company: Yoh Part Time - Contract Administrator needed for a contract hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in Ridgefield, CT. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Contract Administration experience within Pharmaceutical Industry - HCP Engagement System knowledge What You'll Be Doing: - Reviewing the business needs assessment (BNA) as it relates to Commercial HCP (healthcare pro...
Company: Yoh Material Transfer Specialist (legal) needed for a one (1) year contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Cambridge, MA. The Big Picture: The Specialist is a member of the Material Transfer Management (MTM) team, whose collective responsibilities include management of the review of external requests for the company's materials, and the implementation of the material transfer ag...
Litigation Specialist Needed for an Insurance Firm in Pasadena. Job Summary: Handle litigated, complex and/or high severity commercial auto (including fleet and or rental car programs), general liability, operations and completed operations, umbrella, and other suits which may be assigned. Duties include reviewing, monitoring and directing of the activities of attorneys and outside vendors. Essent...
Company Confidential Greensboro, NC
Schedule: 8:30AM-5:30PM MUST be fluent in English and Spanish Job Location: WILMINGTON, NC At least 2 years office management experience REQUIRED, law office experience preferred Job Duties: Open office for staff; keep staff time records Basic office administration Handle all employee paperwork and records; ensure correct employment procedures Manage staff scheduling and office policy compliance R...
Global corporation is looking for an E-Commerce, Cross-Border Transactional Attorney for a long term temporary position in Stamford, CT. Candidates should ideally have experience with SaaS, licensing, master service agreements and general commercial contracts. Great opportunity to work for a large, international company. Qualifications: • Admitted in CT • E-Commerce and cross-border transactional...
JOB SUMMARY: Manages and oversees assigned office (s) or practice area of Nationwide Trial Division. Accountable for the quality and delivery of legal services to clients and customers of the office. Tries cases. Supervises Trial Attorneys and Paralegals. Reporting Relationships: Reports to Regional Attorney. Direct reports include Trial Attorneys and Paralegals. Core Duties and Responsibilities:...
Accuro is assisting a client in Charlotte, NC with their search for a Project Assistant In this role, you will work with one of the most respected energy companies in the country where you will be responsible for revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) JOB RESPONSIBILITIES · Take data from legacy SOPs in Word and Excel formats and place into new Excel format · Ensure consistencies in procedu...
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