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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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midtown law has an immediate opening for Legal Secretary to two partners in real estate - attorneys have reputatation of being very nice Real estate experience preferred and solid partner level experience salary 70 to 80 K plus excellent benefits...
C Level Executive is recruiting for an Executive Assistant to assist with day to day running of department - this is a business assistant position - Individual needs to have experience working at C level College Degree Salary to 90K College Degree...
Am law 50 recruiting Fund Formation Paralegal will relocate and pay cost of relocation experience in Fund Formation as a Paralegal from a large law firm 4 year college degree extensive job description available Salary $ll5K...
Regional firm with excellent working environment neeeds a legal secretary! Our client, a well-known regional law firm with offices in downtown Miami, needs a litigation legal secretary with state and federal court experience. Candidates must have at least 4 years of experience handling business/commercial litigation, a strong knowledge of U.S. Court guidelines, hands-on experience with e-filing an...
We are currently recruiting for a temp to hire Legal Contract Administrative Support job in Houston, Texas. The client is located in North Central Houston and the position will support the Vice President of Legal and Compliance. The pay for this opportunity is $19-$21/hr DOE. Legal Contract Admin job responsibilities include: Serve as primary support person to Vice President for various legal, com...
City Attorney City of Rochester, New Hampshire Exciting Career Opportunity - Work with the City Manager, Mayor and City Council to create Rochester’s first office of in-house counsel. The City of Rochester, NH (2012 population 29,823) seeks a highly experienced senior attorney to serve as the City’s first full-time in-house legal advisor. An established record of correctly evaluating a broad range...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
HC012267: Company Confidential Houston, TX See Below To Apply Legal Secretary, criminal defense law. Dedicated, family values, spanish speaker and 15 to 20 hours DOE. For immedite consideration, please submit your resume to *****....
RESEARCH & WRITING ATTORNEY The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio has an immediate opening for a RESEARCH & WRITING ATTORNEY in the Capital Habeas Unit located in its main office in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidates must have a strong commitment to providing first-rate representation to indigent persons in proceedings under criminal law. Federal court experience is...
ATTORNEY Use your law degree to make a significant difference in the lives of children Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income persons and groups in western Ohio, seeks a dynamic, bright, hardworking attorney who would serve as an advocate for children in poverty while leading and coordinating the Med...
LITIGATION PARALEGAL Moore & Van Allen, a large regional law firm with offices in NC and SC, seeks candidates for the position of Litigation Paralegal in its downtown Charleston SC office. Duties include case management, trial preparation, drafting documents and state and federal filing including electronic filings. Successful candidate must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the civil l...
Company Confidential N Charlesston, SC, 29406
Litigation Paralegal immediate opening. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience. Paralegal Cert./Degree required. Please send resume and salary requirements to shoffman@ wiggerlawfirm.com...
Bail Bondsman Needed PT Weekends Only Excellent Computer Skills Required Reliable Transportation Background check required No experience necessary E-mail resume & references to: *****...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm with over 500 attorneys in 30 locations, seeks full-time IP Assistant/Paralegal for its Philadelphia office located in Center City. Candidates must have substantial experience in U.S. and foreign prosecution. Ability to work independently on US patent and trademark prosecution matters, coordinate with foreign associates on foreign prosecution matters, and cor...
Interesting and diverse Executive Assistant position is available downtown to provide administrative and legal secretarial support to a shareholder and associate. My client is seeking a dynamic Legal Secretary with the ability to manage daily activities involving mergers and acquisitions, real estate, venture capital, exit strategies and financial institutions. Advanced document production skills...
Position Announcement Administrative Secretary Federal Public Defender, TXN The Federal Public Defender has an opening in its Dallas Office for an administrative secretary. Refer to http://txn.fd.org for complete application details. Closing is April 28, 2014. The Dallas Morning News - 04/06/2014...
The Federal Public Defender for Kansas is accepting applications for an Asst. Federal Public Defender - Kansas City, KS Office Details at http://www.kansasfpd.org...
Legal Assistant The Kansas Secretary of State's office is hiring a Legal Assistant. This is a part-time, unclassified position in our Legal dept. Located in downtown Topeka, the Secretary of State's office offers a great work environment and competitive benefits. Starting salary is $11 - $14 /hr. Deadline to apply is 5/2/14. For more information/apply, http://www.kssos.org/about/ about_resources_j...
Colorado Springs, 80903
LEGAL LEGAL ASSISTANT District Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a Legal Assistant. Must type 55-60 WPM. Legal exp. preferred, previous clerical exp. required. Salary 28 - 30K DOE.+ Bene. Send resume to Ms. Nelson 105 E. Vermijo #500, Colorado Springs, CO 80903...
ENVIRONMENTAL ATTORNEY Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. is looking for an attorney with a minimum of 5 years of environmental law experience and with strong business generation skills. In particular, the position focuses on providing environmental compliance, defense and due diligence expertise to assist the rm’s Environmental, Energy, Corporate, Real Estate and Litigation Practices. See website a...
Stamford, 06901
LEGAL ASSISTANT Mid-sized Stamford law firm seeks an experienced legal assistant to support Family Law Department for fast-paced practice. Candidate must have excellent organizational and administrative skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Dictaphone. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Benefits. Salary DOE. Congenial office. Positive team attitude. Fax...
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