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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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Interactive Brokers LLC seeks an entry level individual that is detail-oriented, a quick learner, has superior listening skills and a problem solver with the ability to make decisions. The ideal person will be able to work well in a team environment. This position requires excellent coordination and strong customer service focus. Responsibilities: Assist the Compliance Officer with the approval pr...
Company Confidential Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
Litigation Associate - Immediate opening for a self-motivated and focused professional in our Saratoga County litigation practice. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York State and possess strong research, writing and organizational skills. Preferred candidate should have 2-5 years of experience in private practice and be admitted to practice in the USDC for the NDNY....
Company Confidential Highland, IN, 46322
Administrative Assistant/Paralegal Part time position (22-35hrs) in Highland, IN Minimum 3 years paralegal experience including office coordination, review and preparation of estate plans, probate, elder law pleadings and legal documents. Quickbooks experience helpful. Submit resume via email to: ***** EOE...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75204
Employee will be responsible for data entry and switchboard operations. Successful candidate will be detail oriented, skilled in the art of screening calls, and be able to work efficiently with a heavy workload. Candidate must be dependable and able to pass a background check. Responsibilities will include: Answering incoming telephone calls and routing them accordingly. Greeting clients and accep...
Tampa, 33609
Position Title: Writer FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Overview: National Law firm located inTampa is looking for recent college graduates with a degree in English, History, Political Science, or Philosophy. Qualifications: · Excellent writing/editing, proofreading, grammar and research skills. · Bachelor’s degree required. For consideration, candidates may apply by sending an email with attached resume t...
Interactive Brokers LLC is the fastest growing online broker in the U.S. and serves an increasingly large institutional and sophisticated individual client base. We are the largest online broker in the U.S. based on daily trade volume. We have been named Barron's best online broker three years in a row. The Interactive Brokers Group is publicly traded under the symbol IBKR. Interactive Brokers LLC...
Company Confidential Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Associate attorney with at least 2-4 years of experience for established Colorado Springs civil trial law firm. The applicant must have excellent research and writing skills, experience drafting and arguing motions, and be able to work independently in the management of her/his own case load. Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a writing sample and salary requirements. We o...
Research and Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (R&D Systems) is a specialty manufacturer of biological research reagents. We have two operating divisions: Biotechnology and Clinical Controls. The Biotechnology Division services the basic research, clinical research, and clinical diagnostic markets with cytokine and growth factor- related products. The Clinical Controls Division continues to rank among the...
Job Description This position is in support of the United States Attorney Office in Washington, DC located at 600 E Street, N.W. The anticipated length of this assignment is through May 31, 2016. * Travel as necessary for job duties. Travel could be extensive depending upon the needs of the cases. * The work requires knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices associated with accessing hard...
• The individual will perform administrative assistant responsibilities such as answering multiple phone lines, filing documents, and assisting attorneys in the transcription of correspondence, memoranda, court documents and project work. This position requires knowledge of commercial litigation processes, including filing procedures in state and federal courts (e-filing). Providing quick turnarou...
Interactive Brokers Group LLC, a Global Securities and Commodities business leader and top-16 US Broker-Dealer (BD) / Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) has an immediate need for a New Accounts Administrative Assistant in our Chicago office. In the absence of direct industry experience, we will also consider applicants with excellent Bachelor’s-level educational credentials who have some background...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA
Our client, a financial services company located in the City of San Francisco, is seeking a litigation support project manager to coordinate all collection and preservation of electronically stored information ("ESI") and other materials from the initial cull and first pass through document production and trial preparation. The project manager will regularly interact with company personnel, outsid...
Farmer Brothers has an excellent opportunity for a Commercial Counsel who provides supports internal business regarding, primarily, management of the transactions that keep the Company operating. Provides legal advice to an organization, prepares resolutions and forms, and participates in major legal actions. Responsible, as a member of the legal department, for foreseeing and protecting the compa...
Farmer Brothers has an excellent opportunity for a Commercial Counsel who provides supports internal business regarding, primarily, management of the transactions that keep the Company operating. Provides legal advice to an organization, prepares resolutions and forms, and participates in major legal actions. Responsible, as a member of the legal department, for foreseeing and protecting the compa...
JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Corporate Account Administrator Department: Administration Dated/Updated: April 2014 Reports To: CFO Status: FT Supervises: 0 FLSA Status: Exempt Job Summary: The Corporate Account Administrator is responsible for providing sales data and pricing analysis to support sales management decision making for all bid requests from GOPs, IDNs, Investor Owned for Profit multi-hos...
IPIC Entertainment is seeking a Corporate Paralegal with real estate, commercial leases, title insurance and corporate experience. This position would assist Sr. VP of General Counsel in all stages of company transactions and with the preparation of documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local regulations in the conduct of the business activities. As for certifications, they should...
Large, well-regarded European-based law firm seeks for their New York City office a tax attorney and a corporate attorney, five plus years of experience, for their growing practice.​​ The office focuses its activities on finance, capital markets, and tax, with the finance team operating as an integral part of the firm's Banking & Finance practice group.​​ Their business is primarily of a cross-bor...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30307
Our Real Estate Services Company is in need of a title examiner for work on specialized projects and reviewing title Pay: Depends on Experience (Commensurate with Experience & References) Description: Specialized title research to be performed primarily in metro-Atlanta, but travel to outer counties may be required at times. Examiner will search public deed, probate, civil, and tax records to dete...
Company Confidential DULUTH, GA, 30096
LEGAL SERVICES ASSISTANT An established corporate legal service company, located in Duluth, Georgia, is seeking a Legal Services Assistant. We are looking for a candidate who is interested in long term career growth. Candidate will be an important member of the team that serves customers via telephone and email. RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but not limited to: * Assist Senior Client Services Spe...
Interactive Brokers LLC is the fastest growing online broker in the U.S. and serves an increasingly large institutional and sophisticated individual client base. We are the largest online broker in the U.S. based on daily trade volume. We have been named Barron's best online broker three years in a row. The Interactive Brokers Group is publicly traded under the symbol IBKR. Interactive Brokers LLC...
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