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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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Legal Assistant/Paralegal, full-time. Busy partner, Middletown firm, seeks motivated, independent person with strong communication, organizational skills, residential real estate and business law; real estate experience required. Confidential letter & resume to *****...
The Senior Corporate Counsel is an integral member of the Legal Department who works with other members of the department, other departments within Jazz Pharmaceuticals and external counsel to support the company’s business needs, with a focus on supporting the commercial activities of the organization. The Senior Corporate Counsel will have an understanding of laws and regulations, legal and cont...
JOB TITLE: Senior Paralegal; Credit, Collection and Bankruptcy At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Legal Family: Corporate/Securities NonAttny What Corporate/Securities NonAttny contributes t...
Secretary for three attorneys. Municipal, corporate, wills and estates, real estate, general litigation, zoning. Hours 9 - 5. Available immediately. Benefits include 401K, medical, vacation, holidays....
Our client, a premier corporate law firm with locations throughout the US, is actively recruiting for a very sharp and knowledgeable paralegal to join the IP division of its RTP offices. This firm prides itself on impeccable client service, unwavering commitment to quality and a strong talent development philosophy. Seek candidate who will thrive in this high expectations but highly congenial set...
Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant - Fairfield NJ (Steno) Law Firm located in Fairfield NJ seeks experienced Legal Assistant/Executive Assistant for Managing Partner. This is a super situation for the right person. Smaller office with family-style atmosphere - low turnover, employees are happy and there is no drama. Duties will include, but are not limited to, preparing correspondence of a lega...
Littler Mendelson, the nation’s premier employment and labor law firm, seeks an experienced legal secretary for its Washington, DC office. With over 1,000 attorneys in 57 offices nationwide, we provide our clients with a full range of services in the area of employment relations. Clients expect and receive creative and thorough representation in defending all types of employment-related cases as w...
Nelson Brown & Co., an international law firm specializing in the business of insurance has an opening for a legal secretary to join our team in the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania office. This organized and detail-oriented individual will perform a variety of legal secretarial duties such as preparing legal documents and correspondence, docketing cases, and maintaining diaries for assigned attorneys. Re...
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR: If you enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to have an impact on company success, consider a career at Whirlpool Corporation. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and passion to a place where you can make a difference. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Attorney to be an integral part of the Whirlpool Law Department. ABOUT W...
The position of Compliance and Legal Coordinator is responsible for conducting supporting activities to assist the Compliance Director and the Legal Department, assuring the Corporate Compliance Department function consistently demonstrates all indicia of an effective compliance program. Includes a great deal of projecting, managing and monitoring of existing preventive and proactive activities, r...
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Primary back up on phones, as requested and/or as assigned Court filings and service of filings and discovery and related correspondence Follow up on file-stamped copies and entry of orders submitted to parties and/or courts Transcription of reports/chronologies/management plans as needed Assist legal assistant with propounding form discovery requests to parties and preparing shells for respon...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm of 550 attorneys in 32 offices, has an immediate opening for an employment attorney in its San Francisco office. Candidates should have at least 3 years of substantial employment litigation experience; deposition and trial and/or arbitration experience preferred. This position requires excellent analytical, research, writing and verbal communication skills; s...
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharm...
PARALEGAL POSITION Job Description: Immediate opening for part-time paralegal. Open to considering some combination of in-office and home-based working arrangement. Work schedule with reasonable flexibility but subject to pending deadlines and extra hours as may be required (Very important). Solo practitioner located in San Jose area. Civil Practice (Real estate & construction law) Candidat...
PARALEGAL POSITION Job Description: Immediate opening for full-time paralegal. 40 hours/week with reasonable flexibility but subject to pending deadlinesand extra hours as may be required (Very important). Open to considering some combination of in-office and home-based working arrangement. Solo practitioner located in San Jose area. Civl Practice (Real estate & construction law) Candidate ...
An opening is available providing support to the firm’s Patent Prosecution & Counseling Practice Group. Working closely with the legal administrative assistants and legal staff, the Practice Group Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative and clerical duties, including opening new client files, preparing accounting-related forms and reports, assisting with the preparation ...
The Attorney Auditor reviews legal and non-legal invoices on behalf of our clients for services provided to insurance carriers, corporate legal departments and government entities. The auditor will apply client specified billing guidelines and/or Generally Accepted Principles and Standards (“GAPS"). This position can be based in our Marlton, NJ or Wilton, CT office. There is also a remote positio...
Job Requisition Number:41508 The Role: Bloomberg is seeking a motivated and experienced Sales Representative to join our new and rapidly expanding Portfolio Analytics and Risk (PORT) team in New York. This role will be responsible for representing the suite of Portfolio Analytics and Bloomberg Professional solutions to both potential and existing clients, including the top tier of financial inst...
NNIT US is seeking talented consultants to support our ambitious growth aspirations within Life sciences consulting. The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing a radical change in their core business in terms of efficient exploitation of IT and use of new technology platforms. We therefor seek new colleagues to join our Life sciences consulting team focusing on Regulatory Affairs. The positions...
Our client, an AmLaw 200 firm, seeks an experienced litigation secretary for its midtown Manhattan office. The successful candidate will have strong e-filing experience and will also be available to work OT hours with some regularity. Competitive salary and benefits. Contact *****....

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