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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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Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Currently, we are recruiting for a Docket Specialist i...
We are seeking a litigation legal assistant with three or more years experience to join our Virginia Beach law firm. The legal assistant will be responsible for handling all phases of litigation, including drafting and filing pleadings, scheduling hearings, depositions and trials. Experience in trust and estate litigation is preferred but not required. Candidates must be highly organized, have exc...
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Established Tennessee law firm seeking an experienced title attorney. Job duties include examination of title and other legal documents to ensure the reviewed documents meet legal and client requirements. Candidates must : * Work in the city of Memphis, TN * Work in a team environment * Possess excellent organizational skills * Excel at paying attention to detail * Enjoy proofreading * Embra...
Real Estate Paralegal (Part-Time, Temporary) Busy law office in East Brunswick, NJ seeks a part-time, temporary paralegal (recent law graduates will be considered). This position could be converted to full-time employment for the right candidate. The hourly rate is $18-$20 and the start date is immediate. Primary Duties: Under attorney supervision, the successful candidate will handle all aspec...
This position resides within our litigation unit. We are looking for a talented individual to join an attorney group specializing in auto defense for CURE. Responsibilities include: Preparing and responding to pleadings and discovery in UM UIM defense matters. Preparing 3 panel arbitration submissions and attending binding arbitrations. Attend motion hearings, non-binding arbitration hearings ...
ATTORNEY Public agency seeks candidate to provide legal counsel and represent the District’s interests in high profile public arenas including State and Federal court . Must be graduate of an ABA accredited law school and licensed to practice in Missouri. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years responsible legal experience; including litigation, demonstrated public presentation skills...
Legal Assistant. Middletown law firm seeks motivated, full-time Real Estate paralegal with solid communication and organizational skills. Knowledge of Outlook a plus. Forward confidential cover letter & resume to *****....
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Posting date: May 19, 2014 Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with Company policies and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems procedures. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all domestic (US FDA) standards, International (ISO) standards and foreign governments regulations that apply and for providing regulatory guidance and assistance to all Microbio...
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...
LEGAL SECRETARY TO TRIAL LAWYER - SPANISH BILINGUAL HELPFUL DUTIES MAY ALSO INCLUDE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT WORK INCLUDING OTHER GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES. The Job: This job may require contact with clients and other individuals affiliated with the Firm. It may also require heavy mailing of marketing materials, data entry, the ability to draft letters, and correspond with other court personnel, amo...
LEGAL SECRETARY TO TRIAL LAWYER - SPANISH BILINGUAL HELPFUL DUTIES MAY ALSO INCLUDE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT WORK INCLUDING OTHER GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES. The Job: This job may require contact with clients and other individuals affiliated with the Firm. It may also require heavy mailing of marketing materials, data entry, the ability to draft letters, and correspond with other court personnel, amo...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=882055 Job Experience: MS...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Paid Benefits ? Paid Holidays ? Career Development Great opportunity for an experienced Paralegal in Houston, TX. QUALIFICATIONS ? Paralegal certificate. ? At least one year of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. ? Automated litigation support experience. ? Proven legal work experience and knowledge...
Terrific biotech company seeks an experienced paralegal available to assist them with contract administration work on a long-term temporary basis for at least several months. Responsibilities would include filings and signing, etc. Interested candidates need experience in contract management. Pharmaceutical and biotech experience is a plus. If you possess the sought-after background, are in dail...
Regulatory Document Control Specialist is needed to work with suppliers analyzing and confirming data on medical products & materials. Must have experience with medical Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and knowledge of regulatory convenience kit guidelines applicable for medical devices. Responsibilities for the Regulatory Affairs Work with suppliers analyzing and confirming data on medical...
Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results,...

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