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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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A great opportunity for a legal secretary with 2 to 3 years experience working as a legal secretary in litigation or corporate law, and the desire to embark on a legal secretarial role which offers the opportunity to grow in a firm which really prizes its legal secretaries. The team of legal secretaries in this leading mid size law in down town Providence enjoy superb working conditions and a comp...
Midtown law firm seeks seeks energetic, details oriented assistant for litigation partner and two associates. Must be proficient with all Microsoft office applications, particularly TOC and TOA. Responsible for document preparation for service and filing; organizing and maintaining pleadings and exhibit files. Must be able to work in demanding, fast-paced environment with ability to prioritize and...
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Top flight legal secretary position available for highly motivated individual, with positive and upbeat attitude, at small AV law firm. Must possess "top of the class" accurate typing skills, with corresponding speed, and a penchant for precise detail. Advanced understanding and knowledge of state, federal and their appellate courts’ policies, procedures and e-filing requirements, together with th...
QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer 3.6+ college GPA. Past positions of responsibility of any type a plus. Will train. Attorneys may apply. Good position for a future law student. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Under supervision of attorney you handle 20-30 plaintiffs' employment discrimination cases at any one time, with another legal assistant. Typical WEEKLY priority tasks you do (under supervision of attorney): Pre...
We are looking for candidates to enter the exciting field of court reporting. Candidates should be outgoing and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on grammar. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or English preferred. Travel involved. All training and equipment provided to start your career. Excellent starting salary and benefits...
We are looking for candidates to enter the exciting field of court reporting. Candidates should be outgoing and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on grammar. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or English preferred. Travel involved. All training and equipment provided to start your career. Excellent starting salary and benefits...
Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, P.C. is a mid-size general practice law firm with 55 attorneys and 325+ staff members, located in Parsippany and Toms River, New Jersey and Westbury and Medina, New York. We look to hire qualified people with enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and a desire to be part of a team. Our ideal candidates seek out new challenges and strive to improve current skills while learning...
JOB DUTIES: Assist with management of litigation cases and/or projects in practice area, including, but not limited to document organization, preparation of case mapping forms, document retrieval, document production, maintaining document databases and other case files, preparing witness binders for depositions, preparing deposition exhibits, preparing trial exhibits and other duties for general t...
We are looking for candidates to enter the exciting field of court reporting. Candidates should be outgoing and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on grammar. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or English preferred. Travel involved. Good starting salary. All training and equipment provided to start your career. E.O.E. Contact u...
We are looking for candidates to enter the exciting field of court reporting. Candidates should be outgoing and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on grammar. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or English preferred. Travel involved. All training and equipment provided to start your career. Excellent starting salary and benefits...
Canon Business Process Services is presently hiring a National OperationsManager to lead a team at a high profile LEGAL account with locations nationally. This position will be based in Chicago, IL but will require some travel. This position requires a candidate with a track record of successfully managing a team of 40+ people in a Records, Office Services, and Hospitality LAW FIRM environment. Th...
We are looking for candidates to enter the exciting field of court reporting. Candidates should be outgoing and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on grammar. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or English preferred. Travel involved. All training and equipment provided to start your career. Excellent starting salary and benefits...
We are currently recruiting for an After-hours Legal Secretary to work for our client, a prestigious law firm in the Loop. The ideal candidate will provide assistance to other Legal Secretaries within assigned teams whenever necessary to meet Firm and client needs: Organized and prioritizes workload so as to most efficiently enable and facilitate team effort to accomplish Firm and client goals. Mu...
We are currently recruiting for a strong Litigation Legal Secretary for our client in the Loop. The ideal candidate must be experienced filing with state and federal courts, supporting multiple busy litigation attorneys, and administrative support preferably in a mid-large law firm environment. If you have strong skills, are well versed in litigation, and looking to join an established firm, pleas...
We are currently recruiting for a Corporate Paralegal for our client, a prestigious Law Firm in the Loop. The ideal candidate will have 7 + years of experience. Responsibilities Work with lawyers to prepare all documents required to form corporations partnerships and limited liability companies in any state. Assist in the preparation of documentation for amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissol...
We are currently recruiting for a Temporary Patent Litigation Legal Secretary. In this role, you are expected to perform a variety of high-level secretarial duties to assist lawyers, and be able to organize, prioritize, and implement detailed projects while handling a wide variety of duties effectively in a fast paced environment. Job responsibilities for this position will include telephone and e...
UM UIM Attorney - Internal Claims Counsel CURE Auto Insurance is a leading direct writer of auto insurance in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Due to our continuing growth and success, CURE is seeking a UM/UIM Attorney to join our team! CURE offers a great working environment and comprehensive benefit package which includes health and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, 401k with company m...
Venable LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., has an opening is available for an administrative professional to support legal staff in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include client billing; document production; answering telephones; coordinating meetings, schedules and travel itineraries; assisting with the intake of new client/matter information; and other administrative dut...
Minimum Qualifications: Law Degree, admission to the New York State Bar and two years of subsequent satisfactory legal experience in the trial of issues in courts of record or in the conduct or trial of adversary proceedings, quasi-judicial in nature, before a governmental department or agency. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Medicaid/Medicare Law and/or healthcare regulations and polici...
Beacon Hill is staffing a Real Estate Paralegal for one of our clients, a real estate company in Conshohocken, PA. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to draft and finalize commercial real estate leases. Responsibilities include finalizing retail leases and ancillary documents, researching retail lease issues and work on other real estate matters. Minimum Requirements: 3+ years exper...
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