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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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Durham Jones & Pinegar, one of the largest law firms in Utah, is seeking a full-time experienced document production specialist. The ideal candidate possesses: Highly sophisticated advanced word processing skills Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office (2007-2013) and its related products Prior law firm experience Familiarity with custom template systems is highly desirable Knowledge...
Mid-Level Litigation Support Paralegal Our client, a large litigation firm located in downtown Denver, is seeking to hire a litigation paralegal to support a busy litigation team. The ideal candidate must be skilled in using technology, as this position involves database workflow design, maintaining the team's document database, and training, as well as developing support material. Required: thre...
Company Confidential Whitestone, NY, 11357
Queens law firm seeks professional and experienced litigation secretary/assistant to handle all aspects of a law practice. Must be capable of dealing with clients and professionals, both in person and telephonically. Good typing, computer, dictation, phone and people skills are a must. Prospective candidates should be familiar with court rules and requirements. Competitive compensation package. Se...
Special Counsel is seeking an Estate Planning Attorney for a part time position (15-20 hours) with a growing regional firm in the Philadelphia area. Primary responsibilities will be drafting estate administration documents for high net worth clients. This is a long term project and is a great opportunity for someone interested in supplementing an existing practice. Qualifications: Must have expe...
Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Downtown Akron Law Firm - Plaintiffs Firm- Over 40 years in Practice Responsible for two attorneys-Typing, dictation, phone work, scheduling,organizing medical records, filing Currently use Amicus Legal program-experience with Amicus very helpful Prefer experience -minimum 5 years...
Our Client is a: leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Description: We are looking for a Global Information Technology Attorney at our Wilmington, DE headquarters. This is a Contractor position and reports to our General Counsel. Essential Job Functions Responsible for providing legal advice and services to Company on a global basis in connection with all aspects of information t...
Company Confidential Punxsutawney, PA, 15767
Immediate opening for case manager. Candidate is responsible for interviewing, enrolling and orienting consumers. Maintain knowledge of the local job market and job openings to assist consumers. Encourage and mentor consumers to achieve economic independence. Ensures consumer and service data is accurately collected, recorded and reported. **Travel is requried. Position requires 3 consecutive days...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10006
LEGAL SECRETARY for downtown NY law firm to work with three attorneys. MUST have insurance defense experience, familiar with calendar, ability to handle heavy dictation with a fast turnaround, filing and office responsibilities. Please send resume and salary requirements to *****...
Overall Purpose: This Corporate Manager Income Tax Compliance will support the Lead Tax Accountant. The analysis and interpretation of existing and upcoming tax legislation (federal, state, local and foreign) to identify opportunities to minimize the organizations legal tax liabilities. Responsible for developing and implementing tax systems, policies, methods and procedures to compile informati...
The law offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a leading insurance defense firm, is seeking an Associate Attorney for its Cherry Hill, NJ office with 0-2 years of Insurance Fraud experience to join a growing practice group. Minimum Requirements: · 0-2 years of experience in Insurance Fraud investigation · Excellent writing skills a must As a regional office of Marshall Dennehey ...
LEGAL ASSISTANT & OFFICE SERVICE CLERK opportunity with multi-office AV rated insurance defense firm to provide support in our Tampa office. LEGAL ASSISTANT: Seeking experienced legal assistant with min. 2 yrs. litigation exp. Must be organized, team player with analytical and problem solving skills, effective written communication skills, ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently. Profici...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Division : Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Missouri-Kansas City Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Persons who have experience handling Personal Injury Insurance Defense cases are encouraged to apply, and jury trial experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to practice law in both MO and KS. Position Objective This position personally handles moderately complex litiga...
Selective Staffing Solutions Selective Staffing Solutions is a talent acquisition firm located in Williamsville, NY. We specialize in uniting top local talent with the companies who need them to drive their business’ forward. We work across all industries with small to large sized businesses in the WNY area. Position: Litigation Secretary Location: Downtown Buffalo Responsibilities: · File co...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
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...
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...
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...
Description The Hospital Compliance Officer is responsible for managing the implementation of Tenets Ethics and Compliance Program in his or her assigned hospital. The Hospital Compliance Officer also serves as the privacy officer for his or her assigned facility(ies). The Hospital Compliance Officers general duties and responsibilities encompass implementing Tenets systems, processes and policie...

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