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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...
Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
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...
Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 500 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud t...
Company: Yoh An International Trade Compliance Administrator needed for a Contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Rome, NY. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Provide additional temporary resource to the International Trade Team in furtherance of their mandate to ensure 100% compliance with US and applicable foreign import, export, and anti-boycott regulations as well ...
Advance America Traveling Compliance Auditor -Indianapolis, Indiana Advance America Field Auditors enjoy working independently and are self-motivated, driven individuals who love to travel and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment. To be successful in this role, an Advance America Field Auditor must have a minimum of 1-3 years of compliance audit experience, the ability to multi task, a...
Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community. So if you're tal...
Job Description: Our client is extremely motivated in hiring a legal secretary with insurance defense background (not workers comp). Construction Defect background that would be a plus. Complete Description: Performs a variety of legal secretarial and administrative support duties for assigned attorney(s), many of which are unique to a legal environment and require a working knowledge of proper...
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=875168 Job Experience: Ty...
Senior Litigation Attorney Successful moderately sized San Francisco plaintiffs' personal injury firm is seeking a highly motivated individual to become an equity partner. Will be largely responsible for strategic oversight of cases with the ability to expand client base and develop the financial resources to become an equity owner. The ideal candidate will have 10 plus years of experience and a ...
DTS is looking for a Contract Administrator for a long term contract position in Horsham, PA. The Corporation provides account management and customer support services to key health care customers, including hospital systems and group purchasing organizations, leading health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and government health care institutions. The company also provides contract management, l...
This position provides paralegal support for the Grifols Legal Department. Primary responsibilities for role: Drafts and reviews various types of agreements/contracts (e.g., Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Third Party Sales and Services Contracts, Consultant Agreements, and Speaker Agreements) Maintains corporate records for Grifols and affiliates Performs various ad hoc assignments relate...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Premiere Jacksonville boutique tax law firm located in Riverside is seeking a legal assistant with 5+ years experience in Will and Trust preparation and Estate Administration. Candidate should have exceptional communication skills, be a team player and have the ability to work independently and under deadlines. High attention to detail as well as strong organizational and writing skills are requir...
Special Counsel is currently seeking a Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney to work on a 2-4 month project with a prominent local law firm. Suitable candidates must be licensed in both NJ and PA and the work will be split between the firm's NJ and PA office. Job Description Providing associate-level support to firm's litigation team Research and writing briefs and motions Splitting time betw...
Company Confidential Bethlehem, PA, 18020
Large civil litigation defense firm is searching for a paralegal to join its Bethlehem office. Experience in PA & NJ law required. Candidate must have a paralegal degree, 5+ years’ litigation exp., excellent organizational skills, motivation and a desire to assume significant responsibility. Excellent opportunity & benefits. Please respond with resume and cover letter....
Job Description: Very professional working environment seeking an office administrator/receptionist to help support the legal team. This person will be the face of the company and help legal team continue work flow productively. Duties: ?Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments. ?Greet persons entering...
Job Description: This Legal Secretary Position entails: Performing a variety of legal secretarial and administrative support duties for assigned attorney(s), many of which are unique to a legal environment. A preferred working knowledge of property casualty operations, legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Legal Secretary candidates should have knowledge of General office practice and pro...
Job Description: Well known law firm is looking to add a Staff Attorney to the firm. Looking for someone with Litigation and Personal Injury experience. Base salary plus incentive on amount of business can make this a lucrative opportunity. Firm in business for over 40 years. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability ...
Job Description: This Legal Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Family Oriented Environment ? Great Experience ? Long-term Temp- Perm ? Great Pay up to $44,000.00 Immediate need for Legal Secretary seeking family oriented environment and great experience. Proficiency in MS Office, the ability to type 55 wpm and 3-5 years of experience in working in a law firm will be the keys to su...
About Us: For more than 65 years, Kaman Precision Products, a division of Kaman Aerospace Group, has been a leader in the development and manufacturer of:FUZING SYSTEMS –offers a wide range of services, from research and development to full scale production for safe/arm devices, fuzes, motor igniters, flight termination devices, and related equipment. Kaman fuzes can be found on many of the U.S. ...

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