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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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Company Confidential Caldwell, NJ, 07006
Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant - Fairfield NJ Law Firm located in Fairfield NJ seeks experienced Legal Assistant/Executive Assistant for. 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 legal nature, dealing with courts...
Fulltime (40 hrs/wk; Mon-Fri, 8:30-5:30) receptionist needed for professional law firm in Rochester, NY. This position requires previous multi-phone line and clerical support experience. Previous experience working in a professional office setting is required. Qualified candidates will have excellent verbal & written communication skills, computer proficiency, working knowledge of Microsoft Office...
Greylocke & Company is hiring a team of Loan Processor focused on foreclosure and bankruptcy portfolios in an effort to support our client located in Montgomery County, MD. Each position is full-time, and compensation will be on an hourly basis; the office of operations is conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro Center on the Red Line. Residence in close proximity to Bethesda,MD is HIGHLY pr...
Boehl Stopher & Graves seeks Litigation Paralegal for insurance defense/civil litigation practice. The successful candidate will possess 2 to 5 years of litigation experiences with knowledge of federal and local court rules, forms, processes and procedures. Paralegal role includes answering discovery, mediation and trial preparation, summarizing depositions and medical records, deposition binders,...
GuideStone Financial Resources is a diversified Christian financial services provider of retirement, insurance, investment management, and executive planning products and services to the evangelical Christian community including churches, ministries, hospitals, educational, and other institutions. We’ve been enhancing the financial security of ministers, employees and seminary students for over ni...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Paralegal in our San Francisco office. The Paralegal will assist attorneys in the clearance and prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademarks on behalf of the Firm's clients. Under the supervision of an attorney, will be responsible for conducting preliminary prosecution for US and foreign trademark applications, registrations, copyrights ...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is seeking THREE experienced Paralegals with a specialization in Bankruptcy for a job in Somerset, NJ at a litigation law firm. This will be for a temporary project lasting about three months depending on the amount of work and the efficiency. The hours are 9AM-6PM Monday through Friday, and the job will start ASAP! The responsibilities will include assisting attorne...
Company Overview: FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as innovators, to look beyond the barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is a S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a global...
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Corporate paralegal is responsible for supporting the legal department with respect to a broad range of legal, transactional, compliance and administrative matters. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working directly with attorneys as a corporate paralegal and will have demonstrated experience in supporting complex transactions as well as ongoing commercial c...
Legal Assistant wanted by Missoula law firm. FT, experience in Word & Excel with proficient typing skills. Excellent benefits. Salary DOE. Send resume to PO Box 9440, Missoula, MT 59807...
Description: We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Use your Sharp Analytical Skill to help us conduct and manage outcomes of ...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Manager of Network Contracting develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pha...
Workers’ Compensation Legal Secretary Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, Plainfield based law firm has immediate opening for an experienced workers compensation secretary. Must be proficient in MS Word and possess excellent phone skills as well as being organized and detail oriented. Bilingual-English/Spanish a must. Must be able to work independently. Benefits include medical, dental and 401k plans. Sal...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is looking for a Salesforce.com Administrator and Application Specialist to join our rapidly expanding organization. The Administrator will work cross-functionally alongside Senior Leadership Attorney Managers Human Resources Marketing and Business Office professionals in addressing strategic business issues involving Salesforce.com and organizationally utilized so...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Houston Law Firm is seeking an Office Manager with at least 5+​ years of experience in the legal field.​ Candidate must be very polished and professional. The perfect candidate is an Office Manager who has previous experience in litigation.​ Duties will include: overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Firm, overseeing all functions of client billing, managing file maintenance and storage syste...
The Director of Contracting is responsible for directing the activities of the contract professionals within the Managed Care Contracting department. These activities range from simple, routine to highly complex contractual arrangements of strategic importance to CRC and all of its business units. This person oversees the full contract life cycle and is responsible for maximizing rates while also ...
Company Confidential Passaic Park, NJ, 07055
LEGAL SECRETARY Busy Personal Injury Law firm located in Northern NJ is looking for an experienced (3-5 yrs.) Personal Injury litigation legal secretary with excellent organizational skills and the ability to work as a team player with a “can do” attitude. Must be proficient in: • MS Word • Accuracy • Attentive to details. Must have • Litigation experience • Knowledge of “Needles” software...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-five years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-five years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Linear Technology is seeking a Legal Clerk to work in our Legal Department in Milpitas, CA. The ideal candidate will have the following requirements: High School diploma or 4 year Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Excellent communication skills, attention to details, and is good with numbers. Experience in data entry, spreadsheets, word processing, copying, filling and general office support. P...

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