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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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Our firm seeks a motivated and qualified individual for the position of Corporate Counsel for our Charleston based Single Family Office (SFO). As a SFO, we serve the needs of a single high-net worth client and oversee all of their business and financial affairs. The individual selected for this opportunity will be dedicated to continual professional development and have the highest ethical and pro...
Gaylor Electric, Inc. is governed by and committed to the electrical industry's highest standards of professional integrity, performance, and cost effective services for the benefit of our clients. We recognize that our employees are the most important resource in maximizing sales growth and return on investment through teamwork, safety, personnel development and customer service. We believe our ...
Green Tree's parent company, Walter Investment Management Corp., is looking for a dynamic individual to join their growing company as a Corporate Paralegal. OBJECTIVES OF POSITION Assist with preparation and filing of SEC reports, proxy statements, Section 16 filings, etc. Assist with corporate secretarial duties including preparation and distribution of Board of Director/Committee materials. In...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Regulatory Affairs Associate, China Regulatory Affairs Desk-9849141117 Description Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Regulatory Affairs Associate, China Regulatory Affairs Desk position to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of produ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Manager Regulatory Affairs - CMC-9690141116 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Manager, Regulatory Affairs - CMC. The position will have a focus on drug-device Combination Products and will be based at one of the following sites: Malvern, PA; Ti...
Spanish and English Fluent Applicants Only. Position Description: Primary functions will involve more traditional administrative/clerical duties including: answering the telephone, greeting visitors, word processing of documents, filing, typing, transcribing, maintaining calendars, copying, faxing, and basic clerical and administrative support. The Ideal Candidate Will Have the Following Skills...
WE ARE FARMERS. Associate Trial Attorney King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Litigation. Challenge. Technology. You’ll find it all at Farmers Insurance. With global resources, a trial rich environment and industry-leading case management technology, we offer talented trial attorneys a unique opportunity to experience the true practice of law in a fast-paced and performance-driven environment. At Far...
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) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
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) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
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) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
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) This Network Contract Manager is part of a national team responsible for successful design a...
DOCUMENT REVIEW ATTORNEY REVIEWERS NEEDED! Licensed Attorneys Needed for Document Review Projects! DOCUMENT REVIEW IN RICHARDSON. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS, A WELL ESTABLISHED AND FAST GROWING COMPANY HIRING FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS IS SEEKING ATTORNEYS FOR NEW AND ONGOING DOCUMENT REVIEW PROJECTS. APPLICANTS MUST BE LICENSED AND IN GOOD STANDING IN ANY STATE. Ideal applica...
A Legal Assistant/Lease Administrator job in Beachwood, OH is currently being recruited by Ajilon Professional Staffing. The right candidate will have at least four years of experience as Administrative Assistant within a legal department. You will be responsible for reading legal documents including leases as well as assemble and finalize lease documentation, process final leasing documentation. ...
Ajilon is seeking a few LEGAL ADMIN's for a job in Somerset, NJ! This project will last for about a month and requires candidates with experience with: Redlining/redaction (proofreading and editing documents for publication) PACER program knowledge is a plus Very detail oriented Ability to work in a very fast paced environment This project will start ASAP on a temporary basis with an hourly ...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: •Prepares patent applications and related documents for uploading...
The Legal Document Specialist is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include document creation and editing, document repair and recovery, and providing MS Word expertise. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit legal documents to client specifications using applicable software. Transcribe tapes, scan and clean...
Integrys Business Support, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is seeking an experienced Corporate Safety Consultant for the Chicago office. Administer safety initiatives across the Integrys Organization through the delivery of standardized, results-driven safety and industrial hygiene programs and processes that safeguard the well being of employees in the work environment and ensure regulator...
Duane Morris, a global law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is seeking an experienced Marketing & Business Development Specialist for its Philadelphia headquarters. In this position you will work closely with a sophisticated group of Marketing and Business Development Managers (MBDMs), attorneys, and colleagues in and out of the Department...
General Summary: Senior level para-professional position supporting Andover and Memphis based attorneys, including VP ? US Legal, on intellectual property (?IP?), commercial contracts, litigation and other legal matters. Regularly interfaces with outside counsel, executive staff, attorneys and other legal department staff, all functional departments of business units, outside sales personnel and ...
MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the nation’s premier law and consulting firms known for quality and extraordinary commitment to clients & integrated, relationship-based services. We are notably progressive and entrepreneurial and are deeply committed to diversity, public service, and excellence in all we do. We currently have a great opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary in our N...

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