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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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Am law 50 firm recruiting executive legal assistant for nice to work for managing partner specializing in corporate and 3 asociates lots of calendaring, travel arrangements -- business assistant this is a true executive assistant position College degree a plus to 94K...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Mississauga, ON
103072true103072falseSubmission for the position: Paralegal - (Job Number: 1406882)false103072falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1406882&lang=enParalegaltrueParalegal1406882 Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is the leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with re...
The Contract Specialist/Analyst will establish a working knowledge of the company’s spending, trends, provide analytics, support the commodity managers in establishing sourcing guidelines and policies to manage expenses and develop strategic negotiation plans. To manage the lifecycle for medium and low risk contracts, educating business owners regarding best practices and ensure compliance. QUALI...
Well-respected regional Dallas firms seeks a Senior Associate to join their Wealth Preservation group. Associates with some portable business will be given top priority, although it is not a requirement. The ideal candidate will have strong academic background and will be a skilled writer. Firm prides itself on team-orientated work environment allowing associates to work closely with partners and ...
Beacon Hill Legal is currently working with a law firm clients in the metro Atlanta who are in need of real estate closers / closing paralegals. We seek traditional closers to assist with residential closings and refinances as well as REO closers. These clients are well-known and highly respected firms in the Atlanta area. Salary ranges will vary depending on the firm and your experience. SoftPro...
Company Confidential Mansfield, MA, 02048
Multi State Wholesale Distribution business seeks experienced Compliance Specialist. Minimum of 10 years related work experience is required. Area of work will be focused on Federal and State Compliance. You will be working with regulatory bodies such as TTB, FDA, US Customs., State DOR's. Also some work with Foreign and Domestic Corporations. Helpful past work experience would be as a Paralegal, ...
About the Organization: The Center for Comprehensive Care & Diagnosis of Inherited Blood Disorders (CIBD), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is committed to providing comprehensive care for patients and their families with rare, chronic inherited blood disorders. CIBD is a part of a nationwide network of over 140 Hemophilia Treatment Centers that use multidisciplinary teams of blood disorder spe...
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP, a Center City insurance defense firm has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney. Candidates must have at least 3 to 5 years experience in defense litigation. Experience handling a full case load without constant direct supervision is a plus. Along with a competitive salary, the firm offers health insurance and participation in the 401k. Job r...
-Duration: ASAP – 12/31/2014 Pay: $21.00/hour Shift: M-F, 8-5 Position Summary: Performs contract generation, confirmation, and analysis and ensures business transactions are recorded accurately, timely with in policies and procedures and in accordance with SOX controls. Key Responsibilities:  Generates and confirm contracts and amendments that accurately reflect the intent of the negotiate...
General Atomics San Diego, CA
The General Atomics (GA) group of companies is a world renowned leader in developing high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems; remotely operated surveillance aircraft; airborne sensors; advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies; and biofuels. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Attorney within our Law division at o...
General Atomics San Diego, CA
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We have an exciting opportunity for an Airworthiness Engineer in our Mechanical Engineering Department. Under general directions with limited review, this...
Prominent Global firms seeking Legal Billing Assistant/Coordinator to join their team. This is an opportunity to get in with a new VP of Finance and be part of future departmental opportunities. Elite and Ebilling experience a plus. Law firm/legal billing required. Excellent compensation package and salary to 45- 60K. Submit your resume in confidence....
preparation of legal pleadings and documents, including, demurrers, respondent appeal brief, and misc. research...
GENERAL DESCRIPTION This position is responsible for supporting inside counsel in implementing company contract requirements and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate and compliance policies and business unit procedures. The position will review and analyze new laws, regulations and contract trends for potential impact on business goals and object...
National law firm with strong Texas roots, seeks 3-5 year Executive Compensation and Executive Benefits Attorney to join their Dallas office. Qualified candidates will have strong academia, quality experience and initiative. Firm offers an envirnoment where associates work in a collaborative effort with both partners and other associates and are both encouraged and supported in their work. This te...
Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. - Job Description Job Title: Litigation Paralegal Reports to: Attorney for Business Unit Summary of Description of Job: Assisting attorney to move cases forward in business unit. Assisting in preparing responses to initial discovery and preparing discovery to send to defense counsel. Assisting attorney in all phases of litigation through the trial of the case. Main...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Our client, one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, is seeking a temp-to-perm Corporate Paralegal/Legal Assistant to perform full administrative legal and office duties for their Legal Department, principally for three attorneys based in the NYC office, while also supporting the Company's other legal counsel and Legal Department projects. Responsibilities: Provide a high l...
Prestigious law firm is seeking an experienced PIP Attorney to join its dynamic legal team in the Naples area. Requirements 3-5 years of litigation experience Ability to cover depositions Conduct hearings and assist in trial preparation Be able to handle large caseload and work with minimal supervision Prior experience with first party litigation, insurance litigation is required Company pr...
JOB TITLE: Litigation/Intellectual Property Paralegal POSITION LENGTH: Permanent PAY RANGE: Competitive POSITION SUMMARY One of the world's top law firms is looking for a junior-level Litigation and Intellectual Property paralegal to join their Washington, D.C. office. The successful applicant will focus primarily on working with the firm's Litigation/Intellectual Property Department. KEY RES...
Prestigious law firm is seeking experienced PIP Attorneys to join its dynamic legal team in the Tampa, FL area. Requirements 3-5 years of litigation experience Ability to cover depositions Conduct hearings and assist in trial preparation Be able to handle large caseload and work with minimal supervision Prior experience with first party litigation, insurance litigation is required Company p...

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