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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 Haddonfield, NJ, 08033
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY-South Jersey law firm seeks a full-time real estate attorney with a minimum of three years' experience in commercial lending, leasing and land use areas of practice. Excellent opportunity for the right person. Please send your resume and references to *****....
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Responsible for identifying, assessing and reporting risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer information. Serve as GLBA Privacy Officer. Work with the CISO and Lines of Business to mitigate GLBA related risks. Responsible for managing of the bank’s Vendor Risk Management Program. Assess, identify and track third party vendor risks to the Bank. Ensure...
WE ARE FARMERS. Trial Attorney Las Vegas, Nevada 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 Farmers, we employ over 500 a...
Special Counsel Information Governance is seeking candidates for a Litigation File Clerk job in Dallas, TX! To be considered for this incredibly opportunity, you must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and working knowledge of computers, legal software, legal documents, and physical files. The perfect candidate for this position will be highly organized, has strong typing skills, and a...
Position : Regulatory Affairs Specialist [#7991] Location : 1 Becton Drive Franklin Lakes NJ 07417 UNITED STATES Duration : 5 +Months Contract[Possible extension] Rate : $41.55/hr on W2 (All inclusive) Start Time : 8:00 AM End Time : 5:00 PM Total Hours/week : 40.00 Client : Medical Qualifications: 1. 1-2 years Regulatory Affairs experience in medical device/in vitro diagnostic device companies. 2...
Position Summary A Legal Secretary performs administrative support duties for attorneys and/or paralegals assigned to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the legal department. Principal Responsibilities * Composes engagement letters and routine correspondence. * Creates, maintains, proofreads and corrects confidential documents, files, charts, reports and other materials. * Facilitates co...
Immigration paralegal with 2+ years of experience. Fill out immigration applications for Adjustment of Status and consular processing including I-485, I-130, G-325A, I-864, I-765, I-131, DS-260 as well as applications for submission to the Immigration Court including EOIR-42A, EOIR-42B and I-589. Prepare I-601 waiver, DACA, and U visa applications for submission to USCIS. Prepare evidentiary packe...
Company/Industry: Personal Injury Law Firm Location: Jacksonville & Orange Park, Florida Job Type: Case Manager Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree Compensation: Salary plus Bonus Experience: 3-5 years of Auto Adjuster or Case Manager Experience Farah and Farah a large personal injury law firm is looking for an articulate professional to work as a Case Manager. This is an exciting career opportunit...
Legal Secretary At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Currently, we are recruiti...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19104
National firm located in the Greater Philadelphia area seeks experienced MCLE Specialist. This position requires current experience identifying and working with multi-state certification offices and requirements. Responsibilities also include updating and maintaining a database of MCLE rules and requirements. The successful candidate will have at least five years of current experience, proficiency...
Join our team! Cassiday Schade LLP – A mid-sized litigation firm is currently recruiting for a talented associate attorney licensed in Indiana with two to five years of experience in civil defense practice. Product liability, construction, trucking and medical malpractice litigation background preferred. Strong writing and analytical skills are required. Qualified candidates may submit application...
We have been retained to begin recruiting for an experienced legal secretary. This position is a full-time, permanent opportunity for a well respected firm in the Albany area. The ideal candidates will posses: At least three years of experience as a Legal Secretary Background in Estate Planning This firm is looking for an organized and reliable professional with strong computer skills and passion...
• Negotiate software supplier engagements in partnership with Capital Markets Business Units and Functional Units. Predominant focus is software however, knowledge and experience in hardware, telecom and professional services in a Capital Markets environment would be a considerable asset. The successful outcomes of these initiatives are those solutions that meet business requirements and create va...
Requisition ID: 5242 Title: Intellectual Property Counsel Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) Location: INC- Naples, FL (US08) Main Objective: Responsible for a broad range of IP services in order to protect the organization's legal interests and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Draft and prosecute US patent applications. Manage pate...
This midsize law firm located in midtown Manhattan is in search of a contract Trust & Estates attorney for its T&E group. This position has the potential to lead to a permanent position for the right candidate. The Group’s practice areas include all forms of trusts, probate matters; administration of estates and trusts; family limited partnerships and limited liability companies; wills; health car...
Special Counsel Information Governance is currently recruiting for a temporary Records Clerk job in Los Angeles, CA!. To be considered for this position, you must have recent file management experience. This opportunity is to run for two months with a possibility of an extension. Duties will include but are not limited to indexing, data entry, and relocating boxes of files. Records Clerk Job Respo...
Growing Customer Centered Statewide Title Insurance Agency is in need of an experienced title underwriter to work in the Raleigh, North Carolina office. This person will be responsible for providing accurate and professional title commitments and policies in a high production office. You will work directly with our clients including attorneys, builders, developers and financial institutions to hel...
Job Purpose: Develops new business by promoting and selling trust services. Duties: * Develops business leads by cultivating relationships with referral sources. * Promotes trust services by developing advertising campaigns; developing brochures; encouraging cross-selling by bank personnel; presenting seminars; participating in community, social, and charitable activities. * Generates revenue by s...
Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC is currently looking to fill the position of Commercial Manager on a full time basis. This position will provide strategic and timely support to the management team to assist in meeting business objectives and mitigating risks. Primary responsibilities will include: reviewing, drafting, negotiating and administration of commercial contracts including all contract support ag...
The Patent Agent will work in an innovative and collaborative IBM Patent Center of excellence focused on a broad range of technologies representing the entire IBM development environment. Within the IBM Patent Center, the Patent Agent will be responsible for writing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition, the Agent will lead and ment...
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