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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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We are looking for an attorney to provide general legal advice, draft and negotiate contracts and support day to day business matters primarily for the Company’s Alternative Services Group. This position will be located in our Midtown Manhattan, NYC office. Responsibilities: Draft, negotiate and administer contracts for customers and vendors of the Company. Contracts include service agreements and...
Law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh is seeking a Litigation Paralegal. My client is seeking an experienced, high energy Paralegal who can work independently and as part of a team. Experience as a paralegal supporting insurance defense, transportation litigation, civil and/or commercial litigation are desired but not required. BS/BA and paralegal certification is desired but not required. Email...
A well-established boutique law firm is offering a Trusts and Estates Paralegal job in Montgomery County, Maryland. Your one year relevant experience in trusts and estates is required. If selected, you will enjoy an excellent benefits package, including medical insurance. This office will also contribute to your transportation costs! This office prides itself on a commitment to mutual respect and...
Cantor Colburn LLP has a current opening for an Intellectual Property Administrative Assistant in our Houston office. This full-time position will provide support for attorneys in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: o Preparing and proofing patent forms and documents o Electronic filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office o Client relations o Ti...
Accountability. It’s not a slogan. It’s a philosophy. Live it. Join our team! Position: Commercial Paralegal Gurstel Chargo P. A. (GC) is currently looking to hire a Commercial Paralegal in our Golden Valley, MN Office. The successful candidate will be a team-player, have a high level of attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) an...
Great client in Seattle, Waashington is seeking a Contracts Specialist to work on contract review project.This person will be tasked with reviewing contract terms, analyzing risks, and sharing information with key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have solid experience negotiating contracts and reviewing it to assess issues He/she should have a clear understanding of contract language and wil...
Two Open Positions: 1) Paralegal -and- 2) Legal Secretary - Commercial Real Estate Experience is Required Please review below and if qualified, E-MAIL YOUR RESUME IN CONFIDENCE TO -> ***** & call me at 212-279-7777 ext 243 Steve Newman Manhattan based Law Firm - we do REAL ESTATE FINANCING "LENDER SIDE" DEALS We are searching for a Commercial Real Estate . Paralegal and a Legal...
Seeking Denver - Boulder Area Candidates ONLY with both Big Firm and Corporate Transactions Experience The Group Transactional Counsel will be responsible, along with his/her staff, for responding to the transactional needs of the following three Biomet divisions (the “Group Companies”): Biomet Spine, Biomet Microfixation, and Biomet Bone Healing. Essential Job Functions: · Assisting and counselin...
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Jacksonville law firm seeks paralegal / legal assistant for bankruptcy department. Experience not required. Compensation: - $12 per hour - Merit-based bonuses - Paid vacation - Paid holidays - Health insurance - Dental insurance available - 401(k) with matching...
Description Senior Corporate Counsel Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi US At Sanofi...
1. Prepare, review and monitor leases, contracts, and agreements. Ensure contract compliance with policies and procedures and other terms and conditions. Maintain contracts in accordance with appropriate record retention procedures and internal controls. 2. Develop and prepare performance specifications and requests for proposals and monitor project payments. 3. Monitor, and ensure compliance of n...
Work with Human resources to ensure all required training is completed and documented accordingly. Responsible for the proper incident reporting structure for injuries, damage and other required documentation. Oversee all aspects of SMG Maintenance CMMS program, including converting maintenance requests to work orders with follow-up, building assets, uploading service tickets and tracking costs, a...
Detailed Description Xilinx, Inc., the world's leading provider of All Programmable devices, SoCs and 3D ICs , seeks a patent attorney to join a dynamic team and support the company's efforts to build a strategic patent portfolio and defend the company in IP-related matters. The successful candidate will have opportunities to: - Manage prosecution of a portion of the active patent portfolio - Impl...
We are currently recruiting for a temp to hire Legal Contract Administrative Support job in Houston, Texas. The client is located in North Central Houston and the position will support the Vice President of Legal and Compliance. The pay for this opportunity is $19-$21/hr DOE. Legal Contract Admin job responsibilities include: Serve as primary support person to Vice President for various legal, com...
Description: WellMed is now part of the OptumHealth division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. WellMed is a healthcare delivery system serving more than 90,000 patients, primarily Medicare eligible seniors, in Texas and Florida through primary care clinics, multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, WellMed is an industry...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Senior Recovery Resolution Representative handles information about patient services and how th...
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. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
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. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
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. The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network yielding a geographica...
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Creating a portfolio.. for a legal secretaries job?
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