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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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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...
Description: Do you have a background administrating and monitoring government contracts? Have project management experience? Experience working in a large, highly matrixed work environment? Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relations...
Description: Do you have a background administrating and monitoring government contracts? Have project management experience? Experience working in a large, highly matrixed work environment? Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relations...
Deputy Director of Legal Services The Ohio School Boards Association is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director of Legal Services. Duties include representing the association in legal and administrative proceedings; advising and assisting the Director of Legal Services on matters involving the business of the association including areas such as contracts, pension plan, employm...
The Garlington law firm seeks an experienced litigation paralegal. Apply online at https://garlington.submittable.com...
Downtown Cincinnati office of national law firm seeks a legal assistant to work in a fast-paced trial practice. Our firm represents a broad range of clients in the areas of mass torts, products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice and employment as well as corporate and financial issues. Our firm holds prominent positions in many nationwide pharmaceutical and defective drug cases. Resp...
Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. Senior Contract Specialist Location: Washington, DC Experience: Unlimited contracting warrant(s), CO team lead experience, Twenty (20) or more years of directly related experience in within a contracting office. Experience with 7-8 multimillion dollar source selections, resolved protests, claims and held debriefings. Expert knowledge on FAR Parts 5, 8, 10, 11, 12,...
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 Litigation Legal Secretary for our San Francisco, CA office. This position performs a broad range of administrative and clerical support for attorneys and others timekeepers as assigned. Demonstrates ability to partner with teams in the effective and efficient support of a larger group of timekeepers and administrative staff. Prepares,...
Large, busy commercial construction company in search of an experienced Legal Assistant to support the Vice President and General Counsel with a large variety of business and legal related tasks. The ideal applicant will have considerable experience in a legal environment and will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, great attention to detail, strong organizational and time ma...
PROTECT DREAMS. PURSUE YOURS. American Family Insurance has immediate opportunity in our St. Louis, MO office on our legal team for Legal Services Paralegal to provide effective litigation process under the supervision of an attorney. Must have an understanding of tort, insurance & contract law, as well as the rules of evidence and civil procedure. LEGAL SERVICES PARALEGAL Apply for this positi...
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR: If you enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to have an impact on company success, consider a career at Whirlpool Corporation. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and passion to a place where you can make a difference. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Attorney to be an integral part of the Whirlpool Law Department. ABOUT W...
Well established, AV Rated, 6 attorney Law Firm is looking for an associate attorney in the area of family law, experience preferred. We offer paid vacation, health insurance, 401k & profit sharing. A plus if applicant has a professional appearance, a clear understanding of the law in divorce/separation cases, and be able to communicate effectively, efficiently and confidently in Court and as a le...
Job Title: Corporate Counsel Location: Mountain View, CA Symphony Teleca is seeking a Corporate Counsel to play a primary role in managing global, commercial transactions. The candidate must have excellent business judgment and strategic thinking and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced team environment. This position will be based in our Mounta...
Seeking job candidate with minimum 3-years legal experience who has excellent organizational and people skills to work in a small, Apple/Mac-based law office. Must be trained and proficient in all of the standard computer programs. Experience with Lexis Nexis desired. You will provide legal support in the primary practice areas of criminal, family and probate law and will be required to draft p...
Group Contract Development Analyst - Life This position can be worked remotely from anywhere in the U.S. This individual contributor reports to the Group New Business Manager of Operations. Zurich is seeking an experienced fulfillment contract analyst to manage the policy implementation and business processes of the contract fulfillment area. This position manages policy templates and develops i...
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Law firm located in downtown St. Louis is currently seeking a licensed attorney for an on-site document review project, which is expected to last 6-12 months. This is a full-time position. Knowledge of Relativity software and previous e-discovery experience required. Candidates with securities review experience are preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented and organized. All candidates are sub...
Description: Position Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality Healthcare starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in healthcare 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 Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians...
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 Specialist handles information about patient services and how tho...
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 Specialist handles information about patient services and how tho...

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