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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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Small law firm specializing in condemnation, mediation and arbitration is seeking a well-qualified, self-motivated administrative/legal assistant. Rate is $18.00 per hour. Responsibilities include: · Light bookkeeping: invoicing and accounts receivable · Manage outgoing and incoming postage, email and facsimile correspondence · E-filing · Draft letters, orders, and notices · Manage schedule and ca...
We are searching for an experienced, organized, proactive team member to work closely with the company's In-house counsel to service our Commercial Lines customer, a leading Fortune 500 company. The Litigation Paralegal will analyze key case documents and data, manage information flow, prepare financial reports, develop and improve business reporting tools and assist counsel responsible for defend...
Overview: Primary responsibility is to use technical and regulatory knowledge to perform regulatory affairs activities supporting the following activities: product registrations, import/​export support, product development, safety and environmental regulation, manufacturing (GMP), and regulatory data collection and management.​ Responsibilities: Provides pre-market support working with development...
The law offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin seeks a Temporary Full-time Paralegal for the firm's King of Prussia, PA office. The position will start September 2, 2014. Job duties may include: Obtain, review and analyze documents, including medical records and financial records, tax and employment records, or any other relevant information Provide a medical record chronology Prepar...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Legal Secretary. Must have litigation experience. ?Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation. ?Conserves attorneys time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters...
Job Description: Complete Description: Performs a variety of legal secretarial and administrative support duties for assigned attorney(s), many of which are unique to a legal environment and require a working knowledge of property casualty operations, legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Knowledge:General office practice and procedures. Legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Operations...
Seeking an experienced paralegal with commercial contracts experience. Our downtown, in-house client needs a paralegal for a long-term temporary assignment estimated to run into the fall. This role will support a small executive team with the organization and preparation of contracts associated with a large deal. Key responsibilities include preparing and reviewing commercial contracts, maintainin...
Company Confidential Centennial, CO
Looking for a Deal Maker in Litigator's Clothing Small Centennial real estate/business law firm seeks attorney who sees litigation as a tool to resolve disputes favorably, rather than as a prelude to an inevitable trip to the courthouse. We are looking for an experienced, effective litigator who can manage his or her own caseload with little or no supervision. Ideal candidates would include solo p...
Company Confidential Stratford, CT, 06615
Boutique Fairfield County Elder Law/Trusts and Estates Firm seeking experienced, motivated associate, licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut, preferably with 3-5 years’ experience. Candidate should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment across various practice areas, as well as proven ability to support multiple projects with aggressive deadlines. Ideal candidates will demonstra...
Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP, is a full-service regional law firm offering high-quality legal services with fully staffed offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. The firm maintains a standing commitment to excellence and a constant quest to exceed client expectations and has attorneys admitted to practice in every New England state. Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP has an opening in...
Contracts Administrator Chula Vista, CA Contract Support Heat Exchanger Adoption Agreements between PCSS and ASG. Experience contracting within the Aerospace industry, with the demonstrated ability to create, negotiate and administer multiple forms of contractual documents (LTA, PA, MOU, MOA etcetera). Able to understand the key facets of Aerospace contracting, and the interrelated nature of contr...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10038
LEGAL SECRETARY ( FINANCIAL DISTRICT) Boutique size plaintiff personal injury firm seeks legal secretary with 7 plus years litigation experience. Applicant must be a self starter who can draft motions, discovery demands/responses, summons and complaints and have trial prep experience for complex plaintiff personal injury cases. Applicant must have experience with a variety of tort related cases in...
Job Requisition Number:41732 The Role: Bloomberg L.P., a leading worldwide provider of electronic information, is looking for qualified people to join the Legal Content Operations group of the Global Data division. Legal Content Operations is a dynamic group that produces and maintains various legal data collections and products that form the backbone of and legal content on the B...
Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation's leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at The Company presently operates over 250 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million, Books & Co., and 2nd & Charles and traditional bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-Milli...
Mid-size law firm in New York City seeks a residential real estate attorney, 4 plus years of experience, for their thriving practice. The firm maintains a full-service residential real estate practice dedicated to smart, practical and cost-effective counsel. They represent clients who seek the sophistication of a large law firm and the attention of a “personal” lawyer all bundled in a cost-conscio...
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Description The Compliance Officer assists the Deputy CCO and the CCO with overseeing all regulatory compliance for the traditional business of UBS Global Asset Management ("UBSAM") business in the Americas and coordinates with other asset management businesses within the Americas. The Compliance Officer coordinates with the CCO regarding the planning, risk assessment and reviews needed for the an...
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JOB DESCRIPTION Position: Paralegal Department:Legal Location:Wilton, Connecticut Position reports to:Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Wilton Re Services, Inc. Responsibilities: Assist with mergers, acquisitions, financings and other corporatetransactions; including due diligence, disclosure schedules, regulatory filings, ancillary agreements, coordination of closings, and post closing tran...
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