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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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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...
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...
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...
Description: The Prudential Law Department is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of VP and Senior Counsel, Privacy. Prudential is a dynamic financial services company with a significant and growing international footprint. In the course of its business, Prudential collects and maintains vast amount of confidential and personally identifiable information. Prudential is committed to pr...
Senior Paralegal - Power Solutions, Milwaukee-WD30001035 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and b...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work....
Position Summary The Field Compliance New Agent Analyst will be responsible for supporting Field Compliance efforts by monitoring and evaluating data/ trends related to sales made by agents in their first13weeks of employment. The Analyst will help identify potential Red Flags related to New Agents. If a training need is identified, the Training Coordinator will tailor a training program and admin...
Prominent, boutique family/matrimonial law firm, seeks a litigation para. with an ability to provide assistance to attorneys during all phases of case and litigation process, to include: draft motions and pleadings for courts, manage calendar hearings/deadlines, organize case files, perform client intakes, conduct research using Westlaw, and answer phones. . .Strong MS (W, E and O), and WorldDocs...
Overview The purpose of the Sr Counsel is to deliver legal counsel and services for a business unit(s) of the Teva North America Brand Pharmaceuticals group under the direction of the SVP, General Counsel - Transactions. The Sr Counsel is responsible for meeting the legal needs of designated departments and functions, including agreement negotiation and drafting, and to ensure the company is in co...
Overview Teva Biopharmaceuticals, USA (TBU) is responsible for developing innovative and biosimilar biologics for Teva Pharmaceuticals—is an integrated pharmaceutical development company with over $20B in revenue. Located in Rockville, MD the staff of 80, specializes in biologics CMC and bioassay development. We currently have 7 biologic products in various stages of clinical development from IND...
The Miami office of Cozen O’Connor seeks a full time legal secretary with a minimum of 10 years of legal secretary experience, eight (8) years of which should be in corporate law. Responsibilities Includes: · Preparation of documents (in particular, complicated agreements and memorandums) in the appropriate format, as assigned by multiple timekeepers. · Efficient workflow which includes the duplic...
Our client is a leading court reporting provider, offering a full range of deposition services to law firms and corporate law departments. They are ideally seeking an experienced Account Manager with a proven history of selling legal services to lawyers and corporate counsel. My client is also interested in attorneys looking to transition into a legal sales roll. The focus of this role will be to...
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