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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 Farmers Since our start in 1928, Farmers has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of our customers with an unwavering commitment to upholding the ideals with which we began by providing industry-leading products and services to the customers we're privileged to serve. Today, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's third-largest insurer of both private Personal Lines pa...
Company Confidential Bellevue, WA, 98004
Reputable Bellevue law firm seeking a corporate attorney with 2+ years' experience to join our team. Must have a sincere desire to become a preeminent corporate lawyer. Attention to detail and client service and focus a must. Experience required in conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents and legal opinions, entity formation, and coordinating document flow exe...
Company: Yoh Contracts Manager, Medical Affairs needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Vendor Contracts - Budget planning and forecasting What You'll Be Doing: - Manage overall contract triage process within the MUs to ensure timely contract review and decision by the appropriate contracting group (...
Nihon Kohden Americais looking for a Contract Administrator to join our team! RESPONSIBILITIES Receives and processes all major requests for proposals Searches for and identifies bid opportunities Creates statements of work (SOW) and negotiates terms and conditions and contract amendments for our customers - hospital and surgery centers. Writes and creates contracts and agreements for proposals as...
With a dedication to product quality and excellent customer service, Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., is committed to being at the side of their customers. Brother International is a premier provider of products for the home, home office and office that revolutionize the way you live and work. . Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Brother e...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75225
Litigation Legal Secretary/Paralegal. Litigation firm has an opening for a legal secretary/assistant. This job is in our Dallas office but may require periodic travel to our office in Corsicana, Texas and to court, meetings and properties all across Texas. Must havea minimum of 2 years’ legal experience, but title company employees (title examiners, etc.) and others with real estate experience are...
Small Northwest O'Fallon, MO law firm seeks part time legal secretary/receptionist 10-20 hours per week. $10 per hour. Job duties include answering phone, light typing/word processing, scanning documents....
A temporary-to-hire Legal Secretary job just opened in New York, NY through Special Counsel. Qualified candidates must have previous experience as a legal secretary working in insurance defense. You’ll be working at a mid-size firm with a strong East Coast presence. Temporary Legal Secretary Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: •E-filing •Scheduling •Document production •Other duti...
New York office of premiere mid-sized law firm looking for a Temporary Executive Assistant to provide high-level administrative, coordination, and project management to the Chief Operating Officer Executive Administrative Assistant responsibilities will include but not be limited to: • Calendar maintenance; coordinate, manage and maintain COO's schedules, appointment and travel arrangements, prepa...
LITIGATION ATTORNEY – IRVINE AV-rated 9-attorney business law firm seeks business litigation attorney with 5-plus years experience. Trial experience preferred, as well as great instincts and strong communication, leadership, organizational, management, and people skills. Excellent academic credentials, advocacy research, and writing skills. Competitive salary/comprehensive benefits. Apply through...
We have an exciting TEMPORARY opportunity with a non-profit independent securities regulator for a Paralegal position located in Downtown Manhattan! Details: - Length 1-2 months - Monday through Friday - Hours 9am-6pm - $25.00 to $30.00 an hour. - ASAP Start Date (pending background screenings) Requirements: - Paralegal Certificate is a Plus - 3-5 years of experience - Experience producing documen...
We are Farmers Since our start in 1928, Farmers has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of our customers with an unwavering commitment to upholding the ideals with which we began by providing industry-leading products and services to the customers we're privileged to serve. Today, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's third-largest insurer of both private Personal Lines pa...
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is a civil rights non-profit legal center, founded in 1993 and focused on injunctive relief class actions brought on behalf of persons with disabilities. DRA has offices in both Berkeley, California and Manhattan, New York. DRA is looking for a dynamic and self-motivated attorney with outstanding academic and professional credentials to join their growing New York...
Busy personal injury firm seeks experienced bilingual legal/claims assistants. Qualified individuals should have previous personal injury experience. Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressure Excellent client service skills Ability to h...
The Counsel position is a member of the Office of the General Counsel who provides legal advice and counsel on a range of topics within his/her general practice area. This position will perform a wide variety of legal services, including reviewing and negotiating contracts proposed by external vendors, negotiating and documenting business transactions, identifying new or emerging areas of risk, an...
Busy personal injury firm seeks experienced bilingual legal/claims assistants. Qualified individuals should have previous personal injury experience. Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressure Excellent client service skills Ability to h...
LEGAL SECRETARY Tucker Arensberg's Harrisburg / Lemoyne office is seeking a full time Legal Secretary. Candidates must have min. 3-5 years legal secretarial experience. We seek strong computer skills working in Word and Excel. We offer a competitive salary and congenial work environment. Benefits include: health, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401k, free parking, tuition assistance and much more. E-Ma...
Legal Secretary Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) is hiring! If you are interested in this position, submit your resume and cover letter with the position title in the in subject line to *****. Summary of Responsibilities The Legal Secretaryprovides administrative and regulatory support to the Legal Department. Assists with legal document preparation and filing. Assists with...
Immediate opening for a paralegal / legal assistant at an established Daytona Beach law firm. Practice areas include personal injury and criminal defense. Experience is preferred, but not required. Please submit your resume for consideration....
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Yes!...
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