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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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The Legal Document Specialist is a member of the on-site Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service at our client locations. Responsibilities include document creation and editing, document repair and recovery, and providing MS Word expertise. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit legal documents to client specifications using applicable software. Transcribe tapes, scan and clean...
Integrys Business Support, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is seeking an experienced Corporate Safety Consultant for the Chicago office. Administer safety initiatives across the Integrys Organization through the delivery of standardized, results-driven safety and industrial hygiene programs and processes that safeguard the well being of employees in the work environment and ensure regulator...
Duane Morris, a global law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is seeking an experienced Marketing & Business Development Specialist for its Philadelphia headquarters. In this position you will work closely with a sophisticated group of Marketing and Business Development Managers (MBDMs), attorneys, and colleagues in and out of the Department...
General Summary: Senior level para-professional position supporting Andover and Memphis based attorneys, including VP ? US Legal, on intellectual property (?IP?), commercial contracts, litigation and other legal matters. Regularly interfaces with outside counsel, executive staff, attorneys and other legal department staff, all functional departments of business units, outside sales personnel and ...
MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the nation’s premier law and consulting firms known for quality and extraordinary commitment to clients & integrated, relationship-based services. We are notably progressive and entrepreneurial and are deeply committed to diversity, public service, and excellence in all we do. We currently have a great opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary in our N...
Selected as #29 of The 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 2014 by Forbes Magazine, Lannett is the fast-forward leader in the manufacture of generic pharmaceuticals as well as being a one-stop, blend to bottle manufacturer. We are seeking highly talented and self-motivated professionals to join our rapidly growing company. We are seeking detail oriented people to join our Regulatory Affairs Departme...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist-9687141116 Description Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, hemo...
Company Confidential Kansas City, MO, 64106
Job Purpose: A jack-of-all trades position with room for growth financially and in terms of responsibility. Supports law office operations by monitoring many facets of its operations. This position will provide paralegal/secretarial/and office management duties--everything from interviewing witnesses and prospective clients and drafting simple pleadings to managing supplies and inventory to manag...
The Cutler Law Firm is a niche law practice that provides M&A, corporate and related legal services to veterinarians across the U.S. The firm is seeking an associate attorney who: Is licensed in California Has 3-5 years prior law firm experience handling M&A and real estate matters Works well independently (can work from home office!) Is a good public speaker Is confident handling all aspects...
Job Summary The Contract Manager is responsible for the implementation and day-to-day operation of contract management systems, such as APTTUS and the Legal Department Inbox. The Contract Manager is also responsible for drafting, reviewing, negotiating, revising and analyzing commercial and government contracts, contract proposals, and revisions and amendments. The Contract Manager is responsible...
Job Summary The Contract Manager is responsible for the implementation and day-to-day operation of contract management systems, such as APTTUS and the Legal Department Inbox. The Contract Manager is also responsible for drafting, reviewing, negotiating, revising and analyzing commercial and government contracts, contract proposals, and revisions and amendments. The Contract Manager is responsible...
Candidates must be 1. Experienced in all aspects of Microsoft Windows Professional 7 and XP 2. Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 (Excel spreadsheet formatting; Power Point; Word; Outlook). Demonstrating a high degree of skill in applying advanced software functions to prepare complex and detailed documents including tables, graphs, charts, multiple columns. o Scanning Text Using OCR Software;...
A Legal Assistant/Lease Administrator job in Beachwood, OH is currently being recruited by Ajilon Professional Staffing. The right candidate will have at least four years of experience as Administrative Assistant within a legal department. You will be responsible for reading legal documents including leases as well as assemble and finalize lease documentation, process final leasing documentation. ...
Ajilon is seeking a few LEGAL ADMIN's for a job in Somerset, NJ! This project will last for about a month and requires candidates with experience with: Redlining/redaction (proofreading and editing documents for publication) PACER program knowledge is a plus Very detail oriented Ability to work in a very fast paced environment This project will start ASAP on a temporary basis with an hourly ...
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.(sm) As the Senior Network Contract Manager, you will lead a team engaged in the development of t...
SOCIAL WORKER Non-profit law firm seeks a cs. mgr. to provide support serv. to victims of domestic violence. Min. B.S. in soc. wk., counsel or rel. wk. Two years related exp, bilingual skills a plus. Salary D.O.E. w/excellent benefits, including 401k. Send resume with three prof. refs. & salary expected to: ***** EOE Posting provided by:...
Sr. Assoc. (Attorney) Philadelphia, PA at Philadelphia, PA office. Workers' comp-brief writing, research duties. Req. JD, PA license. 3 yrs prior workers' comp exp. should incl. 6 mo clerkship with a PA workers' comp admin. agency. Local region travel (approx. 10% duties). Mail re- sumes to: Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano LLP, 30 S. 17th St., 17th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Attn: Amber A...
Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Growing law firm looking for full-time detail oriented paralegal. The perfect candidate would possess a background in personal injury with case management skills. Benefits & 401K available. Send resume & salary requirements to: ***** Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
We are seeking a detail-oriented, organized person to work in our litigation section as a Legal Secretary for the Law Office of Crary, Huff, Ringgenberg, Hartnett & Storm, P.C. The firm has 16 attorneys with 3 office locations. The preferred candidate will thrive in a professional, team-oriented environment. This position is located in the Sioux City office at 614 Pierce Street and is full time, M...
LEGAL SECRETARY Cummings & Lockwood LLC seeks a Legal Secretary with 3-5 years' experience. Must be detailed oriented, organized, able to multi-task and have the ability to work independently. Strong admin and communication skills. Familiarity with T&E a plus. EOE. Email *****...

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