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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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Sr. Corporate Counsel (Commercial Transactions) – Wind River Systems This attorney position is based at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda CA, and will report to Wind River’s Legal Director, IP & Licensing. This position is ideal for an experienced attorney who seeks a diverse set of challenges and enjoys the opportunity to regularly develop new skills and legal/business knowledge. The qualifi...
Contracts Manager This position is preferably located at Wind River’s headquarters in Alameda, CA or in Santa Clara, CA. About the Company: Wind River is the global leader in the embedded software industry. Founded in 1981, Wind River is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. We are large enough to present a variety of com...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
Payer Contract Analyst I This is a long term contract position for a national healthcare system that is headquartered in Metro Detroit to work at their corporate headquarters. Must be able to pass a national criminal background check, professional reference checks and drug screening process prior to being placed in the position. The Analyst provides comprehensive modeling analysis for the evalua...
Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=882055 Job Experience: Ty...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: •Prepares patent applications and related documents for uploading...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
The Legal Proofreader is a member of the Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service to one of our legal clients. Responsibilities include grammar and verbiage corrections. This role is based at our offices in Wheeling, WV. Job Responsibilities: Identify and correct spelling, grammar, and verbiage errors in complex legal documents. Detect formatting and compositional errors in doc...
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.This is an On-Call opportunity; hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Job Responsibilities: Create and edit complex legal documents t...
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...
For immediate consideration, please email your resume to ***** Executive Assistant with Legal Experience Job in Chicago, IL Our client, a professional services organization, is looking to fill an Executive Assistant job in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 years of experience assisting high level executives. The Executive Assistant is responsible fo...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a/an Litigation Counsel located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: With limited supervision and significant decision-making: Litigation Counsel manages a docket that consists of...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
We are currently recruiting for an Ethics and Compliance Project Manager job in Greensboro, NC! This is a great company to get your foot in the door with. The ideal candidate has a strong business background, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills and sense of urgency. It is a very deadline driven environment with strong administrative needs. Ethics and Co...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records to become a member of this winning practice group and join one of the fastest moving areas of the law. SHB offers a chal...
Position Description: If you enjoy dealing with people, are fascinated by the law and want to come to work knowing that everyday will be different Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the place for you. We are currently seeking a high energy, go-getter to provide secretarial, administrative and clerical support. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, time entry, invoicing, filing, ordering supplie...
Description Our Company Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of inf...
At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Currently, we are recruiting for a Docket Specialist i...

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