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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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This role will support the Senior Commercial Counsel to ensure that the Commercial Legal team meets the commercial contracting needs of the businesses whilst appropriately managing legal and regulatory risk for the Cable & Wireless Group. Will work closely with Senior Commercial Counsel and other members of Commercial Legal Team in planning and executing assigned tasks Responsibilities: Advise the...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company â where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare c...
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. Primary Responsibilities: Provide expertise claims support by reviewing, researching, investigating...
Description: Position Description: UnitedHealthcare's Employer & Individual Shared Services team is now looking for a Healthcare Associate Compliance Analyst for our 7440 Woodland Drive, Indianapolis location. We are searching for an experienced go-getter with experience working with insurance regulations and Regulators. This team is seeing a substantial increase in business across the United Stat...
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 Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network, yielding a geographically compe...
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. Primary Responsibilities: Provide expertise claims support by reviewing, researching, investigating...
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. Primary Responsibilities: Provide expertise claims support by reviewing, researching, investigating...
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. Primary Responsibilities: Provide expertise claims support by reviewing, researching, investigating...
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. Primary Responsibilities: Provide expertise claims support by reviewing, researching, investigating...
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 Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network, yielding a geographically compe...
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 Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network, yielding a geographically compe...
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 Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network, yielding a geographically compe...
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 Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network, yielding a geographically compe...
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 Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network, yielding a geographically compe...
midtown law has an immediate opening for Legal Secretary to two partners in real estate - attorneys have reputatation of being very nice Real estate experience preferred and solid partner level experience salary 70 to 80 K plus excellent benefits...
C Level Executive is recruiting for an Executive Assistant to assist with day to day running of department - this is a business assistant position - Individual needs to have experience working at C level College Degree Salary to 90K College Degree...
Am law 50 recruiting Fund Formation Paralegal will relocate and pay cost of relocation experience in Fund Formation as a Paralegal from a large law firm 4 year college degree extensive job description available Salary $ll5K...
Regional firm with excellent working environment neeeds a legal secretary! Our client, a well-known regional law firm with offices in downtown Miami, needs a litigation legal secretary with state and federal court experience. Candidates must have at least 4 years of experience handling business/commercial litigation, a strong knowledge of U.S. Court guidelines, hands-on experience with e-filing an...
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...
City Attorney City of Rochester, New Hampshire Exciting Career Opportunity - Work with the City Manager, Mayor and City Council to create Rochester’s first office of in-house counsel. The City of Rochester, NH (2012 population 29,823) seeks a highly experienced senior attorney to serve as the City’s first full-time in-house legal advisor. An established record of correctly evaluating a broad range...
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