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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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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) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, ph...
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) The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacie...
We are seeking a legal dynamic Site Manager for one of our law firm locations in Palo Alto, CA. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience managing people over several shifts, with a strong knowledge of copy, mail, fax, scan, supplies and hospitality services. All candidates should possess previous experience in a comparable position with management responsibility. · Extensive cl...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a Litigation Associate Attorney to join the firm’s Belleville, IL office. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of litigation experience, medical malpractice defense preferred. Excellent analytical writing and communication skills with a strong academic record desired. Candidates must also be licensed to practice in both Illinois and Missouri....
Position: Systems Developer- Back End (4045927) Duration: 9+months Location, Santa Clara, CA We are currently looking for a "Systems Developer- Back End " position with our direct client, which is a Fortune 50 company based in Cupertino. This is the largest and most valuable consumer electronics company in the world today which makes cutting edge smart phones, personal computers & music player...
Special Counsel is the largest full-service legal staffing company in the United States, and we are looking for an enthusiastic and extremely organized go-getter to fill a permanent and full-time In-House Corporate Paralegal Job in Kansas City, MO (the location may change to Wichita, KS). This position is with a well-known company that has operations around the world and offers great benefits. In...
Special Counsel is the largest full-service legal staffing company in the United States, and we are currently looking for an excellent candidate to fill a Law Firm Administrator job in Kansas City, MO. If you would like to work for a well-respected mid to large size litigation firm that values results over rigid rules this may be the job for you. This firm likes to work hard and have fun. Law Fir...
A Client Services Associate primarily deals with data entry and office administration. Duties include, but not limited to; processing data received from clients and updating various web sites and electronic files with information. The candidate must be a self-starter with attention to detail. Possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be detail-oriented and possess teamwork a...
A prestigious midtown law firm seeks an experienced, professional, proactive Legal Secretary with at least 3-5 plus years of experience in a law firm setting, preferably with experience in one or more of the following: Transactional and Litigation. The qualified candidate will perform a variety of secretarial duties for more than four attorneys including, but not limited to, transcribing and typi...
DTI will be adding to an ongoing electronic document review project immediately. Attorneys must be licensed and in good standing with a state bar, have prior review experience and be immediately available to begin work on the project. Please respond as soon as possible with resume to *****...
Law Firm seeking to fill immediate opening for a judgment/garnishment processor. No experience required, will train. Candidate must possess strong communication, organizational and analytical skills, proficiency in Microsoft applications, excellent work ethic, speed, accuracy and attention to detail. Position pays $11.00 (firm), plus benefits and flexible scheduling. Fax/email resume to Kramer &...
Our client, a healthcare company, is seeking an attorney with ERISA healthcare litigation experience on a long term contract basis. This position will be located in Blue Bell, PA and will assist on our client's Consumer Litigation Team. This person needs experience managing consumer health benefits cases and some supervisory experience. Meaningful ERISA experience and bona fide litigation experien...
Position Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their live...
Rob Wiley, P.C. represents employees in disputes with employers. We are an expanding law firm with seven attorneys. Currently, we have offices in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. We have an immediate opening for an attorney to begin work in our Dallas office. Typical cases include employment discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, and retaliation. We practice in before administrative agencies l...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...
Philadelphia Gas Works Looking for a challenge and ready to power up your career? Health Insurance –Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the l...
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with over 700 attorneys in offices across the U.S. and internationally, is seeking a Business Intake Client/Matter Change Analyst for its Philadelphia office. The Business Intake Client/Matter Change Analyst reviews and processes existing client/matter change requests, including name change requests, reactivation of closed matters, updating conflict of interest related...
Description DISH is one of the most innovative and dynamic companies in the communications industry. DISH's office in Washington, DC handles all of the company's relationships with Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission and other government agencies. The DISH DC office is a small, close-knit team that works cooperatively to achieve the company's key strategic objectives. Requirement...
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...

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